On Fri, 11 Jul 2003 10:22:57 -0400, Alan <no_spamno_spam.com> wrote:The old S3 chips like the very common Trio64 are no longer specifically> I'm a real newbie to linux. I just load debian woody. The problem is
> the driver for STB Trio 64. It doesn't exist. It is listed but it is
> unsupported so it just load a generic vga driver. Unfortunately this
> makes x window unusable due to the low resolution.
> I've searched the web and ng's and have not been able to find out how
> to find drivers. Can anyone tell me where to get the STB Trio 64
> driver or a substitute?
supported in X version 4. If you want an accelerated server you have to
install an older X version 3 and use the S3 xserver (I assume the STB is
an S3 chip because of the Trio64).
I ran the old S3 chips in my 386 (I think) and P100->P200 MMX OD->K6-2/400
box until it recently croaked (stopped responding and no video even during
boot). The latter never got past Mdk 7.0 because the newer tulip drivers
would not work reliably with my Netgear FA310TX nic (I used old_tulip
If your screen is cut off, maybe you do not have enough video RAM for the
resolution and color depth you are trying for (I had 2 MB I think). You
cannot get quite the color depth as in Windows because some video RAM is
used to store fonts. Although, with 2 MB video RAM I was able to do
1024x768 16-bit color (which is what I do on my laptop with 2.5 MB RAM).
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