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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? Thanks. Alan...

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    Default STB Trio 64

    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?

    Thanks.

    Alan
    Alan Guest

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    Default Re: STB Trio 64

    On Fri, 11 Jul 2003 10:22:57 -0400, Alan <no_spamno_spam.com> wrote:
    > 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?
    The old S3 chips like the very common Trio64 are no longer specifically
    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
    module).

    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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