Re: S3 Virge and XFree86 3.3.6 in mu

From: Stephen Isard (
Date: Tue Jul 09 2002 - 15:11:16 CEST

A Nandy wrote:

> I have a S3 Virge video card, i cant get X-windows in SVGA mode. I
> have tried XF86_S3V from slackware 4.0. I have been told that my
> card(ChipID 0x8a20)is supported by XFree86 3.3.6 which is only available under
> slackware 7.1.

The XFree86 3.3.5 documentation says that S3 Virge is supported by the
3.3.5 XSVGA driver. You can download a libc5 version, which is what you
need for mulinux, from
(that's all one line, with no spaces, in case the mailer wraps it).
There is an XF86_S3V in that directory as well, but the documentation
says you should use XSVGA instead, without explaining why.
XFree86 seems to have stopped supporting libc5 after 3.3.5.

Good luck.

Stephen Isard

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