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    I just re-installed debian sarge after mucking it up royally and I've run
    into a problem with the display resolution. In the previous installation I
    had a similar problem and it was solved by using dpkg-reconfigure xserver-
    xfree86 and selecting the S3 ViRGE video card and setting 1024 x 768 @75hz,
    which worked last time.

    This time however, It's not getting me any results. I can get the 1024x768
    allright, but there are horizontal lines of 'sparklies' and noise that
    appear semi-randomly all over the screen very often making it almost
    impossible to read text. *Note*, this is a dual boot system and the very
    same card and monitor perform flawlessly 1024x768@75hz as my default
    settings in win98se as well as in the previous debian installation.

    lspci
    0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 430TX - 82439TX MTXC (rev 01)
    0000:00:01.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 01)
    0000:00:01.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
    0000:00:01.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
    0000:00:01.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 01)
    0000:00:09.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX
    [Cyclone] (rev 24)
    0000:00:0b.0 Multimedia video controller: 3Dfx Interactive, Inc. Voodoo
    (rev 02)
    0000:00:0c.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c325 [ViRGE] (rev 06)
    0000:00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 264VT3 [Mach64
    VT3] (rev 9a)

    The way these are used in windows is the ATI device is built into the
    motherboard, but since it blows chunks, I'm using the S3 ViRGE and routing
    it through the 3dfx Voodoo on a sceptre monitor. How can I get this
    arrangement to work with debian?

    If anybody's got a clue, or better yet, an outright solution I'd be
    gratefull. I hate it when something works differently even though I've
    done everything the same way as when it did work.

    ===begin XF86Config-4===
    # XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool,
    using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
    # (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades
    *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically
    updated
    # again, run the following commands as root:
    #
    # cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
    # md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
    # dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

    Section "Files"
    FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
    # if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "GLcore"
    Load "bitmap"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "ddc"
    Load "dri"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx"
    Load "int10"
    Load "record"
    Load "speedo"
    Load "type1"
    Load "vbe"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "keyboard"
    Option "CoreKeyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "s3 virge"
    Driver "s3virge"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "___:ffff"
    HorizSync 30-60
    VertRefresh 50-75
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "s3 virge"
    Monitor "___:ffff"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 1
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 4
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666
    EndSection

    ===end XF86Config-4===


  2. Re: display resolution

    Ed wrote in
    news:Xns9707C9112C6032362352@216.196.97.142:

    > I just re-installed debian sarge after mucking it up royally and I've
    > run into a problem with the display resolution. In the previous
    > installation I had a similar problem and it was solved by using
    > dpkg-reconfigure xserver- xfree86 and selecting the S3 ViRGE video
    > card and setting 1024 x 768 @75hz, which worked last time.
    >
    > This time however, It's not getting me any results. I can get the
    > 1024x768 allright, but there are horizontal lines of 'sparklies' and
    > noise that appear semi-randomly all over the screen very often making




    Just in case anyone else has a similar problem, The solution I finally
    found that worked was to use the VESA driver instead of the S3 ViRGE
    driver.

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