[clug] XFree 4 and Compaq badged S3 Virge GX fun

Drew Parsons Drew.Parsons at anu.edu.au
Mon Jan 10 07:08:38 GMT 2005

On Mon, 2005-01-10 at 15:02 +1100, Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au wrote:

> Even so, the XFree4 (4.1) S3 Virge driver "s3virge" seems to suck . I got
> colours and an intelligible display by switching off just about every
> card feature. But with everything switched off, I still got flickering
> and pixel corruption (especially when moving windows).
> When I ran out of things to switch off, I used the vesa driver instead.
> This works well, but is presumably not as nice as using a specific driver.
> Is this normal for the S3 Virge? Or a feature of the Compaq implementation?

I had (have) a Toshiba 490CDT with S3 ViRGE video.  I worked with the
driver author, and we got maybe 80% of the way there to a working
s3virge driver, when eventually the author got other projects to take

I just used the vesa driver, and waited for my new laptop.


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