Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 04 2007,16:50
Just installed XFree86.dsl on my hd-install comp. I made a base XF86Config-4 with XFree86 -configure. Tweaked it and it should be 'near perfect'. My video card is S3 Trio 64 pci (Diamond Stealth something as a marketing brand).
lspci shows it has 8mb of memory, Xfree only recognizes 2mb.
Xfree doesn't recognize the card correctly, even though it set the Driver part to "s3" in -configure, it falls back to vgahw, which causes the only possible resolution to be 640x480. That sucks....
And third: it claims my monitor is only capable of 640x480. Xvesa used it happily 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x1024 with about 74Hz refresh rate, 60Hz on the last two ones...
The low res causes me to be unable to close most programs any other way than xkill or killall..
Some pros too: Apps load faster, though Xfree does use more ram than Xvesa
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