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Re: s3 product (Re: Xserver works on bebox with s3)
On Nov 25, 2008, at 1:13 PM, Tim Rightnour wrote:
On 25-Nov-2008 Michael wrote:
Turns out mine's a CL-GD5446, the label says 'MVGA-CL5446P'
It's got 2MB VRAM, no ROM ( socket's empty ), the AIX driver supports
8 bit only. Came in a PowerStack-II.
Yeah. The Cirrus cards seem to be what motorola chose. The ones I
were all from motorola boxes.
I was just looking at the IBM adapters book for the Matrox and S3
cards. In both cards, IBM claims the cards can only do 8-bit
possible they put a wierd dac on them. You aren't trying to run
them at 16 or
24 bit are you?
IBM's Matrox cards ( not including the G200-based ones ) are castrated
Millennium I with different memory ( EDO instead of the fancy dual-
ported special stuff they use on the Millennium ) and a DAC that does
only 8 bit. I don't have such a card but the AIX driver knows how to
handle a real Millennium I - still only 8 bit though. If you give it a
Millennium II you'll end up with a black screen.
No idea about their S3 stuff but if Matrox made castrated variants for
IBM, I'd guess so did S3.
Also, the Cirrus board I have supposedly supports 24bit colour - I
never tried it and the DAC is integrated. Of course it's 8 bit only in
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