Subject: Re: options VM86 docs
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 10/11/2000 16:11:38
On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 12:38:57AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

 > OK - Tell me which of the X servers in
 > xsrc/xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/*.man files I should add a note in the
 > SETUP section and I can do it. Anything besides XF86_SVGA?

It's necessary for XF86_SVGA if you have an S3 Savage chipset.

 > I'm thinking of something simple like ``This server requires "options 
 > VM86" compiled into the kernel for proper operation.''

Sure, that's great, but make sure to note which chipsets it's required

 > What would be useful is to print that clearly on the screen if the
 > operations that require "options VM86" do fail.

Well, the Savage driver will say "vm86() failed".

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>