Subject: RE: Support for S3-Trio64 Card with XFree86-4.2.0
To: 'Brian A. Seklecki' <>
From: Jenkins, Graham K \[IBM GSA\] <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 08/13/2002 17:12:46
> JGKIG> Guys, I have been trying to use XFree86-4.2.0 under
> JGKIG> NetBSD 1.6_BETA4 .. for some machines with
> JGKIG> S3 Trio64VL cards.  These machines have worked
> JGKIG> well with NetBSD 1.5.2 and XFree86-3.x.x.
> JGKIG> The only way they will work with 4.2.0 is by using
> JGKIG> the "vesa" driver.  Yet I've seen in some of the
> JGKIG> Linux mailing lists that people have been able to
> JGKIG> change "vesa" to "s3" .. and thereby got satisfactory
> JGKIG> accelerated performance.
> ...did you check the archives of and/or try the mailing lists at
> I havn't seen anything on S3 recently, but you never know.  XFree isn't
> famous for documenting special circumstances >:}

Thanks for your interest, Brian.   I actually went back to the s3 source
code and found in the program  s3_driver.c   the comment line:
  /* XXX do ISA later .. some day in the distant future... */

I'm guessing that this is why it's not working on my machines!

Regards .. G.