Subject: Re: XF86 Neomagic
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Duncan McEwan <duncan@MCS.VUW.AC.NZ>
Date: 11/06/1998 16:31:32
> While 1024x768x8bpp and 800x600x16bpp work fine, I can't get
> 1024x768x16bpp to work,even when I specif videoram as 2048. I just get a
> huge magnified screen. Any ideas?
The subject of Neomagic X servers is in a couple of other threads in
port-i386 at the moment.
>From what I understand, the neomagic support in the X tarballs is the
unaccelerated support described at http://www.mnsinc.com/js/Neomagic.html.
I think without proprietary programing info 1024x768x8 is the best you
can do with the NeoMagic chips.
I think you have several choices:
- Put up with it for now and wait for the next(?) release of XFree86
which might include an XF86_SVGA that incorporates the soon to be released
source code for driving the proprietary features of the neomagic chip.
- Buy Xig's accelerated server for FreeBSD or Linux and run it in
compatibility mode (see thread with subject "Interest in 19981006
- Try to get the Linux XFCom_NeoMagic linux binary, available from
ftp.redhat.com:pub/XBF (an accelerated Neomagic server which should
support 1024x768x16) working. See thread "XFCom_NeoMagic linux
binary working on NetBSD?" for a description of my unsuccessful attempts
to do this :-(
If you find anything out thats different from the above, I'd love to
hear about it!