Subject: Re: unrecognized S3 chips
To: Michael Richardson <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: port-i386
Date: 09/27/2000 23:57:13
On Wed, Sep 27, 2000 at 05:51:06PM -0400, Michael Richardson wrote:

 >   I recall someone wrote something about being able to put a line into
 > XF86Config that would force a server to recognize a product ID as a
 > particular kind.  I have:
 >     Vendor Name: S3 (0x5333)
 >     Device Name: Savage/IX+MV (0x8c12)
 >   in my new Toshiba Satellite notebook. XF86_S3 from 1.5_ALPHA2 does not
 > recognize that chip, but I recalled something about it being able to drive
 > the chip if I can convince the program that it should recognize it.

I'm working on this.  My girlfriend's desktop has an S3 Savage in it.

The X server has to call the VESA BIOS to change video modes, etc.

Stay tuned.  Watch src-changes.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>