[pc110] Re: PC110 + Linux RedHat 6 + XFree86 3.3.3 + 256 colors?

Fringe Ryder (fringe nospam at fringeweb.com)
Mon, 26 Jul 1999 19:37:08 -0700

You didn't say which X you're running. I run XFree86 successfully, no
recent patches. (In fact, it's several years old at this point.)

Check XF86Config. I have...
Section "Monitor"
HorizSync 31.5
VertRefresh 60
ModeLine 640x480 25.18 640 664 760 800 480 491 493 525

Section "Device"
BoardName "Chips & Technologies CT65535"

That's it for tricks. (That plus the Fn+F7 after X starts up.)

At 07:10 PM 7/26/99 -0700, Bob Marinelli wrote:
>Hi Fringe,
>Have just installed RedHat 6 on PC110, am scouring the web trying to
>find the secret for running a recent X server in 256 color mode. On my
>PC110, vga16 comes up just fine (in 16 color mode of course) and
>switching to the SVGA driver results in some large sparkling bands of
>pixels (that look like memory or bad sync)...
>I tried the suggestion of <Fn+F7> after X SVGA comes up and there is a
>small change in the sparkling bands but no joy - still way bad.
>Do you know of any patch or fix to the SVGA server? I suspect the HW is
>fine as the 16 color works just great. I even tried removing the extra
>memory (making the 20MB machine a 8MB machine) and that didn't help
>Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.