Configuring XFree on ProSavage DDR (VIA KM266) board?

Bill Moran wmoran at
Mon Apr 21 12:14:12 PDT 2003

Gabriel Ambuehl wrote:
> Hello,
> from a project I have a left over Shuttle SK41G based on VIA KM266
> chipset with features integrated ProSavageDDR graphics. I know that
> XFree 4.3.X supports the chipset but by any means, I can't seem to be
> able to figure out how to use it with resolutions higher than 640x480.
> (whomever came up with the idea of mod lines deserves to be shot
> anyway, why can't XFree just read the DDC information the monitor
> supplies to it?? (currently a Acer AL712)).
> Alternatively, I'd be quite happy if I could get the chip to display
> 800x600 on the TV out thru either svgalib or X as I want the box to
> act as media hub.
> Figuring that Linux would probably make for the better media player
> environment (see MythTV, Freevo) I tried that too but X wouldn't work
> either way. Sticking in another VGA card seems kinda wasted money if
> the one on board already does everything I need save for the fact that
> I can't seem to get it to work right (I know it does under Win but
> there's nothing comparable to Freevo under win :-(.

Sounds like you've taken some time to do some real research before
reporting this problem.  It also sounds like this is an XFree86
issue, and not a FreeBSD one.
While it's likely that there's someone on this list who can help
you, it's more likely that the XFree86 list will be more helpful:

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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