Problem with X11 and S3 Savage video card
wblock at wonkity.com
Sat Mar 17 23:52:04 UTC 2007
On Thu, 15 Mar 2007, Lubomir Toshev wrote:
> I am trying to run X11 on a machine with FreeBSD 6.2 and S3 Savage
> video card. The installation of X11 was successful. The initial test
> is ok, everything seems to function normally. The problem occures when
> I try to exit the test with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. At that moment it
> looks like an attempt is made to switch the video mode and the screen
> remains black. After some time the monitor goes to power down mode as
> if there is no video signal.
I've seen the same thing with a ProSavage DDR-K integrated on an MSI
motherboard. It appears that the video card doesn't reset correctly
when quitting X. If X is left running, Ctrl-Alt-F1 works to switch back
to console mode.
Other than the reset issue, the Savage video seems to work fine.
There's a UseBIOS option documented in the savage manpage, although
"UseBIOS No" didn't help with this particular system. Other options
like DmaMode are probably worth trying (I would, but that system is a
long way away).
Hmm. A search just now turned up this:
(Link suggests disabling the Load "dri" option in the xorg.conf Module
section may solve the problem.)
Please respond on whether that works or not.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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