[BL] Xvesa Xli Images
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Tue Jan 9 23:21:38 EST 2007
On Tue, 9 Jan 2007, Lee Forrest wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 01:55:07AM +0000, sindi keesan wrote:
>>> The only thing remotely related to video is this:
>>> Primary Graphic Device [External PCI]
>> I presume it is not set to this right now. If you set it to
>> onboard AGP, you don't have any choice of shared memory size?
> The choices are AGP or PCI and it has always been set as above.
> There is no 'External PCI' so therefore it must have chosen
> AGP anyway.
What do you see if you set it to AGP instead, anything about 512K? I
think you hit Enter and then + or -. Keep going and see if there is a 1MB
setting. In our IBM that is an option after choosing AGP (onboard).
> Xvesa just can't access AGP.
Obviously it is accessing your onboard AGP chip.
And it also works with my Riva AGP and other AGP cards such as Nvidia.
And onboard SiS and ATI AGP chips.
This option is probably used to select between onboard AGP and added PCI
if you have both. If you put in a PCI card without changing BIOS the
signal would go to it first (and not the onboard AGP).
>>>> But I'm not getting a video card. Don't have a slot for it,
>> How many slots came with the machine? One for the serial card
>> and what else?
> One other, which I use for ethernet. It is connected to a 'headless'
> computer where this box is backed up everyday. I know of too many
> people who have lost everything when their hdd went down, or something
> like that. That computer is used for nothing else.
Some people burn their data to CD, or to a USB flash drive. I keep two
copies of everything on two computers like you do (but they both have
monitors and keyboards).
Can you get online with your 'headless' computer via modem and use it as a
gateway to this one instead of using the serial half-height modem?
Steven explained how not too long ago and I got it working. You need to
have a firewall on the gateway and my smf kernel accepts the ipchains.o
module needed for the firewall (or maybe it is built in, I forget, see my
postings). I don't know if you can manage this without a monitor plugged
into that other computer so you can see to add the ipchains line(s). Then
type something on the Gateway to use the other computer as default
gateway. Dial with the other computer and go online with this Gateway.
It is fun even if not necessary. And you can then access two sites at the
same time full-screen (if you have two monitors).
>> More than 1MB will give you more excellent graphics, unless you
>> don't want more colors and resolution. I hope agpgart works
>> with the i810 server.
> Me too. The server I use for debian was one adapted to the i810 chip,
> although for glibc6 and a debianized kernel. It is twice the size of the
> libc5 one below:
> The tinyX package (url posted by David M recently) contains the following:
> -rwxr-xr-x 0/0 873898 2006-05-08 10:27:26 bin/Xchips
> -rwxr-xr-x 0/0 839441 2006-05-08 10:27:25 bin/Xfbdev
Try the above if you have framebuffer support. A generic server for
framebuffer cards. (Xvesa is for vesa-compatible cards so works with
older cards). Xfbdev is slightly smaller than Xi810.
If you have framebuffer support your card should work with my smf kernel
and vga=788 on the loadlin (or lilo) line at 800x600-16 (64K colors) res
text mode. vga=771 is 256 colors at 800x600, 768 is 640x480 256 colors.
If it says these video modes are not available you don't have framebuffer
> -rwxr-xr-x 0/0 877965 2006-05-08 10:27:27 bin/Xi810
> -rwxr-xr-x 0/0 843687 2006-05-08 10:27:25 bin/Xigs
> -rwxr-xr-x 0/0 856234 2006-05-08 10:27:29 bin/Xipaq
> -rwxr-xr-x 0/0 914139 2006-05-08 10:27:27 bin/Xmach64
> -rwxr-xr-x 0/0 872160 2006-05-08 10:27:25 bin/Xsavage
> -rwxr-xr-x 0/0 841146 2006-05-08 10:27:28 bin/Xsis530
> -rwxr-xr-x 0/0 881964 2006-05-08 10:27:26 bin/Xtrident
> -rwxr-xr-x 0/0 852660 2006-05-08 10:27:29 bin/Xtrio
> -rwxr-xr-x 0/0 876265 2006-05-08 10:27:30 bin/Xts300
> -rwxr-xr-x 0/0 863260 2006-05-08 10:27:31 bin/Xvesa
> I wonder if David's area lost power. We are having a big
> windstorm over here, and he's very near the coast. Haven't heard
> from him.
Which state? A friend in Seattle had to move to a hotel when they lost
power not too long ago.
> Thanks for the help,
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