[plug] Re: [ticket #46275]Getting XWindows working

David Buddrige dbuddrige at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 8 23:47:01 WST 1998

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your assistance - I managed to get it working by jumping
onto www.yahoo.com and doing a search for everything relating to 
Diamond Stealth II S220 video cards - particularly the usenet archives.

I discovered this email in the usenet archives which answered my 


Apparently while xfree86 does not currently support the Diamond Stealth 
II S220 card, SUSE has developed an XServer that WILL run
this card - indeed it was this very card upon which it was tested...

It is available at:


You also need to use a a modified xf86config program in order to get 
this x server to get it to work... it is available at 

With the zsuseconfig.tgz, you first make backup copies of your
/usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config program and
/user/X11R6/lib/X11/Cards configuration file...

Then as root, goto the / directory and tryp the command:

tar -xzvf /the-path-to-the-tgz-file/xsuseconfig.tgz

Then by running the xf86Config program, you are able to configure
Xwindows using the appropriate card which is then listed you will 
notice.... 8-)

Anyway, you might wanty to post this at one of your support archives 
somewhere.... 8-)

The text of the email says:

Subject:      Re: RedHat5.1 and CreativeLabs 3D Blaster
From:         rkarmo at my-dejanews.com
Date:         1998/10/02
Message-ID:   <6v378t$1l3$1 at nnrp1.dejanews.com>
Newsgroups:   comp.os.linux.hardware 
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In article <906971754.1233321602 at news.sektornet.dk>,
  Klaus Agnoletti <UltrA at forum.dk> wrote:
> Oooops, maybe I didnt write this clear enough :(  ... My Graphics 
adaptor is a
> Creative Labs 3D Blaster with a Rendition Verite 1000 chip on it.
> Klaus Agnoletti
> On Sun, 27 Sep 1998, Klaus Agnoletti wrote:
> >I'm having problems with an old (3yrs or so) graphics adaptor. It 
says on
> >RedHats homepage that its incompatible with RedHat Linux, so I cant 
get a
> >resolution beyond 640x480x16 colors.  I recently deleted windows95 
because i
> >got tired of it, actually i got tired of it a long time ago :). In 
windows my
> >resolution for this adaptor was 1024x768x65536 colors, so naturally i 
> >resolution in linux as well. Should i get another adaptor ( :-( ) or 
can i
> >a driver from somewhere, or maybe change to another Linux 
distribution ?? ...
> >
> >Thanks in advance from Klaus Agnoletti, Denmark

If no one has answered your question yet...
Joel Morgan posted in linux.redhat.misc:
Try this link.

Version 1.0 as of July 13, 1998
We just released an XFCom server for cards with the widely used 
chipsets. This server is currently not accelerated, but also reasonably
stable and well usable.
XFCom_Rendition supports the following chipsets:
Rendition V1000
Rendition V2100
Rendition V2200
It was tested with these boards:
Diamond Stealth II S220
Hercules Thriller3D
You can download XFCom_Rendition (Release-Date: July 13, 1998) as a
TGZ-Archive or as a RPM-Archive You also need a modified xf86config to
configure the server.
Please read /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc/README.XFCom_Rendition!
If you have questions or bug reports regarding this server, please send 
to x at suse.de.
In the FAQ at comp.windows.x.i386unix:
From: XFree86 FAQ
Subject: Q.F22- Is a server for Rendition chipsets available?

   In March 1998 XFree86 finally received some documentation on 
   chipsets. We are evaluating the documentation and will be working on 
   Rendition server.

  An early release of this server is now available as XFCom_Rendition at 
S.u.S.E.'s X server page for download. This server is not yet  
but should work on all Rendition Verite V1000, V2100 and  V2200 cards.
======================================== Also, the "Creative Labs 
Blaster 3D" based on a Cirrus Logic chip, should not be confused with 
"Creative Labs 3D Graphics Blaster PCI" based on the Rendition Verite 
chipset, but it's easy to see why it would be.
======================================== Hope this helps...

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>From support at redhat.com Thu Oct  8 07:29:45 1998
>Received: (from support at localhost)
>	by supserv.support.redhat.com (8.8.7/8.8.7) id KAA02655;
>	Thu, 8 Oct 1998 10:27:55 -0400
>Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 10:27:55 -0400
>Message-Id: <199810081427.KAA02655 at supserv.support.redhat.com>
>From: <support-daemon at redhat.com>
>To: dbuddrige at hotmail.com
>Reply-To: support at redhat.com
>Subject: [ticket #46275]Getting XWindows working
>Unfortunately using a 'similar' video card will not always work and if 
>are not care damage some of your equipment especially the monitor if 
>use an incorrect syn rates.  You will need to see what chip set is on 
>video card(It should be printed right on the video card, look at the
>chips)  You might also want to try going to http://www.xfree86.org and 
>if they have any ideas.
[snip of my email to rh]

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