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greyspoke
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:46 pm    Post subject: S3 savage driver, old laptop Reply with quote

I have been having some fun trying to get an old Compaq Presario 700 to work with gentoo. I ran into a problem getting graphical with X, lightdm and lxde (but I think X was the culprit). Using the xorg vesa driver X it would all work, but shutting down or going to a text terminal using Ctrl-Alt-F[n] caused the machine to hang. The savage driver gave a screen of mainly garbage. Eventually I got a working X and no hanging by using the savage driver but disabling acceleration in the driver by adding Option "NoAccel" "true" to the "Device" section of xorg.conf thus (including my reminder comments):

Code:
Section "Device"
   Identifier  "Onboard"
# The vesa driver worked, but the computer froze when changing to a text
# terminal using Ctrl-Alt-Fn
   Driver      "savage"
## These messages from the emerge may be relevant
#>>> Messages generated by process 21640 on 2013-01-10 16:26:03 GMT for package x11-drivers/xf86-video-savage-2.3.6:
#
#LOG: postinst
#Your X server no longer supports XAA, so xf86-video-savage will fall back
#to shadowFB. Enable EXA in your X.org configuration to still have some 2D
#acceleration. See "man 4 savage" for details.
## The only way it could be got to work at all was by setting this
## and what's more there was no freezing on switching to a terminal
   Option "NoAccel" "true"
EndSection


It doesn't go too badly with no acceleration, then again graphics speed is not what I am resurrecting the machine for.

Googling didn't really help in this case, hence this post. Don't ask me what is actually going on here.
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