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    savage video driver and ibm T22 and screen resolution(SOLVED


    anybody gotten the savage video driver to work for x with 1024x768 resolution.

    this is my xorg.conf ---relevant part. When I use vesa driver the resolution is cool but not the appropriate savage driver. I have a thinkpad T22. this is the the lspci for video.

    0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV (rev 13)

    here is xorg.conf:

    Code:
    Section "Monitor"
            Identifier   "Monitor0"
            VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
            ModelName    "Monitor Model"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            ### Available Driver options are:-
            ### Values&#58; [i]&#58; integer, <f>&#58; float, <bool>&#58; "True"/"False",
            ### <string>&#58; "String", <freq>&#58; "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
            ### &#91;arg&#93;&#58; arg optional
            #Option     "NoAccel"                   # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "HWCursor"                  # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "SWCursor"                  # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "ShadowFB"                  # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "Rotate"                    # &#91;<str>&#93;
            #Option     "UseBIOS"                   # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "LCDClock"                  # <freq>
            #Option     "ShadowStatus"              # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "CrtOnly"                   # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "TvOn"                      # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "PAL"                       # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "ForceInit"                 # &#91;<bool>&#93;
     #Option     "Overlay"                   # &#91;<str>&#93;
            #Option     "TransparencyKey"           # &#91;<str>&#93;
            Identifier  "Card0"
    #       Driver      "savage"
            Driver      "vesa"
            VendorName  "S3 Inc."
            BoardName   "86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV"
            BusID       "PCI&#58;1&#58;0&#58;0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Screen0"
            Device     "Card0"
            Monitor    "Monitor0"
            DefaultDepth 24
            SubSection "Display"
                    Viewport   0 0
                    Depth     16
                    Modes "1024x768"
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                    Viewport   0 0
                    Depth     24
                    Modes "1024x768"
            EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "dri"
            Mode 0666
           EndSection
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    do you happen to know the horizontal/vertical refresh rates for you moniter. I have had to change that in xorg.conf before
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    I had a Compaq laptop until recently, and it used the savage dri driver from freedesktop.org. It is extremely simple to install (download common-~~~.tar.bz2 and savage-~~~.tar.bz2, extract and type ./install.sh). I hope it helps.

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    thanks guys. I did find a page which suggested a vertrefresh and horizsync rate and it worked. I always though that laptops had a fixed refresh rate or something and that this would not need to be edited especially since my resolution was cool under 'vesa' driver. But it did the trick.
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