xf86-video-xgi status?

Alfie Viechweg alfie at syncompute.net
Tue May 5 03:09:58 PDT 2009

On 05/04/09 17:27, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: xf86-video-xgi status?
> From: Ian Romanick<idr at freedesktop.org>
> To: Michael Cronenworth<mike at cchtml.com>
> Date: 05/04/2009 04:22 PM
>> Michael Cronenworth wrote:
>>> I may be getting possession of a server that has a XGI Z9s video chip
>>> integrated on the motherboard and as far as I have researched X will not
>>> work since Fedora doesn't ship the xgi driver.
>> It should work with the vesa driver, and it might work with the SiS driver.
>>> I cloned f.o git and found a 1.5 megabyte patch sitting in the resulting
>>> directory. This doesn't look good.
>>> Is there anyone in particular working on the xgi driver? It looks abandoned.
>> I had been working on it for awhile, but, as far as I'm aware, nobody
>> has touched it in over a year.  I don't have any XGI Z7 or Z9 hardware
>> (or any interest), so I won't be making any changes either.
> I figured vesa would be my last resort. Thanks. If I'm curious enough I
> might try the xgi driver, if I ever get said server.
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I can confirm that the sis driver works fine with that hardware. I have used
it for sometime with Tyan motherboards. X does not seem to think that it's
the right driver though so it is not assigned automatically, you'd have to
create a configuration file with sis as the driver in the Device section.

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