Problems with the Trident driver

Richie Ward richies at
Thu Oct 18 11:28:50 PDT 2007

I have a old laptop with a Trident Cyber 9525.

I get a fuzzy strip near the bottom on 24 bit mode and in 16bit its not so bad.
In 24bit mode, The fuzzy strip goes over any windows open and in 16bit
mode it stays in background.
Another problem is video's play slow or not at all (only sound) in
16bit but fine in 24bit.

I am looking for someone to help me fix this, I do think it might be a
problem with the xorg driver itself.  I am willing to provide the
developers of xorg any information they need upon request!

Perhaps trident themselves might give some hints since this is old
hardware but I don't personally know how the industry works.

lspci -v:
00:04.0 VGA compatible controller: Trident Microsystems Cyber 9525
(rev 49) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Unknown device 0002
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 8, IRQ 11
        Memory at ff800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
        Memory at ff7e0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
        Memory at ff000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at 30000000 [disabled] [size=64K]
        Capabilities: [80] AGP version 1.0
        Capabilities: [90] Power Management version 1

I look forward to your replies.

Thanks, Richie Ward

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