Problems with S3 Trio 64 V2/DX and Xorg 6.7.0

Matthieu Herrb matthieu.herrb at
Sun Aug 29 23:04:20 PDT 2004

Nikolay Datchev wrote:
> That's great :-(
> The Xfree86 that worked was so old that i even cannot remember the version
> (it was the time of slackware 7.1. So, this card is not supported anymore?

Unfortunatly, more or less yes. The XFree86 3.x XF86_S3 server is a 
really complicated and obfuscated code maze. No one managed to port it 
as is to the new design.
No developper has enough motiviation to really work on the new s3 driver 
to add support to a wide range of legacy s3 boards.
This is why some Unix project still provide some the XFree86 3.3.6 
servers in addition to XFree86 4.x based ones to support those old cards.

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