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Re: [opensuse] Installing openSuSE v11.1 on T21 -- Revisited
  • From: "Rajko M." <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 11:50:32 -0600
  • Message-id: <200901111150.32844.rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 11 January 2009 10:17:56 am Stan Goodman wrote:

hwinfo --gfxcard tells me that the card is "Savage IX/MV, revision 0x13".
DriverInfo tells me that the server module is "savage", and there is an
option: ShadowStatus".

# lspci -n

can reveal PCI ID for graphic driver, and that seems to be hexadecimal number
next to the name. Though, those drivers are for windows. The Linux section
contains only newer Chrome chipset drivers. I guess, the reason is
that 'savage' driver is part of the kernel.

I have visited the S3 website (, and find that "savage"
drivers are grouped in a list under "Legacy" (a Politically Correct term
meaning "Archeological"). Some of them are even for Linux (which is
apparently what IX means, although that is not stated), but there is no
obvious way for non-employees of S3 to identify which, if any, are
plausible replacements of the one I have. Since what I have is what the
installation chose as best, I am inclined to believe that there is none.

They are clear that there will be no newer drivers for legacy products, at
least not from them

The 'savage' driver is for quite old hardware. I had ProSavage 3D on original
MoBo of this computer (2001), running under the same driver.

In any case it would be good to post
otherwise discussion can't give any useful result.

The information in
is useful at least how to debug this.

I recommend the Midnight Commander for fast finding and editing of
configuration files.

Regards, Rajko
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