Driver for old GPU

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Post#16 by Blaze » 26 Jul 2018, 14:42

With Openbox DE the same story?
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Post#17 by rchase » 26 Jul 2018, 15:42

I can substitute Openbox for XFCE, but that's not going to have any effect on the operation of xorg. There is no problem with the desktop environment, just the video driver.

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Post#18 by rchase » 27 Jul 2018, 22:13

I booted with openbox substituted for xfce; no substantive difference, although a couple of icons in the notification area displayed. I installed Porteus to hd in VESA mode, made a script to save dmesg; Xorg.0.log; and the result of lspci -v on flash drive, and used the Porteus Settings Center to make it autorun at startup -- X Server still fails with "[drm] failed to load kernel module "savage"".

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Post#19 by Blaze » 28 Jul 2018, 06:44

Linux 5.3.0-rc3-porteus #1 SMP Mon Aug 5 11:28:55 UTC 2019 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
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Post#20 by rchase » 28 Jul 2018, 13:39

One by one? Thanks for assembling the list. I am unclear as to the nature of the differences among different distributions and the single post I cited above is the only reference I can recall seeing to anyone getting any Linux with a GUI to work with the S3 ProSavage DDR, so old Ubuntu drivers seem the likely choice -- though the machine has never successfully run Ubuntu variants I tried.

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Post#21 by Blaze » 29 Jul 2018, 09:47

rchase wrote:
28 Jul 2018, 13:39
One by one?
Yes :)
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Post#22 by rchase » 01 Aug 2018, 22:44

I couldn't download a couple of those; of the rest, most reverted to VESA graphics because of version mismatch between the modules and X Server, one reverted to VESA graphics because it couldn't load a driver.so file, and the rest failed with the characteristic lagging and failure to draw GUI elements. I removed xf86-video-savage from xorg and recompiled it, then added each module in turn to /base and tried to boot in Always Fresh.

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