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CHIPS(4)							      CHIPS(4)

NAME
       chips - Chips and Technologies video driver

SYNOPSIS
       Section "Device"
	 Identifier "devname"
	 Driver "chips"
	 ...
       EndSection

DESCRIPTION
       chips  is  an  Xorg driver for Chips and Technologies video processors.
       The majority of the Chips and Technologies chipsets  are	 supported  by
       this  driver.  In  general  the	limitation on the capabilities of this
       driver are determined by the chipset on which it is run.	 Where	possi‐
       ble,  this driver provides full acceleration and supports the following
       depths: 1, 4, 8, 15, 16, 24 and on the latest chipsets an 8+16  overlay
       mode.  All  visual  types  are  supported for depth 1, 4 and 8 and both
       TrueColor and DirectColor visuals are supported where possible.	Multi-
       head configurations are supported on PCI or AGP buses.

SUPPORTED HARDWARE
       The  chips  driver  supports  video processors on most of the bus types
       currently available.  The chipsets supported fall  into	one  of	 three
       architectural  classes.	A basic architecture, the WinGine architecture
       and the newer HiQV architecture.

       Basic Architecture

       The supported chipsets are ct65520, ct65525, ct65530, ct65535, ct65540,
       ct65545, ct65546 and ct65548

       Color depths 1, 4 and 8 are supported on all chipsets, while depths 15,
       16 and 24 are supported only on	the  65540,  65545,  65546  and	 65548
       chipsets.  The driver is accelerated when used with the 65545, 65546 or
       65548 chipsets, however the DirectColor visual is not available.

       Wingine Architecture

       The supported chipsets are ct64200 and ct64300

       Color depths 1, 4 and 8 are supported on both  chipsets,	 while	depths
       15,  16	and 24 are supported only on the 64300 chipsets. The driver is
       accelerated when used with the 64300 chipsets, however the  DirectColor
       visual is not available.

       HiQV Architecture

       The  supported chipsets are ct65550, ct65554, ct65555, ct68554, ct69000
       and ct69030

       Color depths 1, 4, 8,  15,  16,	24  and	 8+16  are  supported  on  all
       chipsets.   The	DirectColor  visual  is	 supported on all color depths
       except the 8+16 overlay mode. Full acceleration	is  supplied  for  all
       chipsets.

CONFIGURATION DETAILS
       Please  refer  to xorg.conf(5) for general configuration details.  This
       section only covers configuration details specific to this driver.

       The driver auto-detects the chipset type,  but  the  following  ChipSet
       names  may optionally be specified in the config file "Device" section,
       and will override the auto-detection:

	   "ct65520", "ct65525", "ct65530", "ct65535",	"ct65540",  "ct65545",
	   "ct65546",  "ct65548",  "ct65550", "ct65554", "ct65555", "ct68554",
	   "ct69000", "ct69030", "ct64200", "ct64300".

       The driver will auto-detect the amount of video memory present for  all
       chipsets.   But	maybe overridden with the VideoRam entry in the config
       file "Device" section.

       The following driver Options are supported, on one or more of the  sup‐
       ported chipsets:

       Option "NoAccel" "boolean"
	      Disable	or  enable  acceleration.   Default:  acceleration  is
	      enabled.

       Option "NoLinear" "boolean"
	      Disables linear addressing in  cases  where  it  is  enabled  by
	      default.	Default: off

       Option "Linear" "boolean"
	      Enables  linear  addressing  in  cases  where  it is disabled by
	      default.	Default: off

       Option "HWCursor" "boolean"
	      Enable or disable the HW cursor.	Default: on.

       Option "SWCursor" "boolean"
	      Enable or disable the SW cursor.	Default: off.

       Option "STN" "boolean"
	      Force detection of STN screen type. Default: off.

       Option "UseModeline" "boolean"
	      Reprogram flat panel timings  with  values  from	the  modeline.
	      Default: off

       Option "FixPanelSize" "boolean"
	      Reprogram	 flat  panel  size  with  values  from	the  modeline.
	      Default: off

       Option "NoStretch" "boolean"
	      This option disables the stretching on a mode on a flat panel to
	      fill the screen. Default: off

       Option "LcdCenter" "boolean"
	      Center  the  mode	 displayed  on	the  flat panel on the screen.
	      Default: off

       Option "HWclocks" "boolean"
	      Force the use of fixed hardware clocks  on  chips	 that  support
	      both fixed and programmable clocks. Default: off

       Option "UseVclk1" "boolean"
	      Use  the	Vclk1  programmable  clock on HiQV chipsets instead of
	      Vclk2. Default: off

       Option "FPClock8" "float"

       Option "FPClock16" "float"

       Option "FPClock24" "float"

       Option "FPClock32" "float"
	      Force the use of a particular video clock speed for use with the
	      flat panel at a specified depth

       Option "MMIO" "boolean"
	      Force  the  use  of memory mapped IO for acceleration registers.
	      Default: off

       Option "FullMMIO" "boolean"
	      Force the use of memory mapped IO where it can be used. Default:
	      off

       Option "SuspendHack" "boolean"
	      Force  driver to leave centering and stretching registers alone.
	      This can fix some laptop suspend/resume problems. Default: off

       Option "Overlay"
	      Enable 8+24  overlay  mode.   Only  appropriate  for  depth  24.
	      Default: off.

       Option "ColorKey" "integer"
	      Set  the	colormap  index	 used for the transparency key for the
	      depth 8 plane when operating in 8+16 overlay  mode.   The	 value
	      must be in the range 2-255.  Default: 255.

       Option "VideoKey" "integer"
	      This sets the default pixel value for the YUV video overlay key.
	      Default: undefined.

       Option "ShadowFB" "boolean"
	      Enable or disable use of the shadow framebuffer layer.  Default:
	      off.

       Option "SyncOnGreen" "boolean"
	      Enable or disable combining the sync signals with the green sig‐
	      nal.  Default: off.

       Option "ShowCache" "boolean"
	      Enable or disable viewing offscreen memory. Used	for  debugging
	      only Default: off.

       Option "18bitBus" "boolean"
	      Force the driver to assume that the flat panel has an 18bit data
	      bus.  Default: off.

       Option "Crt2Memory" "integer"
	      In a dual-head mode (69030 only) this option selects the	amount
	      of  memory  to  set aside for the second head. If not specified,
	      half the memory is used.	Default: off.

       Option "DualRefresh" "integer"
	      The 69030 supports independent refresh rates on its two  display
	      channels.	  This mode of operations uses additional memory band‐
	      width and thus limits the maximum colour depth and refresh  rate
	      that  can	 be  achieved,	and  so is off by default.  Using this
	      option forces the use of an independent refresh rate on the  two
	      screens.	Default: off.

       Option "FpMode" "boolean"
	      The  driver probes the chip to find out if a flat panel (LCD) is
	      connected and active. If this is true  it	 limits	 the  possible
	      screen size to the maximum resolution of the panel. The chips is
	      initialized by the BIOS which may set the chip  to  'dual'  mode
	      even  if no panel is connected. In this case the available reso‐
	      lution on the CRT is limited to the panel size the BIOS has set.
	      To  tell	the  driver that no panel is connected despite of what
	      the BIOS is saying set this option to off. Don't set it  to  off
	      if a panel is connected.	Default: value probed by BIOS.

SEE ALSO
       Xorg(1), xorg.conf(5), Xserver(1), X(7)

       You  are also recommended to read the README.chips file that comes with
       all Xorg distributions,	which  discusses  the  chips  driver  in  more
       detail.

AUTHORS
       Authors	include:  Jon Block, Mike Hollick, Regis Cridlig, Nozomi Ytow,
       Egbert Eich, David Bateman and Xavier Ducoin

X Version 11		    xf86-video-chips 1.2.1		      CHIPS(4)
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