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Driver for S3 Trio 3D/X2 368 Video Card
Cgus Feb-21-02 09:03 AM
I have an S3 Trio 3D/X2 video card and have no driver for it. I have visited the S3 download site listing a driver, but it errors out when attempting a download. I have been trying for weeks. Would anyone out there have a driver for this Video Card? I would appreciate any help or advice.

1. RE: Driver for S3 Trio 3D/X2 368 Video Card
lbyard Feb-21-02 10:58 AM
In response to message 0
Drivers are usually specific to the operating system? Larry

2. RE: Driver for S3 Trio 3D/X2 368 Video Card
copperpipe Feb-21-02 12:05 PM
In response to message 0
I remember having this card in our ancient 486 systems with Windows 3.1. Implicit to Larry's post, what is your operating system?

If you are using Windows 98, the driver is already included and you just have to change the driver in the display settings.


3. RE: Driver for S3 Trio 3D/X2 368 Video Card
lbyard Feb-21-02 12:09 PM
In response to message 2
486's aren't ancient. 8080's and 6502's are. Or maybe I am... Older than dirt... Larry

4. RE: Driver for S3 Trio 3D/X2 368 Video Card
Cgus Feb-21-02 04:29 PM
In response to message 2
This card is a little younger than dirt! It is an AGP-X2, 8meg 3D graphics card. First manufactured in 1997. This particular card was created by tiny taiwaneese hands in 1999.

The OS is Windows 98. Windows 95/98/me/XP all do not have a driver for this particular card, although they do all have drivers for other "S3 Trio" cards, some older. I have located a driver and according to the S3 website it is available for download but their download server errors out when I try to access it. Others have tried with the same lack of success. So far I have not been able to locate a driver at any other site and I have not found anyone familiar with or using the card.

I do appreciate your comments. Maybe someone will stumble onto these postings and have a driver in their hip pocket.


5. RE: Driver for S3 Trio 3D/X2 368 Video Card
lbyard Feb-21-02 04:47 PM
In response to message 4
I had no problem whatsoever in downloading the driver from https://ranger.s3graphics.com/362drv/. You have to get to that link from http://www.s3graphics.com/:

"FOURTH: Log in here to download drivers. You will need a username and password provided below.
User Name: archive Password: archive"

However, you should:

"FIRST: Check with your board vendor.
Your board or system vendor provides drivers which are fully customized for your hardware. Drivers accessible here may not support or function perfectly with all features of your hardware. S3 Graphics provides 3D graphics chips to the computer industry's leading add-in card manufacturers and PC OEMs. We do not sell any products directly to end users so we do not have an end-user technical support function. If you are having a problem with any product featuring an S3 Graphics component, please contact either the PC or board manufacturer of your product."

This may help with doing first things first: http://duxcw.com/digest/Fromshop/mb/det.htm. Larry


6. RE: Driver for S3 Trio 3D/X2 368 Video Card
cgus Feb-22-02 09:06 AM
In response to message 5
Thank you for trying to help with this problem Larry.

I have done all the obvious (recommended) things to secure the needed driver. I have visited the S3 site and attempted the download many, many times. Each time it errors out and I am unable to access the login page:

"Sorry,
Your User-Name/Password combination has not been accepted..

TRY AGAIN: Log into Ranger here to download drivers.
(use "archive" for username and password)"

I have a local friend who has tried also, with the same results. Since you were able to make it to the download page there is obviously something related to us locally that is blocking access.

Thank you again, hopefully I'll hit on the right combination eventually.

Charley

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7. RE: Driver for S3 Trio 3D/X2 368 Video Card
lbyard Feb-22-02 12:55 PM
In response to message 6
That may be an IE 6.0 cookie problem, which can be corrected in the Tools, Internet Options... Anyway, check your inbox. Larry

8. RE: Driver for S3 Trio 3D/X2 368 Video Card
cgus Feb-22-02 04:16 PM
In response to message 7
Thanks for the help - Works like a new penny.

Access to the site is a real mystery. I enabled all cookies, lowered security to minimum and verified the site certificate, with no luck. I tried this computer, my wife's computer and my workbench test computer, and had two others try for me. None of could get access to the login page.

Thanks again - I am in your debt!!

Charley


9. RE: Driver for S3 Trio 3D/X2 368 Video Card
lbyard Feb-23-02 12:01 PM
In response to message 8
Perplexing… I just went through the following sequence again:

1. Browsed with IE 6.0 and Windows Me with all updates to:
http://www.s3graphics.com/

2. Clicked ”Drivers” in the menu at the top of the page.

3. Clicked “here” in Fourth: Log in here in…
FOURTH: Log in here to download drivers. You will need a username and password provided below.
User Name: archive Password: archive

4. Logged in with account: archive and Password: archive as directed.

5. Downloaded the driver file again.

Are you going to www.s3graphics.com or www.s3.com? Larry


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