[THIN] A challenge!

  • From: Angus Macdonald <Angus.Macdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 14:32:34 +0100

Here's one for the pros.

I'm in the process of converting some elderly PCs (Mostly Pentium 75-120)
into DOS based thin terminals. All is fine unless I use an S3 based video
card, at which point there is about a 10% chance of extremely weird colours
when the NT login prompt appears. 

Picture the NT login box. Now picture it with all the white areas flashing
through a 16 colour palette, spending about 0.25 seconds on each colour.
This only seems to happen with S3 cards and I've seen it with 4 different
chipsets so far on a choice of Intel motherboards. I've ordered a few
alternative graphics cards but the only PCI models I can get have, wait for
it, S3 Savage 4 processors.

I know it's a long shot but has anyone met and solved this one in the past?

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