[ILUG] Linux Driver for SIS 530
dconner at eircom.net
Tue Nov 9 23:14:43 GMT 1999
Hullo folks. Well, still flushed from LAID, for once, I might just post an
Tom O'Conner asked;
>I am new to linux. I installed the OS last night but have run into a
>problem with my graphics card.
>I have an AMD system, with a silicon grapics AGP chip on the motherboard.
>It uses Ram for its memory - 8MB. The driver under Windows is SIS530. When
>try various configuations with the graphics I am unable to get the X
>started at any resolution.
>Can someone tell me if they know of a generic driver or way in which I can
>get x windows running on a shared memory AGP chip.
As far as I can tell, XFree86 3.3.5, which is the current version (released
with RedHhat 6.1), should have fairly good support. Apparently Suse also
have a SIS Xserver, but I don't know anything about it.
You can get the newer version XFree86 from RedHat, try that first.
Further information available @ http://www.sis.com.tw/
Disclaimer: I have no idea if this works, I have the same chipset in my
beige toaster which I use for MSWindows, but by the look of things, it
should work OK in linux too. Must try it :)
Moral: Discreet Components Good, Integrated Components Bad
Best of luck, Dermot
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