[ILUG] sis 6215
declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie
Wed Jan 23 12:49:35 GMT 2002
Was it Uday who wrote on Tuesday 15 January 2002 07:34:
> I have loaded RH Linux on my PC which has SiS6215 display adapter which Iam
> unable to configure for XWindows. Do you have the driver or patch or any
> other solution to configure it?
Sorry for the slow response - I had an outage, and am wading through 395
emails in this box alone :-/
I have a SiS 6326 based video running Linux. The problem, AFAIK, is that the
first 16 (universal) modes which are AWOL or wrong from these cards. It's
incredibly galling, and basically impossible. At the install boot prompt, try
I got installs a bit at a time from a text install. Once I had to give up
totally, and put the hard disk in another pc and install the system on that.
Go all the way down to lilo, then switch offbefore running lilo. You can then
rescue the install by typing "text rescue" with the hd back in the original
system. Repeat the install and install nothing in the doubtful pc. You'll run
through the config script again.
I have a system running here still with SiS chips, and I can give you
XF86Config, etc. I had to hack the modelines personally, fiddling figures to
make it work, but work it does.
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