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My display adapter is SiS 315_315e
I'm a complete newbie when it comes to linux, and so far I've managed to install it successfully. When it comes to run startx, the screen goes black, several times, and eventually fails. This is because the correct drivers arn't installed.
My problem is the drivers I need don't exist.
...is it possible to use some sort of generic driver, I can't find a suitable option when reconfiguring xserver-xfree86
after three days, i've finally managed it. much quicker than i had hoped! whopeee.
my problem was the hsync and vsync values. they were definatly correct (30-70, 50-160)
but i tried 0-100, 0-100 and it worked fine.
XFree86 has its own in-built hardware autodetecting functions, which you can use to test how XFree86 actually sees your graphics hardware. "su" to root and then do "X -configure". This command should create a new file called XF86Config-4.new either into your normal user's home directory or to the root user's home directory. Now you can open this new file in some text editor and check the Section "Device" to see what graphics driver XFree86 thinks you've got.