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Old 07-03-2007, 08:01 PM   #1
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onboard sis 661 fx


excuse me i want to get and install the driver for my vga it is buil in my mouther board it is (sis 661 fx)
please help me
thanks in advance
 
Old 07-05-2007, 05:19 AM   #2
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The driver is called "sis", it is already in your distro (man sis) ... to use it, you have to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf however, I understand that hardware DRI is not available for your chip.

Read through:
http://www.winischhofer.net/sisdri.shtml
... for advise setting up the sis driver and sisfb.
 
Old 07-07-2007, 04:40 PM   #3
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Sis 661fx

Hello, I use SIS 661FX graphics card too. But I really don't know what to change in "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" file. Please help, I'm a begginer Linux user...
 
Old 07-07-2007, 08:43 PM   #4
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Like this:

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.original
sudo geidit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Look for the device entry for your card... it wil probably have a line like
Driver "vesa"

Change "vesa" to "sis"

... easy.

Read the xorg.conf man page...
 
Old 07-08-2007, 07:08 AM   #5
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sorry another Q plz
i want to cofigure my 3d support on my video card how?

that is what i mean with installing sis driver
 
Old 07-08-2007, 08:47 AM   #6
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AFAIK, there is no HW DRI support for your card with open source drivers. There are no closed source drivers. There is no project to produce 3D accel either as the manufacturer has refused to release the specs.

The link in post #2 is the definitive site about this... I could be wrong.

I suggest either a different card be installed (nvidia) or using 2D accel for eyecandy (Enlightenment DR17 desktop-shell for eg.)
 
Old 07-08-2007, 05:13 PM   #7
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so i can't open beryl or play any 3d games like chess !?!
 
Old 07-08-2007, 09:51 PM   #8
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Beryl won't go at all... 3D games will be slow and flicker a lot.
Mesa supports software DRI if you want to try it.
 
  


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