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Old 04-02-2009, 04:13 AM   #1
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Video driver Evesham Quest A220 Linux Mint 6


I am having some trouble finding a video driver for the Evesham Quest A220 laptop. I recently installed Linux Mint 6, the driver currently installed on the system is usable however flecks appear at either side of the screen. These are not on constantly, just on certain colours, particularly gradual fill (eg black fading to white).

I would appreciate any help on this matter, please bear in mind that I am a complete newbie and am still getting used to the Linux system.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 04:39 AM   #2
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Let's find out a bit more detail.

Open the terminal (you should get it from the menu) and type in:

lspci


then copy and paste the output this gives into a post.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 04:40 AM   #3
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lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 760/M760 Host (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:02.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Modem Controller (rev a0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
00:0e.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI (rev 01)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter
 
Old 05-03-2009, 05:47 PM   #4
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I have since found out (through the device manager on XP) that my display driver says that my graphics device is:
SiS M760

I went to the SiS website but they do not offer this driver for Linux, only M740. I'm assuming that this will not work.

However on further reading I discovered that my xorg.conf is an important file to do with this, most recommend that it should read something like Device "SIS" however my xorg.conf reads:

Quote:
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection
I hope that this allows enough information for somebody to help me with this problem. I am not into gaming and as such have no need for 3D effects etc. However I am trying to setup Skype and the lack of a working video driver really does seem to affect the webcam; so far I can't get Skype or Cheese to work properly.
 
  


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