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Old 09-30-2012, 12:29 AM   #1
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Smile how to install proprietry drivers on Zorin os6


I am a complete newbie to anything Linux but would like to get started, I have an old Acer aspire 3500 that I would like to use to learn on. I installed Zorin OS 6 after reading many reviews and it seems to have loaded correctly and done a raft of updates however the screen flashes and doesn't resize properly. It seems like the graphics driver, So I tried the auto driver update utility but none came up. So I have downloaded the windows driver from Acer. However I cannot find the utility for installing the driver. I have watched several youtube videos for othe distros but they don't seem to apply. Can anyone help?
 
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You can't use Windows drivers on Linux and there are, AFAIK, no proprietary drivers for the SIS 661MX/741/760 video chip for Linux that work with current distributions.
Your chip should be supported by the open source drivers, may be you should try to create a xorg.conf in /etc/X11/ with the content shown here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...-sis#xorg.conf
 
  


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