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Old 05-15-2006, 04:22 PM   #1
ellion
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Updating / installing new drivers.


Hello all.

I have an sis chipset laptop, slackware 10.2, and a realtek audio chipset.

my audio simply dosent work no sound at all, So iv gone to their website and I am downloading the driver which I think is the right one.

Iv also been to the sis site and grabbed again what I think to be the right driver for me.

I have a few questions tho..

My gfx driver is one file, I guess its a binary file, not zip, I dont have the first clue what to do with this.

I will post shortly with my progress on the audio side of things.

PS.. I think I have sis gfx drivers in ATM, but any game or gfx app i run is really slo so i can only assume its a driver issue as i know my laptop specs are fine.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 06:12 PM   #2
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have an sis chipset laptop, slackware 10.2, and a realtek audio chipset.
I belive realtek is supported nativly in Linux through the kernel, you should not nead any extra drivers. You should recompile your kernel with, "Sound Support" as a module. You will also need the alsa module and aropriate module for the realtek support, then run 'alsaconf' and 'alsamixer' to unmute the output channels. Post back if you need any additional help with this process.

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I think I have sis gfx drivers in ATM, but any game or gfx app i run is really slo so i can only assume its a driver issue as i know my laptop specs are fine.
you probably have not configured your card to use DRI (hardware acceleration) there are a few howto's on doing this, post back if you have any questions about it.

regards,
...drkstr
 
Old 05-15-2006, 07:04 PM   #3
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I got those sound card drvers installed a treat thanks to the realtek site.

as for the gfx drivers, that sounds interested that I dont have it configured right could you like those guides?
 
Old 05-15-2006, 07:19 PM   #4
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as for the gfx drivers, that sounds interested that I dont have it configured right could you like those guides?
erm.. not quite sure what you are asking here. Are you asking for a link to a guide? It varies depending on your hardware and distro but I used this thread to get it working on my Slackware system:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...D+ACCELERATION

You just need to taylor it to your system as needed.

regards,
...drkstr
 
Old 05-15-2006, 08:04 PM   #5
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Damn , nothing for the sis chipset yet.

Iv tried to edit the config file to add dri, but it only made a ver small improvment. not any where near what the laptop can achive in terms of frames per second when running the same code from windows.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 09:20 PM   #6
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I did a quick google search for "linux support sis chipset" and this came up: airis-laptop-debian-howto-en.html

looks like you need to get the sis DRI drivers here. then install the compiled drivers to:

/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/sis_dri.so
/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/sis_drv.o

I would do an 'lsmod' to make sure they are actually loaded when all is said and done.

For more detailed instructions, it looks like the site you get the DRI drivers from would be a good resource.

Hope this was of some help.

regards,
...drkstr
 
  


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