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Old 03-13-2003, 02:55 AM   #16
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Thanks for the point crashmeister. That's what I was trying, but I wanted to save the already working kernel and configure lilo so I can try booting the patched version, and I want to get a 2.4.20 just working in the first place...

The board is an ECS K7SOM+ (don't buy this thing for linux right now, plz) . More detail here: http://www.ecs.com.tw/products/pd_sp...product_id=241

This is a busy week so I'll try several things maybe this weekend or the next. If I get this working I'll let you know.

BTW CMedia support sucks too, but at least there's something out there.

Somebody out there has this mobo?
 
Old 03-13-2003, 03:46 AM   #17
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That looks pretty much like the same shit I got - other manufacturer though.Mine calls itself pcchips and got another onboard NIC.
Anyway if all you want to do is get 3d going you don't need to configure the kernel totally new.You can patch the source that came with your distro and compile it with the same settings (might have to add some things for 3D) and throw the kernel in there.Then configure your boot loader that you can choose which kernel you want to boot.
To get the graphics going you need to change the drivers in xfree and append some stuff to lilo or grub.Alternatively you can install xfree 4.3.0 if it is available for your distro.The sis driver there supports 3D.
For kernel patch,xfree drivers and info see http://www.winischhofer.net
 
Old 03-13-2003, 06:06 AM   #18
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Thanks for the link.

Damn talk about ease of installation

There's still a lot to be done. Especially from the manufacturers

All that patching, compiling and driver tweaking isn't exactly what my grandma or gf is going to do.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 06:17 AM   #19
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Actually it isn't that bad.Just throw the module in the kernel source and compile it and put the drivers in the xfree tree.Don't worry about all that stuff on the website.All you really need to look at are the installation instructions.
Don't expect any wonders though.SIS is not officially supported by opengl.I tried doom,tuxracer and flightgeat and that seemed to work fine.Vegastrike crashes after about half an hour because of some memory mapping issue with opengl.You best bet for 3D with Linux seems to be nvidia.
 
Old 03-14-2003, 03:13 AM   #20
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Now it seems to me, at least for this mobo, like the best thing for multimedia and gaming is just placing my crappy 3.2Gigs HD with winbloze on the slave and set up Lilo. This mATX bitch doesn't have an AGP slot...

Had no problem with my radeon7500-soundblasterPnP-MSImobo machine...
 
Old 03-14-2003, 04:13 AM   #21
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I don't really do games on my box - just set up 3D to see if it can work at all and by the time I started with Linux I was disgusted by the sis driver in general.Multimedia - like watching avi's and stuff?Don't have a problem with that on the hardware side.Where I do have a problem right now is that the 2.5.64 kernel refuses to compile with sis drivers - something broken there.
 
Old 03-14-2003, 09:46 AM   #22
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i know u hav said it, but just check that
file what_i_am_asking_lilo_to_load => x86 boot sector
I keep my kernel <600k by chosing "module" or "no" (if there is no module option & i am reasonably sure) during make Xconfig.
I compile in stuff like hard-disk/ide support.

also use "compact" in your lilo.conf
 
  


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