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Old 09-27-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Is a Driver for Video SIS 6326??


So..I have and old P III 450 mhz...
Video: SIS 6326 AGP

and I been trying all configurations in xorgwizard but only works the 800x600 resolutions...
I try changing Xorg.conf ...but nothing changes...
is theres a driver for this??

i need more resolution...he
 
Old 09-27-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
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It appears that the current "sis" Xorg driver supports that chipset. There is some pretty good info at this site:

http://www.x.org/archive/current/doc...n4/sis.4.xhtml

You will need to possibly update your Xorg/drivers and futz with your xorg.conf file, it seems, but at least there is hope.
 
Old 09-28-2012, 09:39 AM   #3
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hi nugat!, yes I read that, but i dont understand how to setup this...
yesterday I choose the driver SIS in xorgwizard but doesn't work at all... is there a xorg.conf file standard for sis6326?
 
Old 09-28-2012, 11:40 PM   #4
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hi nugat!, yes I read that, but i dont understand how to setup this...
yesterday I choose the driver SIS in xorgwizard but doesn't work at all... is there a xorg.conf file standard for sis6326?
well, you need a section in your xorg.conf pertaining to the Driver, and one pertaining to Screen where you'd set your resolution (there are also sections for Monitor, InputDevice, and probably main ServerLayout, etc.). The xorg config file is usually located at /etc/X11/xorg.conf, btw.

Here is what your Device section might look like:

Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "sis"
        VendorName  "SiS"
        BoardName   "6326"
EndSection
I think the driver name is "sis" anyway.

and, according to the article I linked to, you can try a Screen section like:
Code:
Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     16
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     16
                Modes      "SIS1280x1024x75" "1024x768"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     8
                Modes    "SIS1600x1200-60" "1024x768"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
It will default to the 16bpp depth, and mode of 1280x1024. Not really sure if it will work for you, of course...
 
Old 09-29-2012, 11:55 AM   #5
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Ah, the old SiS 6326. I had one of them a while back. There is a driver for it in Xorg.

It needs one. Apparently there's 16 video modes the software guys can count on as being there in all video cards, and when the 6326 came out, they were missing. So every other video card worked, but they didn't. Don't know what the new ones do.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 12:59 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nugat View Post
well, you need a section in your xorg.conf pertaining to the Driver, and one pertaining to Screen where you'd set your resolution (there are also sections for Monitor, InputDevice, and probably main ServerLayout, etc.). The xorg config file is usually located at /etc/X11/xorg.conf, btw.

Here is what your Device section might look like:

Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "sis"
        VendorName  "SiS"
        BoardName   "6326"
EndSection
I think the driver name is "sis" anyway.

and, according to the article I linked to, you can try a Screen section like:
Code:
Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     16
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     16
                Modes      "SIS1280x1024x75" "1024x768"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     8
                Modes    "SIS1600x1200-60" "1024x768"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
It will default to the 16bpp depth, and mode of 1280x1024. Not really sure if it will work for you, of course...
Nugat! this works great! genius! thanks!
 
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