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Old 08-17-2003, 07:05 AM   #1
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Question newbie: how to install sis 630/730 driver on slackware

i have tried to install sis 630/730 driver on linux slackware using xf86config, but i got fatal error when i run "startx".

the procedure says:
# tar -zxvf xsis.tgz
# cp XSiS_SVGA /usr/X11R6/bin/.
# ln -s -f /usr/X11R6/bin/XSiS_SVGA /etc/X11/X
# xf86config (Option, see example in section 4)
# startx

i also tried to use a generic vga, but the resolution is too low and i can't see the whole window.
pls help me!!!

another question: how do i edit xf86config in text editor?
and what program to use? (slackware user)

Last edited by tristanx; 08-17-2003 at 07:27 AM.
Old 08-17-2003, 12:39 PM   #2
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If the instructions tell you how to edit the XF86Config file then as root
vi XF86Config

or you could use the XF86Setup program

From Slackware's site:
"If you prefer to use a regular X server, you'll need to build an /etc/XF86Config file specific to your system. The easiest way to do this is to run /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86Setup as root. It's a graphical setup program for X. If that does not work, you can always use /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config. The setup program allows you to pick your server, resolutions, color depths, and monitor settings. Be sure to enter the correct information for your system."


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