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Old 10-08-2000, 02:37 PM   #1
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I am a newbie and I am having problems getting my video card to display correctly. I have a Compaq Presario 5304 that has a SiS 530V integrated video card and I am using a Magnavox 700V monitor. I can get the GUI log in to show but it is huge. I have tried to reset the resolution that resulted with no change. If I do log in the screen is so big that it is unusable. Does any one have any ideas?

I am new to all of this so I am probably missing something simple. Please help!

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Old 10-08-2000, 06:38 PM   #2
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There are 2 things I would check first.

1) Are you running the right X server?
2) What resolution are you running?
 
Old 10-09-2000, 09:17 AM   #3
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Jeremy Thank you for your reply and here are the answers to your questions.

I am running the default X server for Red Hat Linux 6.0
and when I setup X I set the resolution for 1024 by 768 at 16 bit color if I drop down to 256 color at the same resolution I get a warning that there is no screen found.

Thank you once again

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Old 10-09-2000, 11:32 AM   #4
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I am pretty sure the default server does not support that chipset. SiS has made a driver available. You can download it here - http://www.sis.com.tw/support/downlo...x.htm#linuxvga
 
Old 10-11-2000, 02:32 PM   #5
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Jeremy,

Thank you for the info! I will give that a try. If have any more problems I will post again but I think this will work for me.

Thanx
Casper
 
Old 10-15-2000, 09:47 PM   #6
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I just wanted to post an update. I got a chance to try what you pointed me to and I wanted to let you know that it did work very well. I can't believe how easy it was to get to work. Thank once again, your forum is a great place for people like me just getting started with Linux. I will tell everyone I know that is thinking about trying Linux to go for it and about your forum for support. I get my questions answered much faster here that other Linux forums, you Rock.

Keep up the great work!

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