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Old 09-07-2006, 12:39 PM   #1
galliar
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Video Card won't work correctly


Hello,

I just installed i386 Suse 10.1 on an AMD 64 machine using an Asus A8V-MX Board. The on board video card is an S3 Unichrome Pro VGA card. SAX2 uses a Framebuffer graphics setting. All I want to do is change the screen size to 1280 X 1024. SAX2 will not let it go past 1024 x 768. It also won't let me change the video card type. I am certain I am doing something wrong, but it did install this way.

Can anybody help?

Regards,

Randy.
 
Old 09-08-2006, 07:45 AM   #2
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Open a console, then run the command 'hwinfo --gfxcard'. It should tell you name of the card, the driver needed, whether or not that driver is active, and the command to use to load the correct driver.

Then try Sax again.

The resolution you want is supported by the via driver, which is the one for the S3 card.

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 09-08-2006 at 07:47 AM.
 
Old 09-28-2006, 05:53 PM   #3
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Got video card info, need SAX2 help!

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Originally Posted by bigrigdriver
Open a console, then run the command 'hwinfo --gfxcard'. It should tell you name of the card, the driver needed, whether or not that driver is active, and the command to use to load the correct driver.

Then try Sax again.

The resolution you want is supported by the via driver, which is the one for the S3 card.
Hi

I did the command you gave me and got this (below). I guess I still can't figure out how to get SAX2 to let me choose another video adapter. And if I did, what do I put for the adapter name?

Regards,

Randy.

ws01109:/home/randy # hwinfo --gfxcard
31: PCI(AGP) 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
[Created at pci.300]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1106_3108
Unique ID: VCu0.j+Y9kjmj__F
Parent ID: vSkL.CP+qXDDqow8
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: "ASUSTeK S3 Unichrome Pro VGA Adapter"
Vendor: pci 0x1106 "VIA Technologies, Inc."
Device: pci 0x3108 "S3 Unichrome Pro VGA Adapter"
SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "ASUSTeK Computer Inc."
SubDevice: pci 0x8129
Revision: 0x01
Memory Range: 0xf4000000-0xf7ffffff (rw,prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xfb000000-0xfbffffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xfaf00000-0xfaf0ffff (ro,prefetchable,disabled)
IRQ: 11 (no events)
I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
Module Alias: "pci:v00001106d00003108sv00001043sd00008129bc03sc00i00"
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #15 (PCI bridge)

Primary display adapter: #31
 
  


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