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tpprynn
April 9th, 2011, 04:56 PM
As my nephew, 9, is risking the security of his granddad's Vista laptop I've offered to put Ubuntu in a little partition for these mostly Flash games. This laptop has the Sis graphics chips, which seem to only work out o the box with PCLOS. I've copy & pasted its xorg.conf file here as I imagine that amending it will make it useable with Ubuntu. Or maybe someone here already has a working xorg.conf for the SiS chip and Ubuntu?

I imagine many of these lines are particular to PCLOS's package manager and its other quirks. I've tried a couple of edits but X doesn't boot, the boot just stops at the white on black tty login stuff.

This is an Advent 9115 laptop, 1.4 ghz Intel dual core, 2gb ram, 120gb hd with a 1280x800 display, and the display only shows up right in PCLOS Xfce and Mandriva Gnome, it's something like 800x600 with anything else.

Thanks for any advice.


# File generated by XFdrake (rev )

# ************************************************** ********************
# Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# ************************************************** ********************

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "DontZap" "False" # disable <Ctrl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
#DontZoom # disable <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

Section "Module"
Disable "dri"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1280x800"
HorizSync 28.8-90
VertRefresh 60

# Monitor preferred modeline (60.0 Hz vsync, 49.4 kHz hsync, ratio 16/10, 98 dpi)
ModeLine "1280x800" 71.11 1280 1328 1360 1440 800 803 809 823 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_120" 181.21 1280 1376 1520 1760 800 801 804 858 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_100" 147.89 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 848 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_85" 123.38 1280 1368 1504 1728 800 801 804 840 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_75" 107.21 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 835 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_60" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_50" 68.56 1280 1336 1472 1664 800 801 804 824 -HSync +Vsync
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]"
BoardName "SiS SiS 670 / 671-based cards"
Driver "sisimedia"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection

JRV
April 9th, 2011, 06:29 PM
This is the xorg.conf file that I use with SIS graphics.
It seems to always work, but it only supports a limited amout of resolutions.
No wide screen formats are supported by the vesa driver.



Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "vesa"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection