SiS graphics card driver
I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 on an old Asus Pundit SFF PC, which uses an SiS graphics card. I've lost the documentation telling me exactly which card it is.
Quite a few releases ago, I took a lot of trouble to install a driver for this, downloaded from www.winischofer.net. That driver doesn't seem to be supported in the repositories anymore.
At the moment, I don't seem to be using any special driver. System-Preferences-Monitor detects an Unknown monitor. System-Information-Additional Drivers detects nothing.
Graphics response on this machine has been sluggish for a while, and I now find I need to improve it. My questions here are:
- Am I using the correct driver for my graphics card?
- If not, how can I install it?
Here is some info that might help. I used to know a lot more about the nuts and bolts of Linux, and I guess it's a sort-of compliment to the distro that I am rusty because I haven't done anything systemmy like this for a while. This is my media-centre PC, and I don't really do much to it except upgrade software when it tells me to.
Synaptic reports three packages are already installed:
The relevant bit of my xorg.conf looks like this:
I also see a couple of threads here that talk about using a totally different driver for SiS cards.
Identifier "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 65x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter"
Identifier "DELL 2407WFP"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 65x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter"
Monitor "DELL 2407WFP"
Modes "1920x1200" "1680x1680" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
dormant is as dormant does