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Codemastadink
May 23rd, 2008, 05:03 PM
So i just put ubuntu on my computer yesterday, and it didnt find a driver so it just used a generic one, not the screen resolution is off and everything is very big and i can not change it. how would i go and get the right driver for my video card?

FuturePilot
May 23rd, 2008, 05:05 PM
What graphics card do you have? And what driver did you install?

Codemastadink
May 23rd, 2008, 05:14 PM
What graphics card do you have? And what driver did you install?

I dont know what card it is, i can find ot when i get home. Im at schol right not. I did not install a driver, i just selected to use a general driver when i installed ubuntu

Codemastadink
May 23rd, 2008, 08:53 PM
Well, i talked to a friend at school who knows a lot about Linux and ubuntu and he said to go to go into System-Administration-Hardware Drivers and that it would scan my system and install drivers that i need. So i tried this and when it got to that page it said "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system" Can anyone help from here? that would be awesome if you can.

Thanks

subzero316
May 23rd, 2008, 09:22 PM
Can you post the output of

lspci
it will list your graphics card

Codemastadink
May 23rd, 2008, 09:34 PM
Can you post the output of

lspci
it will list your graphics card

heres what it said

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 86C326 5598/6326 (rev0b)

If u know what that means thats great cuz i dont


Edit: i downloaded what i believe to be the correct driver and extracted it, but its just on the desktop and i dont know what folder to put it in.

Thanks for the help.

subzero316
May 23rd, 2008, 09:48 PM
Edit: i downloaded what i believe to be the correct driver and extracted it, but its just on the desktop and i dont know what folder to put it in.

Thanks for the help.


well , if you downloaded the right one hoping its SIS driver as we found out...you must have a readme file..else can u just paste the names of the files..listin it in command line using command
ls will be better

Codemastadink
May 23rd, 2008, 09:54 PM
well , if you downloaded the right one hoping its SIS driver as we found out...you must have a readme file..else can u just paste the names of the files..listin it in command line using command
ls will be better




So, i go into the terminal and type in "1s" and then the file name? i did that and it said the "1s" command was not found. just to be sure it is "1" like the number "one" and then "s" correct?

Maestro23
May 23rd, 2008, 09:57 PM
Goto your Desktop directory.

cd Desktop

Change directory to the extracted folder of the driver.

cd ....

then

ls (list contents of current directory)

Codemastadink
May 23rd, 2008, 10:05 PM
Goto your Desktop directory.

cd Desktop

Change directory to the extracted folder of the driver.

cd ....

then

ls (list contents of current directory)

Hey.. so you think you could break that down into more simple terms, i understand most of it, but i dont understand what to do step by step so much. sorry for the trouble, new to Ubuntu

subzero316
May 23rd, 2008, 10:12 PM
oh okay. all i wanted to know were the contents of the archive..so jus paste the contents.

Codemastadink
May 23rd, 2008, 10:17 PM
oh okay. all i wanted to know were the contents of the archive..so jus paste the contents.


I believe the contents are "XSiS_SVGA" that is waht was extracted, and when i open the file that i downloaded that is the only file in there to be extracted.

Codemastadink
May 25th, 2008, 01:31 AM
bump

Codemastadink
May 25th, 2008, 11:55 PM
Come on, somebody please hlep

Pedro52
June 5th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Come on, somebody please hlep

Hia,

I found this thread that might help.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=686643

Sorry if it doesn't, I'm a bit new to all this myself :)