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Thread: i cant find the video card driver for sis6351

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    Nov 2012

    Angry i cant find the video card driver for sis6351

    i'm new for linux and i cant find the driver for sis6351(or sis mirage 3 graphics?i get the name of 6351 from a chinese software named driver genius which can install drivers autoly on windows)

    my monitor's resolution is 1440*900 and the standalone driver card is broken,so i have to use the on-board card,but i cant get the best resolution.

    and i have searched the forum and web for several days ,i get some posts may be similar to my problem,but i'm not sure..because i cant ensure my card's model ...i try to download same drivers and install them,but not work,may i install the driver by a wrong way(i copy the .so file with other file to xx/lib dir and so so..)...and i cant completely understand those posts..
    what's more,my english is not so good,sorry...

    i get these info from cpu-z on windows7
    mother board info:
    model: 671T-M
    chipset: sis 671/fx/dx/mx
    southbridge: sis 968
    graphic card info:
    name:sis mirage 3 graphics

    ubuntu 12.04 32bit
    that's all,if you need more info,plz tell me how can i get the info.
    much thanks!i really want to use the ubuntu!

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    ibjsb4 is offline Ubuntu addict and loving it
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    Re: i cant find the video card driver for sis6351

    Hi penghack

    I think the best answer is buy a new video card unless this is a laptop.

    Anyhow, looks like this link provides the best answer, but it is for 10.04 and needs to be modified to work in a later release. I have not had to do this before, but here's what I came up with.

    sudo cp sis671_drv.* /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
    sudo service lightdm stop
    Switch to tty1 by pressing Ctrl+Alt+f1
    sudo bash
    Xorg -configure
    service lightdm start
    sudo mv /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d
    sudo service lightdm restart
    sudo bash
    echo blacklist vga16fb > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-vga16fb.conf
    update-initramfs -u
    I of course have no way to test this. So this could be a fix or this could totally bork your system.

    I would suggest waiting for others to comment on this before trying it on your system.

    Edit: Had a typo
    Last edited by ibjsb4; December 6th, 2012 at 02:27 PM.

  4. #4
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    Re: i cant find the video card driver for sis6351

    thanks anyway,i'll try...i dont worry about the system,i can re-install it..haha..

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