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    10.10 - problem with videodrivers

    I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 on notebook with integrated videocard. I can only set resolution to 800x600, although it must support 1366x768.
    lspci | grep VGA shows it has SiS videocard, but in Xorg.0.log it appears as Vesa(0). I've installed xserver-xorg-video-sis but it makes no difference. Can someone tell me what can I do with that? Sorry for my English.

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    Re: 10.10 - problem with videodrivers

    Have a look here,and try this.
    And welcome to the forum..

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    Re: 10.10 - problem with videodrivers

    Thanks.
    Unfortunately, it didn't help. X refuses to load with these options.
    System loads in console mode and startx doesn't help.
    lspci shows:
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Subsystem: CLEVO/KAPOK Computer Device 0804
    Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel, IRQ 5
    BIST result: 00
    Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Memory at d8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
    I/O ports at 9000 [size=128]
    Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    how can I find, which driver is used?
    Last edited by ookami.kb; February 12th, 2011 at 10:56 AM.

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    Re: 10.10 - problem with videodrivers

    Try this ...

    Delete the /etc/X11/xorg.conf you created

    then run this command

    sudo Xorg :1 -configure

    which will create xorg.conf.new in your home folder. Copy this file as root to /etc/X11 renaming it as xorg.conf

    Then edit the line Driver "vesa" to Driver "sis" save and restart and see what happens.

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    Re: 10.10 - problem with videodrivers

    ps

    It is always worth installing midnight commander for copying and moving files in a terminal. Much easier than remembering all the syntax of cp and mv.

    sudo apt-get install mc

    run mc as a normal user for the first time and go Options -> Configuration and select use internal edit and then save

    Then you can run sudo mc and move and copy and edit files as needed.

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    Re: 10.10 - problem with videodrivers

    Quote Originally Posted by grege View Post
    Try this ...

    Delete the /etc/X11/xorg.conf you created

    then run this command

    sudo Xorg :1 -configure

    which will create xorg.conf.new in your home folder. Copy this file as root to /etc/X11 renaming it as xorg.conf

    Then edit the line Driver "vesa" to Driver "sis" save and restart and see what happens.
    I do not know if sudo Xorg :1 -configure works;normally it is
    sudo Xorg -configure..
    And,important,you have to stop the running X session before:


    press Alt+Ctrl+F1
    log in with username+password
    run:
    Code:
    sudo service gdm stop
    Code:
    sudo Xorg -configure
    ,,the created xorg.conf.new is in your homefolder,copy it to
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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    Re: 10.10 - problem with videodrivers

    Quote Originally Posted by ookami.kb View Post
    Thanks.
    Unfortunately, it didn't help. X refuses to load with these options.
    System loads in console mode and startx doesn't help.
    lspci shows:
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Subsystem: CLEVO/KAPOK Computer Device 0804
    Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel, IRQ 5
    BIST result: 00
    Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Memory at d8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
    I/O ports at 9000 [size=128]
    Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    how can I find, which driver is used?
    ...have you deleted the xorg.conf as also described in given link
    in the case of not booting?

    how can I find, which driver is used?

    type
    Code:
    lshw -C Display
    under "configuration" loaded driver is listed.

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    Re: 10.10 - problem with videodrivers

    lshw -C Display shows next:
    *-display UNCLAIMED
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter
    vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
    version: 10
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 vga_controller cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:d8000000-d801ffff ioport:9000(size=128)

    Xorg -configure generates next file:
    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "X.org Configured"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"
    ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    FontPath "built-ins"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "glx"
    Load "dri"
    Load "dri2"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "record"
    Load "dbe"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName "Monitor Model"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    ### Available Driver options are:-
    ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
    ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
    ### <percent>: "<f>%"
    ### [arg]: arg optional
    #Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
    #Option "Rotate" # <str>
    #Option "fbdev" # <str>
    #Option "debug" # [<bool>]
    Identifier "Card0"
    Driver "fbdev"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Card0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 1
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 4
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 8
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 15
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 16
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    with this file startx refuses to start, writes screen found, but no usable configuration
    if I change driver to "sis" it writes that no device found

    and, yes, if i remove xorg.conf it starts normally but only 800x600 resolution
    Last edited by ookami.kb; February 12th, 2011 at 03:59 PM.

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    Re: 10.10 - problem with videodrivers

    ....try this minimal version:

    Code:
    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName "Monitor Model"
    Option          "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Card0"
    Driver "fbdev"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Card0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 1
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 4
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 8
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 15
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 16
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection
    If no success,post your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file.

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    Re: 10.10 - problem with videodrivers

    By playing a little with xorg.cong i've started xserver with "vesa" driver and 1024x768 resolution. But now problem is - my notebook has widescreen (mus have 1366x768 resolution) and it seem to me, that vesa driver doesn't support this resolution.
    I've downloaded several drivers versions of SIS but no one works correctly - it writes either "didn't find proper sync/refresh rate", although it's written in xorg conf, or shows colour strips and other artefacts on monitor.

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