Wondering if anyone can help...I'm trying to get 8.04 to use any driver other than Vesa for my VIA CN700 chipset running on a Jetway J7F2 mini itx mobo.
The BIOS allows me to pump out through the S-Video (this PC is largely for my kids - gcompris, tuxpaint etc). So the install has gone okay largely, with all the hardware detecting properly - except for the VGA - I can only get it to display < 800x600 using Vesa/Mesa. It actually looks best in 720 x 576 (off the top of my head) - as it's an analog TV.
I've tried apt-get to install, remove, install, remove the VIA, Openchrome and Unichrome packages, tried adding Device "openchrome" etc to xorg.conf, but the only way I can bring up the window where you can select video driver from a list is by deliberately breaking my xorg.conf. It then defaults back to Vesa anyway.
"dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" only seems to deal with the keyboard, and if I stick the "-phigh" switch in there, it just gives me a message saying "overwriting possible custom xorg.conf" and saves a backup - but nothing else, it just goes back to the prompt.
I'm not at the machine right now, but does anyone have any ideas as to:
a) what grep / lspci - type commands I need to give you lot to help
b) how to fix it
By the way, I signed the Decent Via Drivers for Linux petition: