sis 650/651 vga driver problem

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sis 650/651 vga driver problem

Postby mwalam » Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:28 am

how can i install sis 650/651 vga drivers in mandrake 9.1.
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Postby Faraz.Fazil » Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:48 am

Do you have an onboard sis 650gl vga??
Was it detected and configured on any other distro?

Mention the MotherBoard make and model e.g Asus P4SDR-VM

There are many drivers for sis 650 ...but some are for specific motherboards.
So mention your board make and model.
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Postby mwalam » Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:41 pm

it is on board vga and it is P4S533-MX and recognised by knoppix 3.2.
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Postby Faraz.Fazil » Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:46 pm

Well, i helped another person on this forum arpanet who also had sis 650/651 vga to successfully install his linux drivers on redhat 9.

Check this thread:

http://www.linuxpakistan.net/forum2x/vi ... sc&start=0

He also has an asus motherboard.Although his model is slightly different from yours, yet both have sis 650/651 onboard vga and hence use the same drivers and driver install procedure.

For your convenience, im posting my earlier post here:

Download the driver in zip file format.:

http://www.asus.com.tw/support/download ... ip~zaqwedc

Unzip it to a directory.

Now there are two files:

1. sis_drv.o-410 is for X server 4.1.0 (Redhat 7.2)
2. sis_drv.0-402 is for X server 4.0.2 (Redhat 7.0)

Therefore , the driver may or may not work with your mandrake with different version of Xserver.

Anywayz to install the driver do this:

I assume u are doing the downloading in windows.

So Download the zip file.and extract the files to a floppy.
Also download the editor joe's rpm install file to the floppy

ftp://ftp.rpmfind.net/linux/rawhide/1.0 ... 4.i386.rpm



You should have these files on the floppy:

sis_drv.0-410
sis_drv-0.402
joe-2.9.8-4.i386.rpm

Once u have the vga driver files extracted to the floppy and also the joe rpm file on the floppy, boot to linux.

1.In linux terminal, mount the floppy drive by:

mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

cd /mnt/floppy

ls -l

You will see the files on floppy.


2. cp sis_drv.o-410 /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/sis_drv.o

now install the joe rpm by:

rpm -Uvh joe-2.9.8-4.i386.rpm

Now edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file through joe by the command:

joe /etc/X11/XF86Config


make sure the /etc/X11/XF86Config file have the correct "driver" section.
Driver "sis"

To do this , look at the Device setion of videocard.It should look like

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "sis"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
EndSection

To edit the file, you can also use emacs, vim or.But joe is the easiest to use for total newbies like you.Joe is not included by default .Thats why i made u download it as well.
If u cant use joe, then use emacs or vim instead.

once ur driver is installed, type startx to start x windows.

You could also haved accessed the files directly from the hdd instead of the floppy.But i explained u the floppy method coz u would not have understood the mount commands
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Postby arpanet » Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:07 pm

ADAB..

Faraz.Fazil wrote:Do you have an onboard sis 650gl vga??
Was it detected and configured on any other distro?

Mention the MotherBoard make and model e.g Asus P4SDR-VM

There are many drivers for sis 650 ...but some are for specific motherboards.
So mention your board make and model.


ya Fraze is right but on thing it dose not work properly as it is working on Windows with Exact Drivers but had to Compromise coz some thing is batter then Nothing..

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Postby Faraz.Fazil » Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:43 pm

arpanet wrote:ADAB..

coz some thing is better then Nothing..

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