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Hi I can't get Linux windows environment to work on a Advent laptop, the screen is detected as SiS 630 1024x768 but will no configure. I am booting up ok ...
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    screen driver not supported on Advent laptop SiS 630


    Hi

    I can't get Linux windows environment to work on a Advent laptop, the screen is detected as SiS 630 1024x768 but will no configure. I am booting up ok to the basic command line shell but cannot get into KDE, I am using Mandrake 9, help please!

    i get the error:
    xf86SetDepthBpp()

    screen found, but none have a usable configuration

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    does it look like this................


    (EE) SIS(1): Driver can't support depth 24 pixmap format (32)
    (EE) SIS(1): **************************************************
    (EE) SIS(1): ERROR:
    (EE) SIS(1): xf86SetDepthBpp() error
    (EE) SIS(1): END OF MESSAGE
    (EE) SIS(1): **************************************************

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    error message

    The error message given is

    (EE) SIS(0): No Display subsection in Screen section "screen1" for depth/fbbpp 8/8
    (EE) SIS(0): xf86SetDepthBpp() error
    (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found

    Thanx

    Steve

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    Try using the X.org video driver at www.x.org

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    Not sure what to download and how to install, x looks like a whole linix windows system, so i need to install the whole lot? could you help me by posting a link and let me know the linux command to install the file please?

    thanks very much for your time

    Steve

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    This should help..................


    click here


    If xorg doesn't work let me know and we can use another.

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    Thanks very much I'm using Mandrake now and it looks great, can't wait to learn about Linix now.

    From the link you gave me i found the following two links,

    http://www.winischhofer.at/linuxsispart3.shtml#download
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    http://www.sis.com/support/support_faqs_16.htm

    I upgraded # XFree86 4.3.0 (gcc 3.x) and SiS_SVGA driver

    it didn't work at first on a reboot, but when i rerun my installation disk it recognised the graphic driver on minimum 800x600 256 colours. But on staring KDE I could change up to 32but colour and 1024 res.

    I found the Linux commands a bit tricky at first but with patience and stubboness it now works.

    Thanks a bunch

    Steve

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