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    Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Driver


    Hello all

    is there anyone knows where can i find Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760/761 PCI/AGP VGA Display Driver for Ubuntu 6.10?

    Thank you for your help.

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    My understanding is that the correct drivers are built into the kernel you just need to run
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    Go through all the screens and answer the questions. For most, the default will do. When you get to the video screen, pick the sis driver and the desired resolution.
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    thank you for your help but the built in driver doesn't contain 3d hardware acceleration (am i wrong?). i have reconfigured my card with builtin sis driver and run glxgears. it is terrible! how can activate 3d hardware acceleration for my graphics card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aalinuxx
    i have reconfigured my card with builtin sis driver and run glxgears. it is terrible! how can activate 3d hardware acceleration for my graphics card?
    I do believe the included SIS driver support 3D.

    You can check if 3D acceleration is on with this command :
    Code:
    glxinfo | grep -i direct
    If not, change a few things in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and see if it helps.

    In Section "Screen"
    Code:
    DefaultDepth 16
    instead of the default 24.

    In Section "Device"
    Code:
    Option          "NoAccel"       "false"
    Option          "DRI"           "true"
    and then restart the X server with CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE

    If that doesn't work, check out the output of
    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    to see what's going on.
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    thank you atidrugue. i use that computer at work so i will try it tomorrow.

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    hi antidrugue !

    i have onboard 'sis' graphics card on ASUS motherboard.
    is it possible to get this 3D stuff on my machine? or do i have to buy a graphics card?
    this is output of "glxinfo | grep -i direct" command:

    direct rendering: No
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect


    thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fedrickha
    i have onboard 'sis' graphics card on ASUS motherboard.
    is it possible to get this 3D stuff on my machine? or do i have to buy a graphics card?
    this is output of "glxinfo | grep -i direct" command:

    direct rendering: No
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
    Did you try the instructions I posted below ? Are you using Ubuntu Edgy as well ?
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    i am using Ubuntu 6.06. i dont know anything about 3D. i saw nice 3D desktops in Post Your Desktop.

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    hi antidrugue!

    when i try to run glxinfo | grep -i direct command it returns an error message. what is wrong??

    ali@ubuntu:~$ glxinfo | grep -i direct
    X Error of failed request: GLXBadContext
    Major opcode of failed request: 143 (GLX)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 5 (X_GLXMakeCurrent)
    Serial number of failed request: 17
    Current serial number in output stream: 17
    ali@ubuntu:~$

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