[ILUG-BOM] Problems with X (SiS 6215c and Sampo Monitor on SuSE 7.1)
Fri Sep 7 19:58:04 IST 2001
Q u a s i wrote on Wednesday, September 05, 2001
> VESA is a standard for video bios. Most graphic boards support
it. I dont
> think VESA standard applies to Monitors. For monitors check
the back side
Thanks for clearing my fundaas. I never really knew abt it.
> of the cover to find if it is a VGA or SVGA. Even if you know
> clock rates and frequencies differ from model to model for
> resolutions. But there are a few common ones you could try.
For eg. many
> older monitors (like my Philips 14C) have 800x600 @ 56Hz.
> may have 60Hz for that resolution. Monitors with different CRT
> have different frequencies. So I guess it is best to refer to
> Manual as wrong settings may _physically_ damage it.
Okay, we were able to configure the video card, and the X was
also up. We used the X server for SiS cards which is available at
SuSE's ftp site. Everything works fine, except :
1> The screen flickers a lot, specially when there is some action
(kbd as well as mouse). Think this the refresh rate is not
properly set. Let me see.
2> The default GUI config util, SaX, is still not being able to
run. Even if we manually set it to xsis by command line switch.
It gives us an error *xsis server not installed on this machine*.
This means SaX is not finding the xsis server. May be some soft
link is reqd. Any idea regarding where the other X-servers are
installed ? Any one with exp. with SuSE plz help.
Thanks a lot.
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