my screen resolution is too low!!!:(

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my screen resolution is too low!!!:(

Postby sergioagrelo on Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:11 am

Hi, I am new using Linux. I just installed Linux Mint 7 a couple days ago to give a try, but I just trouble with my screen resolution which just give me 800x600. I have tried a few ways but nothing...I do not what to do...can someone help me?

I am pasting my PC information: clink on the link:

http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/emachin ... mncol;psum

Thank you!!!!
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Re: my screen resolution is too low!!!:(

Postby Husse on Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:01 am

You have a SiS card with shared memory
This is not a good combination
Lets see if it uses the right driver
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lspci -vvnn | grep -i sis

You should find a lot of info about your card here - if you don't do just lspci -vvnn and look it up
Post the section about your video card and we can take it from there
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Re: my screen resolution is too low!!!:(

Postby sergioagrelo on Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:11 pm

HI, Thank you for you replay...I reinstalled Linux Mint 7 and now gave me a good resolution, but now it looks terrible: very wierd image, like distortion... I do not even know how to explain. The Pc works ok, the resolutios is ok but every thing looks like old TV with antenna problem...the images vabrate...and the colors are very poor...I will try to do what you told me but I would like to have more information from.

I am very happy someone replied me...

Thank you!
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Re: my screen resolution is too low!!!:(

Postby sergioagrelo on Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:27 pm

Hi, again! Do you think that installing a lower version will work for me? lIKE lUNIX MINT 5?

tHANK YOU!
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Re: my screen resolution is too low!!!:(

Postby sergioagrelo on Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:15 pm

Hi, I did what you told me (in Terminal) and this is what pop up:

lspci -vvnn | grep -i sis
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 760/M760 Host [1039:0760] (rev 03)
Kernel modules: sis-agp, amd64-agp
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202 [1039:0002]
00:02.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] [1039:0963] (rev 25)
00:02.1 SMBus [0c05]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller [1039:0016]
Kernel driver in use: sis96x_smbus
Kernel modules: i2c-sis96x
00:02.5 IDE interface [0101]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] [1039:5513] (prog-if 80 [Master])
Kernel driver in use: pata_sis
00:02.6 Modem [0703]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Modem Controller [1039:7013] (rev a0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller [1039:7012] (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller [1039:7001] (rev 0f) (prog-if 10)
00:03.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller [1039:7001] (rev 0f) (prog-if 10)
00:03.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller [1039:7002] (prog-if 20)
00:04.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet [1039:0900] (rev 91)
Kernel driver in use: sis900
Kernel modules: sis900
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter [1039:6330]
Kernel modules: sisfb



SO< NOW???? Thank you!

Also, I found this: http://ncc-1701a.homelinux.net/~linux-s ... =FrontPage

If you check the point #2 "Fixed false color" is what exactly my pc looks like...
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Re: my screen resolution is too low!!!:(

Postby DrHu on Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:23 am

sergioagrelo wrote:If you check the point #2 "Fixed false color" is what exactly my pc looks like...

And do you have it fixed ?
http://ncc-1701a.homelinux.net/~linux-s ... =Downloads
--whether or not you want to use someone's personal file collection, there is at least some additional information about the sis driver issues..
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Re: my screen resolution is too low!!!:(

Postby sergioagrelo on Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:41 am

No, not yet...I will try later. But I do not exactly what to do or choose there for my "Integrated SiSM760 Ultra 256 graphics with 64MB shared video memory"

any idea???

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Re: my screen resolution is too low!!!:(

Postby Husse on Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:33 am

You should probably use
http://ncc-1701a.homelinux.net/~linux-s ... 9_i386.deb
unless you run 64 bits
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Re: my screen resolution is too low!!!:(

Postby sergioagrelo on Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:51 am

Hi, Husse, Thank you so much...I already installed the driver you provided me...but, sorry if I bother too much, what I could do next...I shut down the Pc and everything is the same...do I missing something? Sorry...I am not a expert about this matters and I need like step by step help...:(

Thank you so much!!!!
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Re: my screen resolution is too low!!!:(

Postby Husse on Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:53 pm

everything is the same

low resolution or poor quality or both?
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Re: my screen resolution is too low!!!:(

Postby sergioagrelo on Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:24 am

poor image quality...it is really bad....any help...Thank you
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Re: my screen resolution is too low!!!:(

Postby Husse on Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:37 am

The SiS video cards are no good in Linux (not in Windows either, but it works better there)
There is a somewhat geeky solution that might (just might) help somewhat, but I won't bring it up
I think you have to use the vesa driver (there is no 3D with that card anyway)
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gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

In
Section "Device"
add a line
Driver "vesa"
or if there already is a line with Driver change it
I think it will work better for you
You could also try
Driver "mesa"
If it works it will be better than vesa
If you need more assistance please post your xorg.conf
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