I have a very old computer (from 1999) with a
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter
graphics card (at least this is what lspci says). I use Mint 14 XFCE, but I also tried the Mate and Chinnamon Editions.
What happens is that the screen shows the spinning wheel cursor for 1 second, then switches to a white background and
the mouse doesn't move. This repeats 3-4 times, then there's a break. Sometimes it then shows that something bad has happened, I assume that the driver crashed: Here's the last lines of /var/log/Xorg.0.log:
[ 675.665] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[ 675.665] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[ 675.665] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
[ 676.915] (EE)
[ 676.915] (EE) Backtrace:
Here's the /etc/xorg.conf:
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
When I change Driver to vesa I can work but my eyes hurt ..
Did anybody observe this? Is there a fix? Should I use another driver? (note: I didn't post the full files because they
are to large, if you need more specific info, please let me know)
Thanks for any insights ..