Vega U50 with sis m671

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Vega U50 with sis m671

Postby gvzfs1972 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:51 am

Hi all,
I have successfully gotten everything working on my new laptop. Hurra for Mint good job everyone.

I have one thing hanging ;-} The graphics are not picked up correctly.
And I basically haven' t gotten the faintest as to how to get that done.

I went through the process og gedit xorg.conf file and setting it to the max that the card schould do 1280x800 in the vesa mode, now there is no listing in the controlcenter for sis, nor can I get it above the 800x600 resolution, so I am a bit careful not to just do something without the word of approval.

I wonder if there is someone who has already gone through this and found the real and functioning drivers. The RealTeK SIS page do not list the driver for any other than Windows XP and Vista, and the machine was delivered with this.

Here are the specs on the laptop:

Intel Celeron M, 65nm, 533 MHz FSB, 1MB L2 cache. 1.46/1.50/1.60/ 1.73/ 1.86/2.0GHz

PnP, Supports ACPI 1.0b, 2.0a og 3.0

Chipset & hukommelse
SIS M672 + SIS 968
1 x SO-DIMM sokler for op til 2GB DDR2 533/667MHz

LCD Skærm
15.4" WXGA+ (16:10) Widescreen med en opløsning
på 1280 x 800 pixels.
Crystal-clear Technology.

SIS M672+SIS 307ELV grafikkort med op til 256MB RAM delt med system hukommelse.
Benytter PCI Express X16 bus.
DirectX(TM)9 kompatibelt.

4 i 1 Cardreader til SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro kort.
Op til 480 Mbps hastighed
Boot funktion

2.5” 9.5mm IDE SATA harddisk 5400/7200rpm.
Understøtter SATA 2.0 (SATA 300).

Slimdrive Combo DVD±RW drev.

Ekstern USB diskettedrev
(Medfølger ikke)

Tilslutningsmuligheder - Venstre
1 x USB porte (USB 2.0)
1 x Headphone-out stik
1 x Microphone-in stik
1 x Cardreader til SD/MMC/MS/MS kort

Tilslutningsmuligheder - Højre
1 x Kensingnton Lock

Tilslutningsmuligheder - Bag
1 x Strømstik
1 x CRT port til ekstern skærm eller projector
1 x RJ-45 LAN 10/100 Mbit
3 x USB porte (USB 2.0)

LED Status indikator
Antenne til Wlan: Grøn
Power On: Grøn
Harddisk/CD/DVD/RW: Grøn
Batteri oplader/lavt: Grøn/Blinkende orange
Tændt/Standby: Grøn/Blinkende grøn

SIS191 10/100 Mbit

Trådløs Netværkskort
Mini-Card format
2 indbyggede antenner
IEEE 802.11 B/G (RT73 WLAN)
Knap for hurtig aktivering/deaktivering af Wlan

85/86/88-key med MS Windows funktionstaster
Ekstra funktioner som:
Standby/Dvale knap
Skift mellem CRT og LCD
Hæve/Sænke lysstyrke
Hæve/Sænke lydstyrke

Lyd og Lydkort
Realtek ALC662 5.1 lydkort.
Analog udgang til headset, forstærker, mm.
Analog indgang til mikrofon.
Digital udgang til forstærkere for optimal lydkvalitet
Azalia Audio i ”High Definition” standard
Indbyggede stereo højtalere

Understøtter ACPI 2.0a, 3.0

Li-Ion 4 cells batteri på 14.8v og 2200mAh

Output: 20V DC, 65W
Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz

Touchpad med scroll funktion.

Software OEM versioner
Understøtter Microsoft Windows XP Home/Pro med Recovery system og Microsoft Windows Vista.

Vægt inkl. batteri
2,9 kg med 4 cells batteri

Bredde 358mm
Dybde 255mm
Højde 34mm

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Re: Vega U50 with sis m671

Postby Husse » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:27 am

There is a SiS driver in Synaptic (search for Xserver and scroll among the results)
If it covers your video system I don't know, but it should unless the chip is brand new.
Try it out and remove completely if it's a no go
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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Re: Vega U50 with sis m671

Postby Nibes » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:40 am


Go to Administration > Screen and Graphics. There you can set your screen and your video card.

Other way is to use the following code in the terminal (but I wouldn't advise it at least as a first option)

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

This code will reconfigure Screen, video Card, Keyboard and Mouse. (that did worked for me in Ubuntu Gutsy Edition when I was trying to configure my Nvidia Drivers and my Screen resolution.)
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Re: Vega U50 with sis m671

Postby Husse » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:28 am

If no other driver than vesa is available you could reconfigure x till you die without success
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