[Solved] SIS Chipset 640 x 480 resolution / Mint 19

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[Solved] SIS Chipset 640 x 480 resolution / Mint 19

Post by Harfud » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:38 am

Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo v5535 laptop.

When I ran Mint 17 on this laptop I used an Xorg.conf file in /etc/X11 to obtain better screen resolution.

Mint 18 dropped Xorg so I migrated to LMDE2 which gives acceptable screen resolution and which I'm still using now.

I noted that Mint 19 had returned to Xorg so thought that the Xorg.conf file in /etc/X11 would work again to give a good screen resolution.

But it seems that I thought wrong as even with the Xorg.conf file I can only obtain 640 x 480 using Mint 19.

Any ideas other than to wait for LMDE3 ?
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Re: 640 x 480 resolution / Mint 19

Post by Harfud » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:37 am

The Xorg.conf file I'm using...

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
VendorName "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]"
BoardName "771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter"
Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
Driver "vesa"
Screen 0
Option "UseFBDev" "true"
Option "DPMS"
Option "ShadowFB"
Option "MaxXFBMem"
VideoRam 262016
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
Option "backingstore" "true"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"

EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Vendorname "Generic LCD Display"
Modelname "LCD Panel 1280x800"
HorizSync 20-107
VertRefresh 50-185
modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x768@60" 80.14 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 795 -hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x720@60" 74.48 1280 1336 1472 1664 720 721 724 746 -hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x800@60" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -hsync +vsync
Gamma 1.0
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1280 768
Modes "1280x768@60" "1280x720@60" "800x600@60" "1280x800@60" "800x600@56"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dri"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
Load "GLcore"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "int10"
Load "vbe"
Load "speedo"
Load "record"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

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Re: 640 x 480 resolution / Mint 19

Post by Pjotr » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:50 am

Harfud wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:37 am
The Xorg.conf file I'm using...

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
VendorName "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]"
BoardName "771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter"
The "horrible SiS".... :shock:

Forget 19. In 18.1 this should work:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/sis
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Re: 640 x 480 resolution / Mint 19

Post by Harfud » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:57 am

Many thanks for that...

I agree the SIS is an abomination that has always been trouble.

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Re: 640 x 480 resolution / Mint 19

Post by glocal » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:40 pm

Same problem here.
Pjotr wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:50 am

The "horrible SiS".... :shock:

Forget 19.
Does this mean there can't be a solution for 19? I don't mind waiting if it saves me the trouble of re-installing 18.1. It's a reserve machine anyway.

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Re: 640 x 480 resolution / Mint 19

Post by Pjotr » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:37 am

glocal wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:40 pm
Same problem here.
Pjotr wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:50 am

The "horrible SiS".... :shock:

Forget 19.
Does this mean there can't be a solution for 19?
Almost certainly, yes....
Tip: 10 things to do after installing Linux Mint 19.2 Tina
Keep your Linux Mint healthy: Avoid these 10 fatal mistakes
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Re: [Solved] SIS Chipset 640 x 480 resolution / Mint 19

Post by glocal » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:44 am

18.1 it is then. Many thanks.

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