From: Murphy Darragh (weirdfish at domain hotmail.com)
Date: Tue 04 May 1999 - 09:51:08 IST
I've dealt with exactly the same problem myself.
My notes are at home but the one thing I remember is
that even though the XF86Config created for the SIS 6326
card only see's 1Meg of memory on an 8 meg AGP card
you can change it to 4 Meg in the file manually.
If you raise it to 8 Meg though the cursor becomes
a big white block :-(
Although I can get 1024x786 resolution I've
never been able to get more than 286 colors
at that resolution - not enough memory I suppose.
I had a suppression that the SiS Card uses some of the main
memory but a verity of diagnostic programs in windows
all say there 8 Meg's there.
One very important hint - go get your monitors manual
and check the horizontal and vertical settings ,interlacing etc ..
Some monitors won't shut down when there asked to go
beyond there limits and you can do the
world of damage.
>I managed to get X working on my machine with the SiS 6326 AGP chipset. It
>supposed to have 8M of Video RAM, but the driver (still being tweaked) only
>that it has 1M.
>Has anyone else out there got the same chipset ? If so, what
>settings/options do you
>use in XF86Config ?
>On a similar note - does anyone have the modeline entries for a Compaq V70
>? I have
>settings for a V75, and I'm sure the two are relatively similar, but at the
>same time I don't
>want to toast the monitor. Or is it really possible to toast modern
>monitors these days ?
>Don't they just shut themselves down when they get a signal outside their
>Any good pointers for X configuration details ? I only managed to get it
>working by building
>the configuration file by hand based on the chapter in Running Linux
>(O'Reilly) - so I'm sure
>there are some extra things I could change - if I knew what the settings
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