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  • #47229
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    Graphics card is not recognized correctly.
    I installed Antix 19.3 base.
    My system:

    Processor: Intel Sempron 2800+
    Graphics card: SiS M760 onboard graphics, max 128Mb shared memory
    Display: 15.4 "WXGA TFT (1280x800)

    – the screen flickers light
    – partly have black spots on the monitor
    It looks like the wrong graphics driver is selected.
    How can I set the correct graphics driver?
    Can you help me please.

    • This topic was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by rokytnji.
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    Bad news as sis is no longer supported in antiX-19 series. (We tried to get it to work, but failed).
    There is a long thread here: https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/how-to-use-antix-on-computers-with-a-motherboard-with-sis-or-via-chipset/

    antiX-17.4.1 should still work.

    Or try Xecure’s spin mentioned in the above thread.

    https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/how-to-use-antix-on-computers-with-a-motherboard-with-sis-or-via-chipset/#post-45615

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

    #47232
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    As anticapitalista mentioned, I was trying to help another user with via graphic chipset.
    There is a newer version you can download from here.
    If possible, boot with the “Safe Video mode” boot option in the boot menu. Using the vesa driver seems to work better on VIA cards than the openchrome driver.
    It is almost exactly the same as antiX 19.3 base 32bits release, except that it also includes synaptic package manager (and the older xorg drivers).

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    @ ab4711,

    Welcome to antiX Linux and this forum.

    I just tested the ISO installation “antiX-19-legacy-bet2_386-base.iso”, kindly created by @Xecure out of the hard work of @Anticapitalista and the team of developers in creating and making antiX Linux available for free.

    As soon as I complete this text on this topic, I will post the details of the test result that took place successfully at the URL https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/how-to-use-antix-on-computers-with-a-motherboard-with-sis-or-via-chipset/page/4/.

    The topic started by PPC can be of great help to you: How-to install applications – 2020 version..

    Remember to check the option “Notify me of follow-up replies via email”, so you will receive a message in your email to inform you when a colleague responds on the topic you started or that you are participating in the conversations.

    marcelocripe
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    @ab4711,

    Seja bem vindo ao antiX Linux e a este fórum.

    Eu acabei de testar a instalação da ISO “antiX-19-legacy-bet2_386-base.iso”, gentilmente criada pelo @Xecure a partir do ardo trabalho do @Anticapitalista e da equipe de desenvolvedores em criar e disponibilizar o antiX Linux gratuitamente.

    Assim que eu concluir este texto neste tópico, eu irei postar os detalhes do resultado do teste que ocorreu com sucesso na URL https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/how-to-use-antix-on-computers-with-a-motherboard-with-sis-or-via-chipset/page/4/.

    O tópico iniciado pelo PPC poderá ser de grande ajuda para você: How-to install applications – 2020 version.

    Lembre-se de marcar a opção “Notify me of follow-up replies via email”, assim você receberá uma mensagem no seu e-mail para te informar quando algum colega responder no tópico que você iniciou ou que você esteja participando das conversas.

    marcelocripe
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    Many Thanks
    anticapitalista,
    marcelocripe
    and Xecure
    I installed the antiX-19-legacy-bet2_386-base.iso version.
    Graphics work much better.
    Every now and then I have small fine white glitches on the screen.
    Perhaps this could be due to a frame rate that is too high.
    how do i set them?

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    Use arandr (Control Centre > Session > Set Screen Resolution) to change the refresh rate.

    Did you boot using the failsafe parameter or the normal boot during your live test?
    Could you also give us the system specs?
    inxi -Fxz

    This way I can know what exact drivers loaded, so I can change things in the future if needed.

    Let us know if something else pops up. We will try helping if possible.

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    Hello Xecure,
    I can’t find the point where I can set the refresh rate in the Set Screen Resolution menu.
    I installed the system in safe mode.
    I start the system normally.

    $ inxi -Fxz
    System:
      Host: antix1 Kernel: 4.4.240-antix.2-486-smp i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc 
      v: 8.3.0 Desktop: IceWM 1.9.2 
      Distro: antiX-19-legacy-bet2_386-base Lazarus 29 November 2020 
      base: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) 
    Machine:
      Type: Desktop System: FUJITSU SIEMENS product: Amilo A1640 v: 0.01 
      serial: <filter> 
      Mobo: Uniwill model: 255KI / 259KI Series v: 0.01 serial: <filter> 
      BIOS: American Megatrends v: 080011 date: 12/14/2004 
    Battery:
      ID-1: BAT0 charge: 67.9 Wh condition: 67.9/78.5 Wh (86%) model: 255/259 
      status: Full 
    CPU:
      Topology: Single Core model: Mobile AMD Sempron 3000+ bits: 32 type: UP 
      arch: K8 L2 cache: 128 KiB 
      flags: nx pae sse sse2 bogomips: 3192 
      Speed: 1600 MHz min/max: 800/1800 MHz Core speed (MHz): 1: 1600 
    Graphics:
      Device-1: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 
      662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter 
      vendor: Fujitsu Solutions driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 
      Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.16.4 driver: vesa resolution: 1024x768~61Hz 
      OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 7.0 128 bits) v: 3.1 Mesa 18.3.6 
      direct render: Yes 
    Audio:
      Device-1: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7012 AC97 Sound 
      vendor: Fujitsu Solutions driver: snd_intel8x0 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.7 
      Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.4.240-antix.2-486-smp 
    Network:
      Device-1: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet 
      vendor: Fujitsu Solutions driver: sis900 v: kernel port: d800 
      bus ID: 00:04.0 
      IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
    Drives:
      Local Storage: total: 111.79 GiB used: 5.14 GiB (4.6%) 
      ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Fujitsu model: MHV2120AH size: 111.79 GiB 
    Partition:
      ID-1: / size: 40.12 GiB used: 5.14 GiB (12.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
      ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.84 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3 
    Sensors:
      System Temperatures: cpu: 75.0 C mobo: N/A 
      Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
    Info:
      Processes: 120 Uptime: 3m Memory: 876.2 MiB used: 281.0 MiB (32.1%) 
      Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.3 
      inxi: 3.0.36
    • This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by rokytnji.
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    I can’t find the point where I can set the refresh rate in the Set Screen Resolution menu.

    Sorry. I am so used to exploring the xrandr command I think that those options are also in the arandr graphical program.

    run this command in a terminal:
    xrandr
    and pay attention to all the available refresh rates for your current resolution.
    For example, I see this on my laptop:

    LVDS-1 connected primary 1366x768+0+0
       1366x768     60.02*+
       1360x768     59.80     59.96

    I would then set a different refresh rate. As I only have different refresh rates at 1360×768, I will set it in this example for it.
    xrandr --output LVDS-1 --mode "1360x768" --rate 59.80
    where LVDS-1 is the display id (you need to switch it for yours), “1360×768” is the resolution I selected a 59.80 is the refresh-rate I selected.

    You can also create a new refresh-rate just for testing in case the option you want is not there.
    For example, I will create a new refresh-rate of 59Hz for 1366×768 resolution:
    cvt 1366 768 59
    This will create special code to give to xrandr to create the new mode we want. It outputs for me:

    # 1368x768 58.90 Hz (CVT) hsync: 46.95 kHz; pclk: 83.75 MHz
    Modeline "1368x768_59.00"   83.75  1368 1440 1576 1784  768 771 781 797 -hsync +vsync

    The second line is what we need to give to xrandr to create the new 59Hz mode:
    xrandr --newmode "1368x768_59.00" 83.75 1368 1440 1576 1784 768 771 781 797 -hsync +vsync
    After creating the new mode, we need to add it to the specific display:
    xrandr --addmode LVDS-1 1368x768_59.00
    This should now add the new mode with the name “1368x768_59.00” to my display LVDS-1. If you run xrandr again you will see this new option at the bottom of all resolution options for your display:
    1368x768_59.00 58.90

    Now, to set the new mode, you need to run something similar as the first command I used to change the refresh-rate:
    xrandr --output LVDS-1 --mode 1368x768_59.00
    If something goes wrong and the screen goes blank or starts to blink, force the system to reboot (by holding the powerbutton or disconnecting). Screen properties should reset to default at reboot (meaning, if you want to keep this configuration, you will need to create a script to automate it at boot, but we will explore this in necessary in the future).

    Too much infomration, but this way you can check and explore it incase nobody can answer you question in some time.

    Hopefully, all I have done before is not needed and you can see different refresh-rates for you current resolution in the first xrandr command you ran.

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    Hello Xecure,
    I tried to switch the selected mode.
    But that didn’t work out.
    I switched the resolution to 640 * 480 in the control center.
    The repetition rate is 60 Hz.
    The small lines also appear there.
    I still have a working Windows XP on the computer.
    Resolutions graphic card:
    1280 x 800
    1024 x 768
    800 x 600
    Color quality 16 and 32 bit
    The repetition frequency is always 60 Hz.
    Is that because of the graphics driver?

    xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
    Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 640 x 480, maximum 1024 x 768
    default connected 640x480+0+0 0mm x 0mm
       1024x768      61.00  
       800x600       61.00  
       640x480       60.00*
    • This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by rokytnji.
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    I have a lot going on right now. When I have time, I will try building a different iso with the newest xorg version.
    linuxdaddy in this post has found that some SIS based graphic cards work again with new xorg versions.

    It seems that there is better resolution on Windows XP than what xrandr can recognize (probably limited by the vesa xorg driver). I will investigate when I have time.

    Sorry for not being able to respond immediately. Some things have poped up and need my full attention.

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    #47597
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    Also note that anticapitalista just released some updates that should include changes to fix some issues; looks relevant.

    He also packaged updated ISO images including recent fixes.

    Existing users can simply rum package upgrades, dist-upgrade or dill-ipgrade, depending on what package command you use.

    Your choice.

    Brian Masinick

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    Xecure,
    thank you very much once.
    The system is running first.
    Except for the small glitches on the screen.
    That bother me a bit but don’t restrict the operation.

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