Re: SiS 5597/5598 Video Card
You got me on the right track. Xserver-svga was the right driver, but since
anXious (in the setup program) didn't recognize my card, it didn't load
Xserver-svga. I used apt-get to get it, and now it's fine. Thanks.
One more problem, though: since the setup program didn't have a video
driver to work with, there was a bunch of package software that didn't
install. Now that I am up and running, I'd like to try to install it.
Apt-get is fine if you know what you need, one package at a time. But how
can I get back into the package installation program (or something
equivalent) to find out what I lost and what I need to reinstall?
Sorry for stupid newbie questions. I'm trying to read the manual, but it
seems you need to know the commands you're looking for before you look them
From: USM Bish <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Keith & Cecile Schooley <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Sunday, February 04, 2001 6:46 AM
Subject: Re: SiS 5597/5598 Video Card
>Don't know why anXious did not recognise your card.
>Never used it.
>Perhaps, xserver-sis in place of xserver-svga could
>sort out your video support problems.
>apt-get install xserver-sis
>AFAIK, this X server supports the SiS 86c201, SiS 86c202,
>SiS 86c205, SiS 5597, SiS 5598, SiS 6326 AGP, SiS 530/620,
>SiS 540/630 and SiS 300.
>The other SiS chipsets are supported by the xserver-svga
>On Sat, 3 Feb 2001 19:04:48 -0500
>"Keith & Cecile Schooley" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I recently installed Potato (first time using Linux). I have a SiS
>> 5597/5598 video card, which anXious did not recognize.
>> So why didn't anXious recognize it? How do I get video support?
>> Thanks for help in advance,
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