Running X window system

Daniel Molina Wegener dmw at
Sun Mar 4 03:58:39 UTC 2007

On Sunday 04 March 2007 00:50, Warwick Sweetnam wrote:
> Hi, I am having trouble getting X window system to
> boot on a 2196 24A IBM Aptiva. The specs of the on-board
> graphics card are as follows:
> 64meg Ram
> SiS540 or SiS630
> The monitor is a dell lcd model no. 1504FP
> specs are as follows:
> Resolution
> Horizontal scan range 31 kHz to 60 kHz (automatic)
> Vertical scan range 60 Hz to 75 Hz (automatic)
> Optimal preset resolution 1024 x 768 at 60 Hz
> Highest preset resolution 1024 x 768 at 75 Hz
> * Highest addressable resolution 1024 x 768 at 75 Hz
> Most resolutions run primarily on VESA of which I
> have tried as generic driver.
> Ive tried running the system with all different options
> and resolutions, including running with the generic SiS
> drivers, when I try to select specific chipsets there is
> never an exact match, the closest match in the options
> to the SiS540 is the SiS530, and closet to SiS630 is SiS620,
> im unsure of the exact chipset on my board as i cant seem
> to locate the model anywhere, I just know from a maintenence
> manual that these are the 2 possible chipsets.
> I have tried entering the horizontal and vertical refresh
> rates manually and running with both types of SiS chipset
> drivers at different low resolutions and different bit depths
> (24 and 16) but still no luck.
> If it helps I am trying to run fluxbox with on this
> particular install and are following a step-by-step guide but
> not a lot of troubleshooting advice is given unfortunatly.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated, I hope to have
> provided the needed information.
> [SNIP]

  Have you tried "Xorg -configure"?

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