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XWindows in Linux 5.2-Problem due to SiS 6215 C

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I installed linux 5.2 and tried to install XWindows.But the video card SiS 6215C is not listed in the name of video cards dispalyed.
How do i install XWindows now
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venks
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by:SlackerJer
ID: 1629513
Figure out what chip is on your graphics card. For example, my STB Velocity 128 has a Riva128 chip on it. Pick that chipset if it is listed or a closely related video card using the same chipset. In my case, a Viper330 would work. If you still can't find one that works, check out www.xfree86.org and see if they are working on an XWindows "server" for your needs. You might also try using one of the generic chipsets like SuperVGA, etc.
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by:venks
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Thanks for the answer.But i have tried out all that you have said
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by:EatEmAndSmile
ID: 1629515
I'm afraid you won't be able to use XWindows on your machine, venks. Your video is "on-board", right? SiS already stands for the chipset. It's the chip used on ASUS motherboards with built-in "on-board" video.

 I've got myself one of those and I also couldn't make it work. Altough you can define the amount of memory the video chip will share from the RAM, XWindows won't find it, saying it's got 0 (zero) Kb.

 Good luck!

 []'s,

 Diogo.
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by:venks
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Dear Diogo
Thanks for the tip.I think i will change the chip
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On your next video purchase, consider brands such as Trident and Cirrus Logic. The Trident GUI9440 has come to a "standard" level and works pretty fine with XWindows. It's the board I've been working with on the machines where I work.

 If your video hardware is actually on-board, you should find out if it is possible to disable it. I'm afraid it's probably impossible, tough.

 Best Regards,

 Diogo.
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by:venks
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Dear Diogo
Actually in one of the machines i am using the trident card.
For th other i will buy a new card
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venks
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by:EatEmAndSmile
ID: 1629519
Ok, warn me again if you need more assistance on your next try! I'll stay keeping an eye on this thread.

 []'s,

 Diogo.
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