[CentOS] Proper driver for bridged SiS 741GX chip set....

Tue Apr 19 05:20:37 UTC 2005
Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com>

On Mon, 2005-04-18 at 14:32 +0200, Olaf Greve wrote:
> Hi,
> I've just installed CentOS on my new machine and I'm wondering about a 
> thing: the refresh rate is set rather low (it looks like 50Hz), whereas 
> the monitor can at least support 75Hz in 1152x864 resolution (which is 
> the resolution I set the monitor at).
> Now... for some reason CentOS decided to use the generic VESA video 
> driver, so perhaps this is the issue, and perhaps a better (i.e. more 
> specific) video driver would give me the additional refresh rates, but 
> then, from Gnome's -> System Settings -> Display menu, I do not see any 
> choices for the refresh rate at all. It does, however, make change to 
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
> The motherboard is an ASRock K7S41GX, and it seems the video adapter 
> that is used is a bridged (North Bridge?) SiS 741GX  one.
> Unfortunately the CD-ROM that came with the machine only has W*nd*ws 
> drivers for this chip set. :(
> Does anyone know if I can somehow force the generic VESA driver to run 
> at 75Hz, or does anyone know where I can find the proper video driver (I 
> do not see it listed in the list of available video drivers)?
> Meanwhile, I'll take a look myself on Google as well, but I hope someone 
> can give me some quick pointers...
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