[CentOS] New to Centos

Johan Scheepers johansche at telkomsa.net
Thu Nov 18 20:20:18 UTC 2010

On 18/11/2010 21:38, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 11/18/2010 1:21 PM, Johan Scheepers wrote:
>>> What graphics card&    monitor do you have?
>> In debian this...
>> johan at Johan:~$ lspci | grep VGA
>> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
>> 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10)
>> johan at Johan:~$ xdpyinfo | grep dimensions
>>      dimensions:    1024x768 pixels (339x203 millimeters)
>> Ok, I did look into system-monitors and only 800x600 was available.
>> Remember this is a live CD x86_64.
> I think that means it wasn't able to auto-detect the monitor type.  Can
> you set it in system/administration/display in the hardware tab?
While booting I had a closer look at the screen and saw..
unsupported sis chipset  (device i/d 0671).

Looked into hardware..reverted to vesa driver. Set it to sis card and 
logged out..system complained and went into non-graphics.
Went through screen options and eventualy back to graphics and vesa.

Had the same problem with debian and a list member after a lot of 
suffering found a work around in the xorg.conf.
After that it works fine. the specific sis card seem to be problemic in 
some OS's.
suse and fedora seem to have no problem.
Fedora..could not find a xorg.conf file?. Maybe copy it.

If centos resolution problem be not fixable I will have to pass. Would 
be a pitty.

I really do appreciate your time spend to solve this.

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