SiS 86C205 video card problems...

SiS 86C205 video card problems...

Post by jaco » Sun, 08 Nov 1998 04:00:00

I have a SiS 86c205 display card it is in the list of supported video cards
but it is not a selectable card in the setup, If i set it up with x86svga
server as a SiS86C201 it will only display 8bpp though it is capable of 24
bpp color... please any sugestions...?

1. XF86 with SiS 86C205

hope that someone can answer this or suggest another newsgroup to try.
I am trying to install XF863.3.6 on a machine that has "on-board" video and
sound.  The video chip is an SiS 86C205 that appears to not have its own
memory, using instead shared system RAM.  When I run SuperProbe etc, the
report is that there is no memory.  Yet I note that the xf86 supported cards
lists the SiS 86C205.  Are there other versions of this that do have memory?
Do I need to switch off PnP or something?
More info: the mobo is:  GMB-P56SPC
                                      video chip is SiS 86C205, ( also
appears to use something else called the 5596 on the motherboard).
Hope someone can help - I have found other people asking this question, but
no answers!
Also, can anyone tell me where to find information on the SuSE xsis server?
I got an xsis.rpm which provides a server that appears to support the 630
and 570 chips, but I would like to read about it and cannot find info on


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