> > text is displayed as black blocks - totally unreadable.
> > Has anyone else encountered this problem with SiS drivers?
I **HIGHLY** recommend upgrading to XFree86 3.3.6
I don't know if RPMs are out yet, but it's not too hard to follow
the directions to install binaries; it should only take ten minutes
or so once you have all the files you need. go to www.xfree86.org
and look around.
I have a generic AGP card based on the SiS 6326.
With X 3.3.3, the only way I was able to prevent the problem you
describe was to put this line:
...into my XF86Config, in the Device section. Without that I would
get weird corrupted displays that seemed to only be fixed by a
reboot. Adding no_bitblt worked much better, but it made things run
REALLY slow - MUCH slower than my old system that had an ATI Rage II
with 1MB of VRAM.
Now that I have Xfree86 3.3.6 installed, I'm finally getting decent
performance out of the card, with no options given in the XF86Config
file, and no more black text-block problems. There are a few minor
glitches that come and go; I'm still trying to fine-tune those away,
but at least there's no disastrous problems like before. The window
redrawing speed is quite reasonable now.
One oddity: the server refuses to see that the card has 8192 kB
memory; it reports 4096, even if I try to force it with the VideoRam
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