Hi guys, I have been using Sparky for a couple years now I have an old box with an Asus motherboard with onboard video SiS and nothing plugged into the PCIe slot. When I installed from a live cd the live cd allowed my monitor to use full 1280x1024 resolution on installation it changed to 1024x768 i am unable to change it via Lxrandr as there are no other options. It has been about a year and it started bugging me since i have been reviewing some other distros on a usb stick and they seem snappier on a stick than Sparky does with a hd install. I have been trying to resolve this and it seems like there is no xorg.conf file any more but I don't think that is the problem. It seems like I am running a default driver not the one for my onboard card.
Btw I updated everything about a week ago with no difference anyhow here is some pertinent information. Maybe you can help.
This is my version
Linux sparky 3.16.0-4-586 #1 Debian 3.16.7-ckt2-1 (2014-12-08) i686 GNU/Linux
This is the output from lspci. This seems to be for the empty PCIe am I right?
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 82c9
Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel, IRQ 10
BIST result: 00
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at febe0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
I/O ports at ec00 [size=128]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Is this from the onboard video?
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: feb00000-febfffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d0000000-dfffffff
The output of glxinfo leads me to believe that the SiS driver is not being used . And the grep mod shows no video driver for SiS.
rocket@sparky:~$ glxinfo | grep "OpenGL"
OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.5, 128 bits)
OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
OpenGL context flags: (none)
rocket@sparky:~$ lsmod | grep sis
sata_sis 12500 3
sis190 21648 0
mii 12595 1 sis190
pata_sis 12971 2 sata_sis
libata 157770 3 sata_sis,pata_sis,ata_generic
I am able to video edit and stuff but it seems sluggish. Any ideas? Thanks.