Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5280
SIS 6326 and XFree-3.3.5 cant display fonts( get black boxes)
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
I have a builtin sis 6236 graphics chip, NEC C500 monitor
and trying to run RH 6.0 on it. The RH 6.0 came with the
Xfree 18.104.22.168 in it and I could not get the graphics chip to
use the full screen, the screen is either horizontally or
vertically squeezed. XF86Setup and xvidtune were not able to
help either. I read in the Xfree.org site that the 3.3.5 has
improved support for the sis and tried to install the update
that redhat had posted. I updated the following packages
XFree 22.214.171.124 to Xfree 3.3.5
XFree SVGA 126.96.36.199 to XFree SVGA 3.3.5
XFree 75dpi fonts 188.8.131.52 to XFree 75drpi fonts 3.3.5
Thre were no error messages and X started nomally but every
where letters appeard there were black boxes. The cursor
sometimes appeard as a large white box.
I had to reinstall the old XFree-SVGA-184.108.40.206 to get the
fonts back to nomal but still stuck with a small screen.
I know of another person who is running the Mandeake 6.2(
Kerne 2.9 and XFree 3.3.5) on the same setup and has no
Please get the LATEST errata packages. We released a fix which
addressed SiS 6326 problems.