Bug 5280 - SIS 6326 and XFree-3.3.5 cant display fonts( get black boxes)
Summary: SIS 6326 and XFree-3.3.5 cant display fonts( get black boxes)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-09-21 18:04 UTC by hawaii5o
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-21 18:12:37 UTC

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Description hawaii5o 1999-09-21 18:04:28 UTC
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 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   to    Xfree 3.3.5
XFree SVGA   to    XFree SVGA 3.3.5
XFree 75dpi fonts   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-  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

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-09-21 18:12:59 UTC
Please get the LATEST errata packages.  We released a fix which
addressed SiS 6326 problems.

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