Forum: X and Fluxbox
Topic: SiS USB
started by: Divago
Posted by Divago on Sep. 21 2007,13:30Run away, boring-question man is coming back
Ok, i solved (thanks guy) all problem with touchscreen i had. and also to "autoload modprobe"
now i need to put a "sisusb" working
a "sisusb" is a "USB to VGA" device, that permit u to plug a second (third, fourth, etc) monitor into usb port
i already did it, i mean: making sisusb working, in different distro (fedora, just for your information)
installing a sisusb is easy enough: put the sisusb_drv.o (or .so) into /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers and write something like
and then restart X.
now, with dsl (dsl-n to be honest) does not work. why?
dunno; XFree86 log does not show any EE about it (``# cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log | grep EE'' does not show any EE at all)
i tried using sisusb_drv.o dowloaded at < http://www.winischhofer.eu/linuxsisusbvga.shtml > then i discovered these one are using gcc3
and this is a problem: what version of gcc i can use on dsl-n?
i found gcc1 package for dsl; googling here and there i found somplace saying there are gcc up to 2.95 for dsl
browsing mydsl extension browser, however, i found NOONE gcc package
so, where i can found updated gcc?
and someone knows where (if any) i can found sisusb driver useable for dsl(-n)??
thanks for helping (again) mate
Posted by curaga on Sep. 21 2007,14:03Check the DSL extensions; There are Gcc 3.3.4 (in gcc1-with-libs) and 2.9.5.
You also need to compile the kernel driver from that page..
Posted by Divago on Sep. 21 2007,14:17
wow very quick reply
Posted by Juanito on Sep. 21 2007,15:29The gcc extensions didn't work very well for me in dsl-n, you might be better off using dpkg or apt-get to install gcc in dsl-n
Posted by Divago on Sep. 24 2007,13:26
i tried to compile kernel module; well, a friend of mine helped me 'cause i never compiled kernel modules before
so, we downloaded kernel bz2 from kernel.org (188.8.131.52 and my system is 2.6.12)
i did a backup of .config file, just in case
so what's happening? what i need to do to make this driver working?
(yeah, i know, i'm very noob at this... so please, i need it in "dummy-user talking" )
ty for help
Posted by Juanito on Sep. 24 2007,13:56Depending on what you're trying to compile, you will usually find that something is missing and usually you can find it for dsl-n on the knoppix 4.0.2 cd/iso.
I got the same crt1.o error and found the missing file in the knoppix iso.
Note also that in 2.6.x the compile steps are not quite the same as in 2.4.x (which is detailed in several threads in the dsl section) - this < thread > and this < other thread > might be useful.
Ref: "other thread" note that the use of linux-kernel-headers_2.5.999 is not correct (but nevertheless works in some circumstances), better to use linux-2.6.12.tar.gz from kernel.org
Posted by Divago on Sep. 24 2007,16:39
Thanks for help
i downloaded and dpkg -i some package u pointed me
now seems workign fine
(unluckily, my friend now cannot help me and i'm really noob at this so i'll wait tomorrow for my friend )
tyvm for the help, ever useful help
Posted by Divago on Sep. 28 2007,14:26Ok
i spent last 2 days compiling kernel modules
i compiled sisusb.ko module using knoppix dvd
then i copied module into dsl-n (copied into /home/dsl/sisusbvga directory so i know it'll backup at reboot)
i need to say thanks here to all ppl helped me into compiling steps (and replied me to boring post on different topics )
last, but not least, inserted
Then attached a second monitor to sisusb
monitor show black screen with red border: and this mean it's receiving input from sisusb (ie: it's work)
now, it's just a matter of XF86Config
i configured XF86Config-4, and this is how it looks like:
i already checked, and there are sisusb_drv.o driver into /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/driver folder (so it's not a driver problem)
but monitor does'nt show anything
i'm pretty sure is a configuration problem with monitor and XF86
so, where am i wrong?
(PS. monitor work fine with a sisusb into fedora 7, so it's not the monitor...)
ty for all
Posted by curaga on Sep. 28 2007,14:56Is this the same X config you use in Fedora?
Posted by Divago on Sep. 28 2007,16:49
'cause in dsl-n i use xfree86 (touchscreen issue) and in fedora i use xorg
btw i cut&pasted most section from fedora's xorg.org into dsl-n's XF86Config-4