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BackBox Linux Ubuntu 16.04 with sis671 VGA Chipset

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I had a broken hdd in my laptop 2 days ago. It made me to decide to find another hdd and install my Linux Backbox into it. Something made me worry, I forgot how to set the monitor to the appropriate setting. Then I had to browse the google once more. Here is what I looked for : sis671 driver for my 64bit Backbox.

I manage to find them. Cause I still keep those two in my own repo driver. I copy them to

#sudo cp sis671.la  /usr/lib/xorg/modules/driver
#sudo cp sis671.so  /usr/lib/xorg/modules/driver

Then Everything not goin right. I still have the 480×600 resolution. Then I went to grub setting at boot. I put vga=791 to force the display resolution up. It worked. But I didn’t satisfied, it should not be stop at 1024×768. Before this I manage to have 1280×768. Just I forgot how.

Then Googling again and find out about edid.bin. Actually just a blind guess, cause the source said it was used for nvida driver not my sis671. But what the hell. And sorry source, I forgot to write down your address. I tried to search you again in my history chrome but hell, that’s a lot of them so naaaaaaaa I’ll find you later.

According to the source I copied the edid.bin file to /root. Cause it goes to a reference in xorg.conf. And I also copied the xorg.conf but I modified myself cause it is not nvidia but sis. I will use sis671 driver that I copied earlier.

 

Here is my xorg.conf

Section “ServerLayout”
Identifier “Layout0”
Screen 0 “Screen0” 0 0
InputDevice “Keyboard0” “CoreKeyboard”
InputDevice “Mouse0” “CorePointer”
EndSection

Section “Files”
RgbPath “/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb”
FontPath “/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1”
EndSection

Section “Module”
Load “dbe”
Load “extmod”
Load “type1”
Load “freetype”
Load “glx”
EndSection

Section “ServerFlags”
Option “Xinerama” “0”
EndSection

Section “InputDevice”
# generated from default
Identifier “Mouse0”
Driver “mouse”
Option “Protocol” “auto”
Option “Device” “/dev/psaux”
Option “Emulate3Buttons” “no”
Option “ZAxisMapping” “4 5”
EndSection

Section “InputDevice”
# generated from default
Identifier “Keyboard0”
Driver “kbd”
option “AutoRepeat” “250 50”
option “CoreKeyboard”
option “XkbRules” “xorg”
option “XkbModel” “microsoftnek4k”
option “XkbOptions” “caps:internal_nocancel+lv3(switch)+compose(me nu)”
EndSection

Section “Monitor”
# HorizSync source: xconfig, VertRefresh source: xconfig
Identifier “Monitor0”
VendorName “Unknown”
ModelName “DFP-0”
HorizSync 28.0 – 80
VertRefresh 43.0 – 120
#ModeLine “1440x900_60.00” 106.5 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -hsync +vsync
Modeline “1280x768_60.00” 79.50 1280 1344 1472 1664 768 771 781 798 -hsync +vsync
Option “DPMS”
EndSection

Section “Device”
Identifier “Videocard0”
Driver “sis671”
VendorName “”
BoardName “”
EndSection

Section “Screen”
Identifier “Screen0”
Device “Videocard0”
Monitor “Monitor0”
DefaultDepth 24
Option “TwinView” “1”
Option “TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder” “DFP-0”
Option “metamodes” “DFP-0: 1440x900_60.00 +0+0, DFP-1: 1440x900_60.00 +1440+0”
Option “MonitorLayout” “TDMS”
Option “CustomEDID” “DFP-0:/root/edid.bin; DFP-1:/root/edid.bin”
SubSection “Display”
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Then Reboot.

Oh pay attention to the modeline line in the xorg. I change the original one to my setting. The how to get the modeline is through this command.

#cvt 1280 768

The result will be like this :

# 1280×768 59.87 Hz (CVT) hsync: 47.78 kHz; pclk: 79.50 MHz
Modeline “1280x768_60.00” 79.50 1280 1344 1472 1664 768 771 781 798 -hsync +vsync

Copy and put the result into the xorg.conf. Then reboot again. And my laptop is fine now.

Oh just for the record, not for publishing reason, I didn’t get paid anyway from the manufacturer, I use Axioo Neon MNC 215p.

Backbox – Easy For Newbie As Me

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Backbox is one of the rar operating system people use. Especially regular people like me. This os is like Kali-Linux. An expert use it as a penetrating tools. Let’s say ethical hacker.. or something. The interfaces and everything is using ubuntu xenial based with lightdm desktop that very convenience to my notebook’s hardware.

Just like Kali, I have not use the penetrating tool yet. I have to learn it carefully though. Anyway this is a good experience, I set up a new goal for my computer expertise.