Saturday, May 29, 2010

Configure Sis Mirage 3 VGA on Axioo MNC 215P with Ubuntu 9.10

After successfully installing Windows XP and Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala on my Axioo-Karma (Axioo MNC 215P), I had a little problem with the display monitor. Monitor Resolution can only be set at 800 X 600 pixels which of course makes it uncomfortable.

After browsing on the internet, one in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1305014 and in http://achmadz.blogspot.com/, then I understand that VGA Sis Mirage 3 in MNC 215P Axioo does not support linux, so that only capable of displaying a resolution of 800 X 600 pixels only. To be able to display 1280 X 800 pixel resolution, it must use a specific driver for this VGA which can be downloaded at

After downloading all three then install the package with three files double click on the file manager, or download the three files in the folder and then home via a terminal type the command:
sudo dpkg-i *. deb
enter the password when prompted.
After that, restart Ubuntu and now you can change the resolution to 1280 X 800 pixels.

One disadvantage of this technique is not yet support 3D programs like compiz, etc, but I feel quite comfortable with this view.

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