Lubuntu 13.10 on Sony Vaio PCG-F540 - Wrong Colors

Aere Greenway Aere at
Thu Nov 14 16:07:04 UTC 2013

On 11/14/2013 05:26 AM, Federico Leoni wrote:
> The Sony VAIO PCG-F540 has a video card from NeoMagic (MagicMedia 
> 256AV+) that seems to be fully supported by Ubuntu 13.10:
> if the display works fine on 12.04 live CD without any additional 
> parameter then you probably need to open a bug report against 
> xserver-xorg-video-neomagic. I had a look to Launchpad and the bugs I 
> found are listed here:
> But I didn't see nothing about wrong colors, just banding issues due 
> to the lack of dithering on drivers.
> And Aere, did you try with a Lubuntu 12.04 live CD to see if the color 
> are right? As far as I remember LXLE is focused to strongly support 
> old chipsets too. Perhaps they are using some additional settings or 
> different drivers.

Thanks for the information.  I will be pursuing it further, as you 

For now, the data-sheet I have on the machine, describes its graphics as 

NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV+ with 3.0 MB SGRAM.  128-bit accelerator and 
MPEG playback acceleration.

The first link you supplied indicates something I think matches:

MagicGraph 256AV+ (NM2230)

I no longer have the Lubuntu 12.04 live CD because that system is no longer supported (and you
probably can't download it anymore, though I didn't try).

I used the LXLE version of Lubuntu 12.04 because it is still supported.

I plan to submit a bug documenting the problem.


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