(Crowd funded) fix for SiS 671/771 video cards
pander at users.sourceforge.net
Tue May 7 02:19:21 PDT 2013
>> On 06/05/13 11:22 PM, Pander wrote:
>>> Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith at oracle.com> wrote:
>>>> On 05/ 6/13 06:22 PM, Connor Behan wrote:
>>>>> Maybe you'll find someone who
>>>>> has a SiS card lying around and say "I'll pay you $100 to put that
>>>>> in your computer, write an xorg.conf file for it, figure out why it
>>>>> won't start and then change 2 or 3 lines to make it start again" but
>>>>> won't be worth it.
>>>> Especially when you can buy 2 or 3 new ATI or Nvidia cards for that
>>>> and get much better performance & support than trying to make an old
>>>> limp along forever.
>>> Well, it is an integrated card in my laptop. Because Linux is so
>>> resource friendly it is still working fine for its age and I rather
>>> donate a small amount than to start selecting and purchasing a new one
>> You won't even have to donate a small amount if you post the logs
>> already. I really should wait to read them but I will hazard a guess
>> about what the bug is anyway: EXA callbacks that use the devPrivate.ptr
>> of a pixmap. Try disabling EXA.
> This is the log file, search for [Ss][Ii][Ss]
> Could you tell me what to test with specific commands?
>>>> The lack of maintainers for many old cards is in large part because
>>>> cost of a new card with a well-maintained driver is less than people
>>>> their time is worth for the many hours it takes to bring the old
>>>> drivers up
>>>> to snuff and test on all the different models.
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