(Crowd funded) fix for SiS 671/771 video cards
connor.behan at gmail.com
Tue May 7 12:24:18 PDT 2013
On 07/05/13 06:17 AM, Pander wrote:
>> On 7 May 2013 14:04, Pander <pander at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
>> The sis671 driver:
>>> # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
>>> Section "Device"
>>> Identifier "Configured Video Device"
>>> Driver "sis671"
>>> Option "NoAccel" "true"
>> doesn't seem to be a proper module:
>> [ 12247.125] (II) LoadModule: "sis671"
>> [ 12247.125] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/sis671_drv.so
>> [ 12247.125] (EE) LoadModule: Module sis671 does not have a
>> sis671ModuleData data object.
>> [ 12247.125] (II) UnloadModule: "sis671"
>> [ 12247.125] (II) Unloading sis671
>> [ 12247.125] (EE) Failed to load module "sis671" (invalid module, 0)
> It used to be a properly working module. See
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/301958/comments/202 on support
> for XAA acceleration needed for this driver.
SiS drivers support EXA and will probably use that by default when you
start one of the newer Xservers that lacks XAA. This could easily crash
if the SiS EXA hooks haven't been updated in awhile so that's why I
suggested "NoAccel" to help diagnose the problem.
>> Then it tries the other sis driver:
>> [ 12247.125] (II) LoadModule: "sis"
>> [ 12247.125] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/sis_drv.so
>> This one looks like it doesn't support your card. (No 671 listed in
>> within the supported chipsets.)
>>> from and
>>> Ubuntu 13.04
>> (Haven't had time to look into this.)
I can only find binary blob drivers on that site. A search for
xf86-video-sis671 source turned up
https://gitorious.org/xf86-video-sis671 so try compiling that. A comment
by an Arch user mentioned something about it working in 2013 but the
module was renamed to sisimedia.
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