(Crowd funded) fix for SiS 671/771 video cards
pander at users.sourceforge.net
Fri May 10 02:04:53 PDT 2013
On 05/10/2013 10:23 AM, Pander wrote:
> On 05/07/2013 09:24 PM, Connor Behan wrote:
>> On 07/05/13 06:17 AM, Pander wrote:
>>>> On 7 May 2013 14:04, Pander <pander at users.sourceforge.net>
>>>> The sis671 driver:
>>>>> # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration
>>>>> Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device"
>>>>> Driver "sis671" Option "NoAccel"
>>>>> "true" EndSection
>>>> 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.
> Thanks. Here is the latest version that works with NoAccel:
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "Configured Video Device"
> Driver "sisimedia"
> Option "NoAccel" "true"
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "Configured Monitor"
> Section "Screen"
> Identifier "Default Screen"
> Monitor "Configured Monitor"
> Device "Configured Video Device"
> DefaultDepth 24
> The log file is here:
> When acceleration is enabled it freezes the system completely. Usually
> with the left side of the screen purple (Ubuntu) and the right side of
> the screen in many different colors (memdump?). That logfile is here:
> At least I can use my laptop again at maximum resolution. However, the
> acceleration support that was working should be fixed. Who is can help
Xorg works but when I press CTRL+ALT+F1 I get a screen with an unusable
screen. I see a small part of Xorg repeated a lon on the left side and
on the right side many different colors. This part works with the older
SiS driver for other cards.
> At the same time, can this driver get included with Xorg so it will
> work out of the box with the next release?
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