Compiling xf86-video-xgi driver for ARM

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Tue Jan 15 10:21:15 PST 2013

On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Jeffrey Langerak
<jeffrey at> wrote:
> at's what I am starting to conclude as well. Some of the XGI chips are
> supported by the sis driver, should that work for the Z11 as well? My
> information only tells me that it won't go any further than the Z7. Yet if X
> would tell me why the module fails at some point...
> I really hate this chip, the device works pretty neat, but the chip is
> impossible to work with...
> So my only option is to use fbdev, are there any options in xorg.conf that
> can provide some performance improvements, I've only seen a more stable
> cursor with hwcursor set to on, any further improvements are welcome.

There are databooks for the various xgi chips floating around if you
wanted to try and fix the driver yourself.  You might try the sis
driver as well.  XGI was basically the former SiS and trident graphics
teams combined into one.  Most of the chips are re-badged SiS chips,
but they did make one based on a former trident design (xg47, possibly
handled by the xf86-video-xgixp driver IIRC).


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