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Old 08-27-2003, 01:24 PM   #1
vasudevadas
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3d acceleration with SiS650


Hi all,

I wish to get 3d acceleration working on my Laptop running Mandrake 9.1, if it is possible.

HardDrake says I have a SiS650/651/740 GUI 2D/3D accelerator. I assume that the 3d acceleration is not happening, because Tuxracer is too slow to play, and the 3d xmms visualization plugins are very slow, whilst the 2d ones like Infinity and Jess run like a dream.

Has anybody managed to make this work? Thomas Winischofer (http://www.winischhofer.net/sisdri.shtml), a chap who writes SiS drivers for Linux, cannot help with DRI for this chipset.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 08:46 PM   #2
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alas he hasn't written DRI support: http://www.winischhofer.net/linuxsisvga.shtml
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Once again: There is no DRI support for SiS 315, 550, 650, M650, 651, 740, 661FX, M661FX, 741, 330.
http://www.winischhofer.net/linux2.shtml

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However, there is no DRI (3D) support for the SiS650.
No luck for me with the official SiS driver either

I would love to have this working too!

Reading another forum, I found this: http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/f...&forum_id=6511

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Unfortunately, SiS does not provide documentation to open source
developers so a 3D driver is not possible right now.

Alex
Maybe we should pester SiS?

Will.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 01:05 PM   #3
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I just don't understand that attitude [of SiS]. If you made hardware, wouldn't you want it to work on as many operating systems as possible?

It just doesn't make any sense to me at all. Yes, maybe we should pester them.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 10:28 PM   #4
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it's a shame although it's not new. I am cursing myself for foolheartily buying a laptop with the intent to run linux without checking out the hardware (and probably lucky that so much works as it is).

Dunno how we go about it - email/postal mail perhaps but for a big company it will just be ignored.

Will.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 05:36 AM   #5
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It is a shame, but I'll make do. At least everything else works. I had to buy a laptop because I don't have enough space for a desktop PC, and since this is the first time I've tried Linux I had to expect hitches. When I finally buy a house and move out of this flat, I'll buy a full-size PC, and make sure I'm armed beforehand with knowledge of what hardware works with Linux and what doesn't.

I sent an email to SiS politely requesting them to make their technical details available to open source developers, but I'm they will ignore it as you say. Nevertheless, what else can we do, and what you don't ask for you definitely won't get. If enough people lobbied them to change their policy something might actually happen!

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