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Old 03-16-2009, 11:09 AM   #16
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Interesting. Looks like there is a bug in the sis driver in Ubuntu Intrepid 64 bit.
This HAS to be the reason you are unable to get this working, not that you are doing anything wrong, just Intrepid has a broken sis driver.

Since I reported this bug I had to change to Xubuntu 8.10 32-bit, where a sis display driver is available and working quite solidly, will try to get a little time post it on my site,

Looks like you are at the mercy of the Ubuntu bugfix team, and apparently they didn't feel the sis driver is all that important.
Makes me appreciate Debians dedication to bug fixing before releases.

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Old 03-18-2009, 01:04 AM   #17
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Pity, I was hoping for a proper resolution, but it seems that will have to wait!

Will let that be for now I guess.

Thank you very much for all the help you offered, I truly appreciate it.

Best regards
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the SiS 671/672 (SiS Mirage 3) video chipset works out of the box in Mandriva 2009.0, even x86_64 :-)
Mandriva has modified the sisimedia driver and the SiS chipset is recognized fine. Only 2D support, NO 3D, but its far better than the fbdev driver since many more resolutions are supported, important for LCD displays with their native resolution.
For Mandriva 2009.1, the driver has to be rewritten, see the mandriva errata for 2009.1
So right now it's the easiest way to use this distribution to get this *$%**$ chipset running.


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