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Old 10-10-2008, 01:37 AM   #1
joiguru
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Looking for Graphics Drivers for SIS Mirage 3+ inside SISM672 Chipset


Hi all

I have just got a laptop with the SIS M672 chipset and SIS Mirage 3+ GPU.

I am searching for a driver for this as the vesa driver doesn't support Xvideo and I can't even watch video in fullscreen without that in MPlayer.
I know of other video drivers in MPlayer but they are ether very slow or don't work at all.

I am really desperate to find a solution as I even hate thought of booting to windows to watch a movie.

I googled and found this topic ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=615094. But the solutions there don't seem to work for me.

I am using Fedora 9 x86_64.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 08:21 AM   #2
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I have the same chipset and I had also a few problems getting it to work. I know it's late. you probably found the solution. But here is what you were looking for:

http://ncc-1701a.homelinux.net/WikiB...ge=LinuxSis67x

you can find the drivers there. I tested the drivers on Ubuntu 8.04 64 bit and they work like a charm. Now there is some effort to make the 3D enabled drivers. So it's a matter of time until we get full 3D acceleration.


also if you want to use a 1280x800 screen (my laptop comes with a 14.1'' LCD screen) then you should use this xorg.conf:
Quote:
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "es"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
EndSection
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Boardname "VESA driver (generic)"
Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
Driver "sis"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Vendorname "Generic LCD Display"
Modelname "LCD Panel 1280x800"
Horizsync 31.5-50.0
Vertrefresh 56.0 - 65.0
modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
modeline "1280x800@60" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -hsync +vsync

Gamma 1.0
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1280 800
Modes "1280x800@60" "1024x768@60" "800x600@60" "800x600@56" "640x480@60"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
Inputdevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "GLcore"
Load "v4l"
EndSection
Section "device" #
Identifier "device1"
Boardname "VESA driver (generic)"
Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
Driver "sis"
Screen 1
EndSection
Section "screen" #
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Defaultdepth 24
Monitor "monitor1"
EndSection
Section "monitor" #
Identifier "monitor1"
Gamma 1.0
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
EndSection
I know it say vesa everywhere. but that's because I modified the vesa xorg and configured it to use the sis driver with my 1280x800 LCD screen



Good luck!
 
Old 05-06-2010, 10:17 AM   #3
unsigned_nerd
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Hi dc740

I am looking for a driver for my graphics card which is:

Integrated SiS Mirage Graphics Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE

and my screen resolution is 1440x900 (come with lenovo k200 desktop).

Your link is dead. Any chance you can come back with a new link? ... : ]

It's so difficult to find a driver for this card. It's so strange lenovo ship this computer set T_T
 
Old 05-08-2010, 10:31 PM   #4
Mark_ger
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@ unsigned_nerd

try forum search "SIS" on http://ubuntuforums.org
i think someone has posted a modified 2D sis driver to support higher resolutions than 1280*800. 3D SiS driver is not available.
 
Old 05-09-2010, 02:49 AM   #5
unsigned_nerd
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Thanks, Mark_ger. I think I have tried that forum but I will try again with this new keyword "2d sis driver".
 
Old 05-09-2010, 09:28 AM   #6
Mark_ger
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Recently Xorg server versions changed and older sis (sisimedia) driver did not run any more on newer distributions; so you will have to find a SiS driver that matches

1. your Xorg server version
and
2. your platform (32/64 bit)
and
3. supports higher resolutions than 1280*800

look here for the dead link from above (google cache) with lots of drivers:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...ge%3DDownloads

some more helpfull links
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=958967&page=44
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1439387&page=3
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1362163&page=2
http://tpurch-blog.blogspot.com/
http://estebanordano.com.ar/sis-m671...-debian-sidux/

good luck :-)
 
Old 07-20-2010, 03:17 PM   #7
andrewz12
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Wink sis mirage 3

Hi I have the same problems with the graphic card the easiest solution that i found is to use pc linux os,mandriva,debian also hasn't this problem it seems that ubuntu based distributions fedora and o.suse got it and installing the drivers with the new ubuntu 10.04 is very difficult
 
  


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