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SiS 671/771 Video - Solution

Postby Elzigzag on Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:40 pm

I'm coming to Mint 12 from Ubuntu 11.10, just to give it a try, and see that some fellows are having issues with these hideous SiS 671/771 onboard video chips (some tend to add the name Mirage, but I'm not that sure they're all the same).
Anyway the thing is that there's one, let's call it, "solution" which is VERY easy to use when you're a noob.
This solution goes like this:
Just add his PPA and install this driver, reboot, and you're done.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:acasagrande/xf86-video-sismedia
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-sismedia


Here's the link:
https://launchpad.net/~acasagrande/+arc ... o-sismedia

:o How cool is that? :o

I've done it and it just works (at least on Linux Mint 12), no need to sudo-edit anything. Oh please, stop asking for 3D support... there's not such a thing for SiS 671 / 771 in the Linux cosmos.

You should keep in touch with that thread, my suggestion.
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Re: SiS 671/771 Video - Solution

Postby mank_in on Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:23 pm

I am not using SiS, just curious . Is Cinnamon or MGSE works :?: How about Flash site like youtube :?:
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Re: SiS 671/771 Video - Solution

Postby Elzigzag on Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:10 pm

mank_in wrote:I am not using SiS, just curious . Is Cinnamon or MGSE works :?: How about Flash site like youtube :?:

So. you're not using SiS, lucky you!
Youtube works great... MGSE just works, with some minor details that somehow seem to be different in each occasion.
I'll keep on testing.
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Re: SiS 671/771 Video - Solution

Postby Mafanca on Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:54 pm

Hi. First of all, thanks, but... I did that and when rebooted, everything went black. And it's not that I'm not able to see what's going on, but nothing's going on, the system doesn't even load up. I tried like 4 more times and googled a little, but I guess I'll have to reinstall or forget about the thing. Any ideas though?
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Re: SiS 671/771 Video - Solution

Postby mank_in on Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:31 am

Try add "nomodeset" in boot option

Hold Shift after boot, press "e" to edit boot option , add line :
nomodeset
before line "quite splash"
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Re: SiS 671/771 Video - Solution

Postby AlbertP on Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:29 pm

mank_in wrote:Try add "nomodeset" in boot option

There is no kernel mode-setting driver for Sis hardware. nomodeset does not make sense here.

A driver should also be present by default, you can use this in your xorg.conf to use it:
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Section "Device"
Driver "sis"
EndSection

However this does not support the latest chips, often leaves you with a black screen and only some old chips have limited 3d (but that's removed in mesa 8 / mint 13).
For 671/771 you could install a driver on Mint 9 (some how-to's are on the forum) but not on later versions. That driver was actually working very well.

Usually sis on linux is just crap.
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Re: SiS 671/771 Video - Solution

Postby ianfm on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:05 am

Elzigzag wrote:I'm coming to Mint 12 from Ubuntu 11.10, just to give it a try, and see that some fellows are having issues with these hideous SiS 671/771 onboard video chips (some tend to add the name Mirage, but I'm not that sure they're all the same).
Anyway the thing is that there's one, let's call it, "solution" which is VERY easy to use when you're a noob.
This solution goes like this:
Just add his PPA and install this driver, reboot, and you're done.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:acasagrande/xf86-video-sismedia
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-sismedia


Here's the link:
https://launchpad.net/~acasagrande/+arc ... o-sismedia

:o How cool is that? :o

I've done it and it just works (at least on Linux Mint 12), no need to sudo-edit anything. Oh please, stop asking for 3D support... there's not such a thing for SiS 671 / 771 in the Linux cosmos.

You should keep in touch with that thread, my suggestion.


Great, Thank you, it works a treat on my ASUSX58C laptop using LM12 and gnome classic or mate.
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Re: SiS 671/771 Video - Solution

Postby buffy2309 on Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:32 am

hi,

i have the same problem but im using linux mint 14. is there a solution for this?
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Re: SiS 671/771 Video - Solution

Postby noname123 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:45 pm

Hi,
I can confirm that this does not work seem to work on linux mint 14 :( Does anyone have a different solution?
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