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    Re: SiS 771/671 Mirage 3 Video Drivers!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by lulacLilla View Post
    I have the same problem on my generic laptop, installed ubuntu 10.04 beta and the best resolution available is 800x600. At the start-up there are purple lines flickering as mentioned in the first post.

    MHGSYS can you please provide "an idiot's guide" how to solve this issue. I tried what you wrote but still no joy. I don't know what you mean by switching to TTY.

    thank you,
    navy
    Sure;

    THIS WORKS on ubuntu 10.04 explained version


    download the drivers from http://estebanordano.com.ar/sis-m671...-debian-sidux/ EDIT: Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
    Use http://ajoliveira.com/ajoliveira/gen...t_10.04.tar.gz for the 32 bit driver and
    http://ajoliveira.com/ajoliveira/gen...t_10.04.tar.gz for the 64 bit driver,

    (take the install files), unzip them

    once unzipped copy or move them (I just copied them)

    Open up a terminal and go to the path you've unzipped them in.(use the cd command to navigate to directory's) f.e; cd /home/user/Downloads

    Code:
    sudo cp sis671_drv.* /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
    Code:
    type in your password and press enter
    then stop X

    We need to stop X or we won't be able to auto-generate a xorg.conf.new

    Code:
    sudo service gdm stop
    you'll have to do next part blindly)


    Code:
    Switch to tty1 by pressing Ctrl+Alt+f1
    (f2 for tty2, f3 for tty3, etc.. (f7 should be X)

    Even though you won't be able to read it (yet) you can login
    Code:
    type in your username and press enter
    Code:
    type in your password and press enter
    Now you're logged in you want to become root; type;
    Code:
    sudo bash
    Code:
    type in your password
    Now your root; type in
    Code:
    Xorg -configure
    (this will create a xorg.conf.new in your home directory)

    and start gdm again with
    Code:
    service gdm start
    Once there; Open up a terminal again;
    move the auto-generated xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    with

    Code:
    sudo mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    and restart gdm by typing;
    Code:
    sudo service gdm restart
    Fix the plymouth and the unreadable tty problem like this
    Open up a terminal and typ

    Code:
    sudo bash
    Code:
     enter your password
    type;
    Code:
    echo blacklist vga16fb > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-vga16fb.conf
    type;
    Code:
    update-initramfs -u
    and reboot

    Code:
    reboot
    Last edited by mhgsys; May 24th, 2010 at 03:25 PM.
    When your thread it solved: go to thread tools > Mark this thread as solved
    for SIS 771/671 use xcompmgr to have transparent terminals. just load it at startup.

    And then they asked: what's a pbkac error?

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