Re: SiS 771/671 Mirage 3 Video Drivers!?!?
I too am disgusted by SiS's refusal to support Linux. I have an SiS 830 board in my computer, with onboard video. I bought it a couple of years ago when I was a MEPIS user, and it worked just fine without issue. I later switched to PCLinuxOS 2007 and was happy with it too until KDE decided to switch to version 4, which drove me to GNOME and Ubuntu.
At the time I switched to Ubuntu, Ubuntu was, of course, on version 7.10. But when Hardy Heron came out, the best I could muster on screen resolution was 800x600, and I wanted 1024x768 but was left with NO WAY whatsoever to set that as a screen resolution. I ultimately gave up on it and went back to 7.10, which is what I still have today.
However, for Christmas, I'm planning to give my wife the info about some new hardware I'm wanting -- preferably from a Linux-friendly manufacturer! Not to mention I bought an NVidia card here while back only to find it won't fit in my current board! Hopefully come Christmas I'll be able to solve all that, and if not, no problem -- my birthday is only four days after Christmas (even though I'll be 41, my wife still insists that I should receive something for my birthday), where I can take matters into my own hands and buy the hopefully better hardware myself.
Fred in St. Louis, MO USA
Have you heard that Microsoft bought Hoover Vacuum? Now they finally have a product that doesn't suck!