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

    Quote Originally Posted by cruelnovember View Post
    I am trying to run graphics with SIS 771/671 chipset and get no better results than 800x600 whatever driver (vesa or sis) i try.
    Hi - have you tried adding the refresh rates i mentioned earlier?
    eg
    1. logout
    2. press ctrl+alt+F1 (starts a virtual terminal)
    3. sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bkup041108 (best to backup settings)
    4. sudo vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf (to edit the file)
    5. go down to the Section "Monitor" hit i to insert text and write in:
    HorizSync 30-107
    VertRefresh 50-185
    then hit Esc and type :wq (:q! quits without writing)
    6. press ctrl+alt+F7 (to go back to normal view)
    7. press ctrl+alt+backspace (to restart the X server, just to make sure) and try logging in..

    hopefully you can then change the resolution in gnome....

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

    Hello

    I'm desperate: I've installed kubuntu 8.04 in my computer, everything seems to work fine but video configuration. Since I am using a 19'' widescreen I'd like to configure it at 1440x900 px but that option is not available. The maximum allowed resolution is 1024x768px, which is a real problem since the proportions are distorted.

    I have been reading in forums but I can't find any solution.

    This is my configuration:
    Monitor Envision 19'' widescreen
    Graphic's card: SiS 771/671 Mirage Graphics 256MB/
    OS: Kubuntu 8.04
    Secondary OS: Windows Vista (works fine with the desired resolution)

    I've tried with the basics:
    • [li]tick "widescreen" option in monitor configuration -> the new resolutions don't appear or I can't move the slider.[/li]
      [li]changing card's drivers: from VESA generic (by default) to SIS generic -> I get an error message which says"(EE) No devices detected."[/li]
      [li][/li]



    I have also tried with editing xorg.conf


    This is the original xorg.conf (works fine, but the video resolution is not correct)

    Code:
    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 "Device"
    	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
    	Device		"Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    EndSection
    I have also tried to manually edit it, or reconfigure xorg and this is the result:

    Code:
    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 "Device"
    	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
    	Boardname	"VESA driver (generic)"
    	Busid		"PCI:1:0:0"
    	Driver		"vesa"
    	Screen	0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
    	Vendorname	"Generic LCD Display"
    	Modelname	"LCD Panel 1440x900"
    	Horizsync	31.5-56.0
    	Vertrefresh	56.0 - 65.0
      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  "1280x768@60" 80.14 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 795 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1280x720@60" 74.48 1280 1336 1472 1664 720 721 724 746 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1280x800@60" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1440x900@60" 106.47 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -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	1440	900
    		Modes		"1440x900@60"	"1280x800@60"	"1280x720@60"	"1280x768@60"	"800x600@60"	"800x600@56"
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
      screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
    EndSection
    Section "Module"
    	Load		"glx"
    	Load		"GLcore"
    	Load		"v4l"
    EndSection
    Section "ServerFlags"
    EndSection
    This file does not even allow me to get into kubuntu's graphic interface. I had to start windows and restore original xorg.conf·

    Can anyone help me? Thank you!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Somnus07 View Post
    Hi - have you tried adding the refresh rates i mentioned earlier?
    eg
    1. logout
    2. press ctrl+alt+F1 (starts a virtual terminal)
    3. sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bkup041108 (best to backup settings)
    4. sudo vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf (to edit the file)
    5. go down to the Section "Monitor" hit i to insert text and write in:
    HorizSync 30-107
    VertRefresh 50-185
    then hit Esc and type :wq (:q! quits without writing)
    6. press ctrl+alt+F7 (to go back to normal view)
    7. press ctrl+alt+backspace (to restart the X server, just to make sure) and try logging in..

    hopefully you can then change the resolution in gnome....
    I have tried what you said (sorry I didn't see it before posting my previous post) but unfortunately it's not working neither. That's the resulting xorg.conf:

    Code:
    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 "Device"
    	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
    	HorizSync 	30-107
    	VertRefresh 	50-185
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
    	Device		"Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    EndSection

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


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

    I recently bought a laptop with SiS 671 graphics. I managed to get the screen to work in the correct resolution (1280x800@75hz) with 8.04. I detailed what I did here:

    http://www.shuv.nildram.co.uk/x15m530/

    I haven't read all of this thread, so I apologise in advance if this has already been covered or it's in some other way irrelevant. I have a google alert on SiS 671, hoping that the 3D drivers will one day appear, which picked up this thread.

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

    Hi,

    I got my Intelbrás notebook i21 working in 1280x800 with this driver.

    For those who did'nt find the solution yet, you can follow this steps to install the driver:

    • Extract the files, then go to the folder

    • Copy sis_drv.so and sis_drv.la from usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers to /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/, replacing the existing files

    • Copy the etc/X11/xorg.conf to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, replacing the existing file (make a backup before!!!)

      IMPORTANT: xorg.conf that comes with the sisdrv-ubuntu-8.04.tar.gz has the keybord configuration for Brazilian language, you can take the correct configuration for your keyboard from your backedup xorg.conf

    • Restart X


    You can try this driver with other distros, but i don't know if works.

    This the result of lspci:
    VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10)


    Tanks to GDH Press: Blog, all this information i got from them.

    *** There is no 3D support ...
    Last edited by wurzzero; November 8th, 2008 at 01:09 PM. Reason: forgot one thing

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

    Wurzzero: Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! Those instructions worked perfectly.

    Although I have no 3D, which is obviously not ideal, this is the first time since installing Ubuntu I have had an appropriate screen resolution! I really appreciate you posting that information!!

    Now if only someone could find a similar fix for Intrepid I might actually be in a position to upgrade

    Thanks again, Sir!

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

    Oh dear, I may have spoken too soon.

    The resolution is great but I'm now having a problem with video playback.

    Videos will play fine but appear to be stuck at 1 resolution and cannot be resized. Switching to fullscreen just puts the same sized video in the middle of a black screen. This happens with VLC and Totem. I will include screen caps of the problem to illustrate.

    Is anyone else using the above fix experiencing the same problem? Is there a known solution? Fingers crossed....

    Will post caps of video at normal size, maximised and fullscreen.

    Only local videos are effected. i.e I can fullscreen youtube videos no problem. Switching back to VESA driver solves the problem.
    Last edited by Midnightsun; November 10th, 2008 at 12:54 AM.

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

    Hi guys

    Managed to find a solution that seems to work.

    In VLC I go Settings -> Preferences -> Video -> Output Modules.

    Tick "Advanced Options" in the bottom right.

    In the drop down menu, select "X11 video output"

    Restart VLC - works fine.

    Haven't fiddled with Totem yet, but I imagine there'll be a similar process

    Thanks again for help getting the 2D SiS driver working!

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

    Great, i'll try that on vlc...

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