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  1. #371
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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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    Re: SiS 771/671 Mirage 3 Video Drivers!?!?

    Thanks a lot mhgsys! Everything working perfectly now - crystal clear resolution, perfect. I owe you a beer if you ever come to Brazil

    That part done blindly was a bit scary for me as I'm still a beginner but another day another learning curve.

    Thanks a again.

    All of you who have the same problem just follow mhgsys's howto - it works!

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

    Hi

    I've been battling with SiS 671 drivers for some time, and I have just installed the driver as explained in post #371.

    When I restart X I now get the error: Module ABI Major Version (6) doesn't match server version (5). Failed to load module "sis671" (module requirement mismatch, 0)

    I am guessing this means that I need to update a module in X so that it is compatible with the new drivers. Having searched for further information I've drawn a bit of a blank on this.

    Has anyone had this problem and managed to resolve it?

    -Rich

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

    What Version of Ubuntu are you running That one is for lucid not Karmic.
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    Re: SiS 771/671 Mirage 3 Video Drivers!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRichOfYork View Post
    Hi

    I've been battling with SiS 671 drivers for some time, and I have just installed the driver as explained in post #371.

    When I restart X I now get the error: Module ABI Major Version (6) doesn't match server version (5). Failed to load module "sis671" (module requirement mismatch, 0)

    I am guessing this means that I need to update a module in X so that it is compatible with the new drivers. Having searched for further information I've drawn a bit of a blank on this.

    Has anyone had this problem and managed to resolve it?

    -Rich
    That's why I give the modified sources, not binaries.

    Compile on your distribution and be happy.

    http://rapidshare.com/files/34410263...1-fixed.tar.gz

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

    Everything was going right until

    Xorg -configure

    I get an error message.

    It seems that I have to remove /tmp/ .Xo -lock

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cadenero View Post
    Everything was going right until

    Xorg -configure

    I get an error message.

    It seems that I have to remove /tmp/ .Xo -lock
    I couldn't create Xorg.conf.new

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

    @cadenero

    The lock "error" indicates that X is either still running, or you where not root when typing the Xorg -configure command

    Make sure you've stopped X as root with
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    in your terminal.

    ( perhaps you forgot to enter the password after the sudo command(s)??)

    Anyway; that command will give you the reason to switch to tty
    -X will stop.-

    You should be able to generate a xorg.conf.new from tty (ctrl+alt+f1),
    (f2,f3 etc) as root after you logged in with your username and password.

    (The sudo bash command makes you root)
    Make sure you typed in the correct password after the sudo bash command on tty.

    Hopes this helps you out,
    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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    Re: SiS 771/671 Mirage 3 Video Drivers!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by mhgsys View Post
    @cadenero

    The lock "error" indicates that X is either still running, or you where not root when typing the Xorg -configure command

    Make sure you've stopped X as root with
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    in your terminal.

    ( perhaps you forgot to enter the password after the sudo command(s)??)

    Anyway; that command will give you the reason to switch to tty
    -X will stop.-

    You should be able to generate a xorg.conf.new from tty (ctrl+alt+f1),
    (f2,f3 etc) as root after you logged in with your username and password.

    (The sudo bash command makes you root)
    Make sure you typed in the correct password after the sudo bash command on tty.

    Hopes this helps you out,
    Thanks, I'll try.

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

    I just want to let you know that mhgsys's idiot's guide worked out fine for my 64bit Karmic installation on this crummy aspire 5004 of mine here.
    The Plymouth and unreadable tty1 steps appeared to be superfluous in my case but I don't know why.
    Good stuff. Many thanks to all the contributors!

    Ubuntu rocks.
    I've got terminal windows.

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