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

    You can enable the 2D driver by using the options:

    Code:
    Option "NoAccel" "0"
    Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"
    Option "MigrationHeuristic"    "greedy"
    You add this in Device section of xorg.conf ( results may vary - as I said, it's buggy)

    The problem with that is - that it doesn't work well with some programs and can cause X to crash. This is the first time I am trying to debug a graphics card driver, so as of yet I don't know why that is.

    The advantage of the crippled driver is that you can work in native resolution of your LCD (if you are using one), 1280x800 for example, and that you get video acceleration (Xvideo extensions).

    I am using the driver right now, have been using it for more than a week for that matter. In gnome, with Metacity compositing enabled and cairo-dock I haven't noticed any slowdowns, crashes or abnormally high processor use as of yet.
    Last edited by bgerlich; December 16th, 2008 at 02:08 PM.

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

    Many thanks bgerlic. After days of useless searching and experimenting my 1280x800 laptop display is now working perfectly thanks to your simple (to use) fix.

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

    Also the graphic driver allows you to connect devices to external graphic ports: monitors, projectors, without fiddling with xorg.conf.

    Plus there is this little utility - sisctrl, that allows you to control brightness, gamma, contrast of normal displays and video.

    Forgot to include that utility in my first post. To use sisctrl just install the deb file and type sisctrl in console.
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    Re: SiS 771/671 Mirage 3 Video Drivers!?!?

    Well i followed ur instructions and installed it, it seems to work just fine i also got the Esprimo v5535 laptop.
    Will try to play around with the 2D support see what happens

    Thank you once again bgerlich

    EDIT:
    After trying some more stuff i went back to using the vesa driver with 1280x768
    I didn't enable the 2d but had some other minor issues:
    When booting right before the login screen i had a black sreen with some wierd blue white green horizontal stripes for few secs, and when started apps like firefox, the edges of my screen flickered with some small white stripes, minor issues, but it bugged me.

    bgerlich i will be waiting for ur updated version if it ever comes
    Last edited by Solarium; December 16th, 2008 at 07:11 PM.

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

    Will compiz fusion work in this driver?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bgerlich View Post
    For convenience I have prepared a debian package with sisimedia driver patched by fedora forum's user "bahamot" to work with xserver 1.5.x.
    Quote Originally Posted by bgerlich View Post
    You can enable the 2D driver by using the options:
    Code:
    Option "NoAccel" "0"
    Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"
    Option "MigrationHeuristic"    "greedy"
    Quote Originally Posted by bgerlich View Post
    Plus there is this little utility - sisctrl, that allows you to control brightness, gamma, contrast of normal displays and video.
    bgerlich, thanks a lot!
    It works fine in my laptop (a CCE WM73C, with SIS M672/Mirage 3+ and 1280x800 LCD), with 2D acceleration enabled.

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

    It is very sorry to reply your mail lately. And I still in SiS now.

    Although I am the developer of SiS671 linux 3D driver, I have no
    rights to send it to you right now. Because SiS don't allowed me to do
    that... I come to sis and do this job, because it is close to open
    source community. But I don't know why sis don't release driver even
    binary driver...If you want to get latest SiS linux 3d driver, you can
    contact your motherboard vendor. SiS will release driver to their
    customers with NDA. And I will keep asking SiS to put all latest
    drivers on our website.

    Before I come to SiS, SiS even don't release any linux driver to
    end-user. So I ask my superiors and MKT department to release driver
    on SiS's website. But I don't know why they don't want to do that. So
    I asking the permission to send binary driver to end user. Finally,
    they allowed me to do that, but only 2d driver. I really hope I can do
    something for open source community. And I will keep asking SiS to
    release driver.

    But recently, SiS don't allowed me to release 2d driver now...But I
    think they will release sis 2d driver source code soon....

    Here is our 2d driver for ubuntu 8.10.
    Maybe you can try it first.

    In console mode execute sis_vga_drv_161208-Ubuntu810.run
    $ sudo ./sis_vga_drv_161208-Ubuntu810.run

    And modify your Xorg.conf
    Add Driver "sis" in Section "Device"

    Best Regards
    Barros Lee



    Working nice in my Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5535 laptop with Interpid with SIS M672


    Download sis_vga_drv_161208-Ubuntu810.run с OpenFile.ru

    mirror Mirror
    Last edited by Retraut; December 23rd, 2008 at 04:40 PM.

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

    Hey Retraut,

    I just wasnted to know where u got this driver ?

    I assume its from the dude that every keeps talking about that works for sis and works on linux drivers ...

    I had some bad expirience with installing packages i know nothing about and running stuff i had no idea where they came from, so a little more info would do a great deal for my self confidense


    Sidenote: Did any one more brave tryed this ?

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

    I did try the driver. It functions but 2D accel doesn't work for me. Note that it could be because I tried it on a system I use to experiment with the driver I packaged. The driver seems legit. Barros Lee is an employee of SIS, you can look up his blog.

    The download link provided by Retraut didn't work. I used a packaged I found on another forum, here: http://foorum.hinnavaatlus.ee/viewto...a6878913302a55

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bgerlich View Post
    The download link provided by Retraut didn't work. I used a packaged I found on another forum, here: http://foorum.hinnavaatlus.ee/viewto...a6878913302a55
    First link it's Russian webhosting
    you must enter the captcha before downloading, 2 link it's result what I googled after then Barros Lee send me this driver, now i give you link to rapidshre with file what he attach


    http://rapidshare.com/files/17617052...tu810.run.html

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