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    Looking for SIS 661/741/760 PCI/AGP drivers

    Hello,

    I have just installed ubuntu 10.04 but I have some problems with scrolling and often the computer freezes although the mouse pointer can move.
    Someone kindly suggested that it might be related to the graphic card drivers. The card is integrated in the motherboard.
    Any suggestions?
    Cheers

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    Re: Looking for SIS 661/741/760 PCI/AGP drivers

    I had the same problem. SIS graphics cards are made strictly for windows and they refuse to release a driver for them. Some guy created drivers for this very problem though, and you can download it at the following site.

    http://www.winischhofer.eu/linuxsispart4.shtml#download

    Just find the one that matches your card and download it. Then, since I'm not sure how familiar you are with Linux, press Alt and F2 simultaneously then type in
    gksudo nautilus. This will open a root browser. Be certain you don't delete or move something accidentally, being root can be potentially extremely dangerous to your system. Then go to file system, then usr, then lib, then xorg, then modules, then drivers, and copy and paste the downloaded driver into there. You may have to change the end extension of it to .so . I had to when I did this with my system.

    This should fix your problem, but you will have to restart your system once you paste it in there.

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    Re: Looking for SIS 661/741/760 PCI/AGP drivers

    Thank you very much for your message and the link. It's amazing how some people can work hard for the benefit of everyone!
    I do have basic/intermediate knowledge of computers and ubuntu/debian, but the page you mention is a bit too complex for me yet and I am a bit at loss when having to choose what to download.
    If I run the
    Code:
    sudo lspci
    command I get
    HTML Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 760/M760 Host (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
    00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS964 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 36)
    00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)
    00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
    00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
    00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
    00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
    00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
    00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
    00:05.0 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] RAID bus controller 180 SATA/PATA [SiS] (rev 01)
    00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 08)
    00:09.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port (rev 08)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter
    So I suppose the video card is :
    HTML Code:
    [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter
    Which drivers should I download? I am using ubuntu 10.04, do I just need to add the repositories and install the whole Sisctrl package?
    Or in case this is not the way, how do I find the drivers you mention in your reply to my first post?
    Cheers,

    Clemens

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    Re: Looking for SIS 661/741/760 PCI/AGP drivers

    Indeed, it's the way the world should be with everything. If you agree with that, you should check out The Zeitgeist Movement. Anyway, I've only been using Linux/Ubuntu for about 6 months myself. So I'm not totally sure on this, but I would try the one that says X.org 7.1 (gcc 4.x)
    first. Just click on it, save the file, and then follow the instructions I have previously given with that file. Unless, you are using the 64bit version like I am. With the information you have given, your computer is capable of a 64 bit operation system. If you installed that version, you will want to download the one that says X.org 6.8.2 (gcc 3.?; 2005/06/24)
    Let me know how that works.

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    Re: Looking for SIS 661/741/760 PCI/AGP drivers

    Wow, thanks for the help.
    Things seem to be working fine now.
    By the way, the Zeitgeist movement seems quite interesting.
    Cheers,

    Clemens

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    Re: Looking for SIS 661/741/760 PCI/AGP drivers

    Hello i have some problems with the same graphics card ... i tryed everithing that is written here or the site that you guy gave but when i insert the two sites



    and after registering the gpg i get the following error.

    W: GPG error: http://www.winischhofer.net ./ Release: The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 NODATA 2

    what should i do?



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    Re: Looking for SIS 661/741/760 PCI/AGP drivers

    To Clementeb, I'm glad of was able to help you.

    To TheOverlord, I'm sorry, but I have no idea what the problem could be with your situation. As previously stated, I'm still relatively new to Linux so I don't quite comprehend what you are saying it is doing. Is it not letting you go to the site? Sorry I'm of no help right away.

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    Re: Looking for SIS 661/741/760 PCI/AGP drivers

    Hello MusicalAlchemy,

    I had the exact same problem, and with your kind advice, you've managed to help me out too.

    Many thanks,

    Keith

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    Re: Looking for SIS 661/741/760 PCI/AGP drivers

    I'm glad I could be of assistance.

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    Re: Looking for SIS 661/741/760 PCI/AGP drivers

    Hi man i did what you said, it works, but now I can only choose between 800x640 and 640x480 for desktop resolutions and I still can't enable the desktop effects.

    any suggestions??

    regards, Jorn

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