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    SIS 771/671 + Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

    I've just fresh-installed Xubuntu 13.04 on a SIS 671/771 chip notebook. Can't get its normal display resolution 1200x800.
    I've read before that there are hacked drivers for this hideous chip for Ubuntu 12.04 and older, but I can't find one for Xubuntu 13.04.
    Can anyone point me where to look for? (Otherwise downgrade seems like the only option...)
    (How is it that Mageia 3 runs ok on this notebook, but Xubuntu won't...? I prefer to stay in the Ubuntu family)
    Last edited by javier-ejsf; April 20th, 2014 at 05:23 PM. Reason: Add Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

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    Re: SIS 671 771 + Xubuntu 13.04

    Now trying Xubuntu 14.04, in spite of Live DVD working pretty fine (1024x768 instead of expected 1200x800 resolution) after installing resolution went down to 640x480, it won't admit any other option. I guess there has to be an easy fix to this. Any ideas?
    -- Moderator may upgrade thread's title to 14.04
    Last edited by javier-ejsf; April 19th, 2014 at 03:27 AM.

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    Re: SIS 671 771 + Xubuntu 13.04

    Xubuntu 14.04 works in a near to proper resolution by adding
    Code:
    sudo cp xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    where xorg.conf contains this esoteric things (remember I'm a plain user, willing to migrate from XP to any Buntu with no success yet)
    Code:
    Section "Device"
      Identifier "Generic Video Card"
        VendorName  "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]"
            BoardName   "771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter"
        Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
        Driver "vesa"
        Screen 0
            Option "UseFBDev" "true"
            Option "DPMS"
            Option "ShadowFB"
            Option "MaxXFBMem"
            VideoRam 262016
            Option "RenderAccel" "true"
            Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
            Option "backingstore" "true"
            Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier    "Configured Monitor"
        Vendorname    "Generic LCD Display"
        Modelname    "LCD Panel 1280x800"
        HorizSync 20-107
            VertRefresh 50-185
      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
        Gamma    1.0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier    "Default Screen"
        Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
        Device        "Configured Video Device"
        Defaultdepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
            Depth    24
            Virtual    1280    768
            Modes        "1280x768@60"    "1280x720@60"    "800x600@60"    "1280x800@60"    "800x600@56"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load "dri"
        Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
        Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
        Load "extmod"
        Load "type1"
        Load "freetype"
        Load "glx" # 3D layer
        Load "GLcore"
        Load "i2c"
        Load "bitmap"
        Load "ddc"
        Load "int10"
        Load "vbe"
        Load "speedo"
        Load "record"
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
            Mode 0666
    EndSection

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    Re: SIS 771/671 + Xubuntu 13.04 / 14.04 LTS

    Javier,
    Había estado buscando soluciones googleando; tu archivo me sirvió para hacer funcionar Xubuntu 14.04 en mi Olivetti del año del p..
    ¡Mil gracias!

    Saludos,

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    Re: SIS 771/671 + Xubuntu 13.04 / 14.04 LTS

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing your solution

    -o-

    It is known that there are problems with SIS graphics and 14.04 LTS. There is even this recommendation to stay with 12.04 LTS

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Adva...s#SIS_graphics

    'SIS graphics should be run with flavours or re-spins of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, for example Bento, Bodhi, LXLE.' These re-spins promise support until April 2017.

    Xubuntu 12.04 LTS is also an alternative, but the support will end in April 2015.

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    Re: SIS 771/671 + Xubuntu 13.04 / 14.04 LTS

    Genial que te haya servido. Aparentemente es la única forma para levantar los *buntu 14.04 LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by santiagofn View Post
    Javier,
    Había estado buscando soluciones googleando; tu archivo me sirvió para hacer funcionar Xubuntu 14.04 en mi Olivetti del año del p..
    ¡Mil gracias!

    Saludos,

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    Re: SIS 771/671 + Xubuntu 13.04 / 14.04 LTS

    Most SIS cards work in 14.04, some straight away and some after adding an xorg.conf as shown here.

    12.04 should be seen as last resort.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2215422
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Talking Re: SIS 671 771 + Xubuntu 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by javier-ejsf View Post
    Xubuntu 14.04 works in a near to proper resolution by adding
    Code:
    sudo cp xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    where xorg.conf contains this esoteric things (remember I'm a plain user, willing to migrate from XP to any Buntu with no success yet)
    Code:
    Section "Device"
      Identifier "Generic Video Card"
        VendorName  "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]"
            BoardName   "771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter"
        Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
        Driver "vesa"
        Screen 0
            Option "UseFBDev" "true"
            Option "DPMS"
            Option "ShadowFB"
            Option "MaxXFBMem"
            VideoRam 262016
            Option "RenderAccel" "true"
            Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
            Option "backingstore" "true"
            Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier    "Configured Monitor"
        Vendorname    "Generic LCD Display"
        Modelname    "LCD Panel 1280x800"
        HorizSync 20-107
            VertRefresh 50-185
      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
        Gamma    1.0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier    "Default Screen"
        Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
        Device        "Configured Video Device"
        Defaultdepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
            Depth    24
            Virtual    1280    768
            Modes        "1280x768@60"    "1280x720@60"    "800x600@60"    "1280x800@60"    "800x600@56"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load "dri"
        Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
        Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
        Load "extmod"
        Load "type1"
        Load "freetype"
        Load "glx" # 3D layer
        Load "GLcore"
        Load "i2c"
        Load "bitmap"
        Load "ddc"
        Load "int10"
        Load "vbe"
        Load "speedo"
        Load "record"
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
            Mode 0666
    EndSection

    Thanks very much! It worked perfectly!

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    Re: SIS 671 771 + Xubuntu 13.04

    I'm glad it works!

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    Lightbulb Re: SIS 771/671 + Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

    I haven't read this whole thread so no need to accuse me of being ignorant or owt, but I'm trying to post this on all SIS threads.

    I have a (horrible) Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5535, and this fixed it for me...

    Hope it helps.

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