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  1. #11
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    Re: SIS 771/671 + Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

    I got this on another forum...after combing hundreds of threads and trying a number of options...http://askubuntu.com/a/450626/349776 "Firstly i went into xdiagnose and ticked all 3 debug options and restarted... this helped a little!?!? as the screen restarted at 1024x768 - go figure? (perhaps a detection path has been switched off if the debug messages aren't on?)

    Next i i went to additional drivers and reticked the "using x86 virtualisation solution guest adition module" and applied the changes.

    After another restart my screen seems fine and dandy again - including letting me resize the window on the fly."

    Mine worked fine after only the xdiagnose bit. Hope it helps someone!

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    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
    Hi.

    I have done this fix in Elementary OS and it worked okay, I need a res. of 1280x800 and got 1280x768.
    Only the tearing is horrible, Firefox is slow, even slower than when I'm running Windows 8.1 on this machine (Intel Celeron, 1 GB of ram).

    Is this due to Elementary os?
    Or is this xorg fix not as good as installing an appropriate driver? If there would be one of course.

  3. #13
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    Re: SIS 771/671 + Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

    That's all for now (or forever). I don't think they will ever fix this. And no, it's not Elementary OS specific. In any distro you're gonna find the same problems.
    I got sick of this SIS card and I swear to all the gods (that ever existed) I will never ever buy a notebook like this again.

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    Re: SIS 771/671 + Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Maybe we have a last resort where the 12.04-based Bodhi Linux is worth trying.
    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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    Re: SIS 771/671 + Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Instructions that will allow you to get 1280x800 resolution using SIS iMedia driver (found by googling for "sisimedia amd64"):

    The updated builds of SIS driver for *ubuntu/mint (both amd64 and i386) can be found on Mati75 launchpad site (https://launchpad.net/~mati75/+archive/ubuntu/sis771). You can add his PPA and install SIS driver by using the commands below:

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mati75/sis771
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-sisimedia
    Next you need to rename/backup possibly existing xorg.conf file and delete a possibly existing monitors.xml file. The last step is to create new xorg.conf using nano command line editor (or gedit if you prefer GUI):

    Code:
    sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf{,_old}
    rm ~/.config/monitors.xml
    sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    # alternatively using GUI editor like gedit or leafpad
    gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Insert/paste the below code into your new xorg.conf file:

    Code:
    Section "Device"
        Identifier    "sis671"
        Driver        "sisimedia"
        Screen        0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
            ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
            ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier    "tft"
        Option        "PreferredMode"    "1280x800"
        Gamma        1
    EndSection
     
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier    "Default Screen"
        Device        "sis671"
        Monitor        "tft"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
            Virtual 1280    800
            Depth    24
            Modes    "1280x800@60"    "1024x768@60"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
     
    Section "ServerFlags"
        Option        "IgnoreABI"    "True"
    EndSection
    Save the file, exit notepad and restart your machine. That's it.

    PS. Above xorg.conf content has been taken (and corrected a little) from http://axebase.net/blog/2014/08/23/s...4-04xorg-1-15/ (you may translate this site from German to English using Google Chrome build in translator).

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