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#1 2012-11-21 22:23:07

myrlin
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Registered: 2010-06-11
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[SOLVED] SIS Driver Problem after Upgrade

I have an old custom-built desktop machine based on an ASRock motherboard using an SIS 741GX chipset and integrated Mirage graphics.

I have the xf86-video-sis driver installed, and all worked well until a recent update. The xorg-server now fails with a segmentation fault. I understand this is due to incompatibility with the video driver and version 1.13 of xorg-server.

I would be grateful for some advice on the best way to proceed. Should I downgrade xorg, or is there a better strategy? 

Many thanks in advance.

Last edited by myrlin (2012-11-22 16:36:10)

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#2 2012-11-22 00:26:17

karol
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Registered: 2009-05-06
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Re: [SOLVED] SIS Driver Problem after Upgrade

This driver doesn't (at least currently) work w/ xorg-server 1.13 so I suggest downgrading.

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#3 2012-11-22 08:39:11

Gusar
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Registered: 2009-08-25
Posts: 3,472

Re: [SOLVED] SIS Driver Problem after Upgrade

It works well if you configure it to use a workaround. There's at least one thread on the forums and bug open, they contain the necessary info. Search is your friend.

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#4 2012-11-22 16:35:28

myrlin
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Registered: 2010-06-11
Posts: 271

Re: [SOLVED] SIS Driver Problem after Upgrade

Now that's what I call service!!!!

The new version of xf86-video-sis (just appeared on the extra repo this afternoon) fixes the problem.

An enormous thank-you to JGC and the other devs.

May Santa be kind to you all smile

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