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#1 2019-11-18 16:05:25

heebo
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[SOLVED] xf86-video-sisimedia update ?

Hello all,
I have this old Packard Bell laptop with Sis 671 graphic chip and it will need xf86-video-sisimedia driver.
Archlinux run fine with that laptop, but I can't install that sisimedia driver and I have to use vesa driver which is quite a pain.
Is there anyway that I could install that driver ? Problem seems to be too new xorg.
X-ABI-VIDEODRV_VERSION<23, X-ABI-VIDEODRV_VERSION>=24, xorg-server<1.19

Unfortunately I don't know how to edit pkgbuilds or patch things. smile
But I know that it should be possible to get it working, because I tried PCLinuxOS live cd and it includes working sisimedia driver.
I just would like to use arch.

Thanks!

Last edited by heebo (2019-11-22 12:02:34)

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#2 2019-11-18 16:40:44

loqs
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Re: [SOLVED] xf86-video-sisimedia update ?

I would suggest leaving a comment on the xf86-video-sisimedia.
If PCLinuxOS has updated the driver for Xorg 1.20 can you locate the patches used for that?

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#3 2019-11-20 15:41:52

heebo
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Re: [SOLVED] xf86-video-sisimedia update ?

I found this: http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/ … 19.src.rpm , maybe someone finds needed info from it ?

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#4 2019-11-20 17:45:44

latalante1
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Re: [SOLVED] xf86-video-sisimedia update ?

He doesn't compile. Requires an additional patch.
https://github.com/rasdark/xf86-video-s … 7e5ac544b2
I suggest you download from here.

git clone https://github.com/rasdark/xf86-video-sis671/
cd xf86-video-sis671
./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static
make
sudo make install

Most of this equipment is low-budget laptops from 2006-2007. Just like those based on VIA Chrome, mostly with 32-bit processors (pentium-m, yonah), few with Core 2 (64-bit).

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#5 2019-11-20 19:25:23

loqs
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Re: [SOLVED] xf86-video-sisimedia update ?

I updated xf86MapDomainMemory-pci_device_map_legacy.patch from the AUR package to use #ifdef instead of #if
http://ix.io/22mZ

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#6 2019-11-22 12:01:51

heebo
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Registered: 2015-06-16
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Re: [SOLVED] xf86-video-sisimedia update ?

latalante1 wrote:

He doesn't compile. Requires an additional patch.
https://github.com/rasdark/xf86-video-s … 7e5ac544b2
I suggest you download from here.

git clone https://github.com/rasdark/xf86-video-sis671/
cd xf86-video-sis671
./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static
make
sudo make install

Most of this equipment is low-budget laptops from 2006-2007. Just like those based on VIA Chrome, mostly with 32-bit processors (pentium-m, yonah), few with Core 2 (64-bit).

THANK YOU!! I got it working with this ! It is still very slow, but resolution got upto 1280x800 ! smile

System:    Host: arcolaptop Kernel: 5.3.12-arch1-1 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.1 Distro: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Packard Bell BV product: EasyNote_MX37-W-702NCD v: PC10ED0091 serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: PACKARD BELL BV model: T12C v: 1.0 serial: <root required> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 218 date: 04/25/2008 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 22.9 Wh condition: 22.9/47.3 Wh (48%) 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel T1400 bits: 64 type: MCP L2 cache: 512 KiB 
           Speed: 1733 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1733 2: 1733 
Graphics:  Device-1: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter driver: N/A 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: none resolution: 1280x800~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 9.0 128 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 19.2.4 
Audio:     Device-1: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.12-arch1-1 
Network:   Device-1: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 191 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter driver: sis190 
           IF: enp0s4 state: down mac: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx 
           Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath5k 
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 149.05 GiB used: 11.23 GiB (7.5%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST9160821AS size: 149.05 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 141.77 GiB used: 11.23 GiB (7.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 61.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 152 Uptime: 44m Memory: 1.82 GiB used: 659.5 MiB (35.4%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.36

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