Thursday, November 18, 2010

SIS M671 on Linux

If you like to see an old fairy tales movies or old documentary movies with never ending problems and unresolved ending, you will know that SIS and Linux is like water and oil....

Both facing a hard way to "cooperate" or at leach support one each other, maybe because a different mindset from the hardware company and making a decision not to support open source.

After all, lucky that in Linux we have a community. So i have some small solution for all issue with SIS, especially to make it Run on Native Resolution. 

Ok here we go.

What you need is download this file first : http://db.tt/vH7GMYP
In that file is included the xorg.conf file for 1366x768 Resolution, so user with 1280x800 resolution don't have to use the configuration files inside the archive.

first open your terminal / konsole and type

Gnome
#sudo nautilus
KDE
#sudo dolphin
XFCE
#sudo thunar

extract the downloaded file and then
copy sisimedia_drv.so to folder /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/

Now we going to replace the configuration file, just simply
copy xorg.conf into folder /etc/X11/


and here's small note for 1280x800 user :
after copying your xorg.conf, open it with your text editor and then delete this line


Option         "UseTiming1366" "yes"


after finish doing all the stuff close the file manager, go back to terminal and press  CTRL+C.

Reboot your computer / notebook and enjoy your new enhanced display.

This driver has been tested on :

- Ubuntu 10.10 with 2.6.35 kernel ( All debian and ubuntu devirate is compatible )
- Chakra Ashoc with 2.6.36 kernel

12 comments:

cromel said...

Thank you. This has worked at last. I have been searching for a solution to this all day. I started at 1pm and now its after midnight, but I don't care because this solved my problem beautifully.

Black Bunker said...

I'm glad that it can help you. :)

Pekka Oilinki said...

Thank you so very much!

I was afraid it would take many hours to get my display resolution back after upgrading to 10.10.. I even did went to buy some beers to cope with the configuration ..

So, cheers :)

Somone or Something - possibly even plural! said...

you are some kind of magician. thanks!

btw, the file is "sisimedia_drv.so", not "sisimedia.so"

still, thanks!

Camicius said...

That's good for me too! You are a genius!!!

Black Bunker said...

@Pekka Oilinki
Thanks for the correction, ^^

@all
Enjoy your ubuntu :)

Fahrireza Prakoso said...

Is this driver can be used to Fedora14? Thx b4 :)

Black Bunker said...

@Fahrireza
Can you help me to test it? I was try it on F13 but still no luck. I guess the driver have a compatibility issue with older kernel. Since F14 using 2.6.35 kernel *if i'm not wrong* so maybe it can work. If you can try it, this would be a good benefit to spread the words to other also.

I make a post in Fedora forum,

Dariusz Panasiuk said...

Thank you very much for this Post. You have made my graphic card alive on FUJITSU SIEMENS ESPRIMO Mobile V5535 running on Ubuntu 10.10 with 2.6.35-24-generic i686. I hope 3D driver will be available at some point.

Black Bunker said...

@ Dariusz Panasiuk
Let's hope that xorg team will response this issue more quickly. You still can use this driver until Natty released also. But still without 3D support. I will keep informed with latest community release for this driver.

Michel Carvalho said...

Perfect post! Thanks!

Андрей said...

Hi. Need the 64-bit version.
Is it possible?

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