Saturday, April 30, 2011

SIS M671 Binary 32BIT - Natty 11.04

Here's the binary, you can do old dirty hack by copy it directly to /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/

Please send a feedback when using it, This binary is a little bit different, so please make sure you don't have any xorg.conf inside your /etc/X11 dir. Or it will not run, but if you have a "unique" resolution, try to configure the xorg.conf.

I will bring up a new binary compiled in natty, also if it possible in .deb package.

Edit:
Beside creating a deb package which is i'm still dunno how to do it right, i modify an install script from here. Actually, i just modify it a bit :) and using bash instead of sh.

Download the script, extract it, Open terminal and go to the download folder
and then

$sudo ./sismedia_install_11.04.sh

Here's the download link

posted from Bloggeroid

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Driver SIS M671 / M672 For upcoming Natty Narthwal / Xorg-Server 1.10

Thanks & Credit to :
Paulo Zaunoni for the patch
Willian Gustavo for the support
AJ. Oliveira for inspiring me to keep using this Hardware
People from Forum-Ubuntu-Indonesia to accompany me all times ( Especially for thrvers & saa7_go )
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As you know xorg-server is released just a couple days ago. And also an upcoming release from Ubuntu 11.04. So this driver will work on Ubuntu 11.04, tested and work!

Ps. There's a little bit different from older driver. Old driver we only copy the driver to it directory. So in this one you must configure it by yourself. The positive side is, you don't have to mess up with xorg.conf again.
I assume you already know how to build a package and have all needed package for this build

Build - Package
- git
- xorg-dev
- mesa-common-dev
- libdrm-dev
- libtool
i forgot the other package name, just remind me if i need to put other -dev packages.

This sources already pre-patched by me so you don't have to patch it again. The patch folder is for all of you who want to help keeping this driver alive for further. Let's fire up the terminal and start the build

$ git clone git://github.com/hellnest/xf86-video-sismedia-0.9.1.git
$ cd xf86-video-sismedia-0.9.1
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static
$ make
$ sudo make install

Reboot! and you done.

There's some special notice for user with 1366x768 resolution, you need to put this line on xorg.conf ( just make one if it not exist)


Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Configured Video Device"
    Option         "UseTiming1366" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Default Screen"
    Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
    Device         "Configured Video Device"
EndSection
 
Ok, that's all.. I hope that you can enjoy this release. Thanks once again for Paulo zaunoni for this patch.. I really owe you a lot. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tmux - Small & Useful

Maybe you already heard and using 'screen' for a long time. For a new linux user, screen is a terminal multiplexer and act as a daemon / server. Well i'm using screen for about less than 2weeks before i know tmux. It's mean that you can have an extra workspaces to do your job. Imagine that you can run more than 1 session inside 1 terminal :). Well it's not useful at all if you never touch or use a terminal / command line. If you interesting to see my tmux configuration. Just go to my github and use it as reference, and if you have a much better config than mine. Please share it with me ^^

My desktop is running xmonad-darcs, urxvt, and some stuff like irssi. :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

SIS M671 on Natty Alpha 2

I just finish downloading Natty-Alpha 2 from torrent. I do this just to test if our current driver will work on this release or not. Since Natty will using different version of xorg-server. So i dd the iso to my thumbdrive boot it.

1. The default vesa driver already detected the card and set the resolution @1024x768
2. No more flickering issue.

Ok, here's the bad news. The xorg-server didn't detect the driver and can't open the display. I'm testing using 2 available driver "sisimedia" & "sis671_drv". Both failed, the module isn't prepared for natty xorg-server.

Let's see if we can do something on this issue. So the statement is

Our current driver ISN'T compatible on Natty and all distro that using xorg-server 1.10

Saturday, February 5, 2011

SIS M671 / M672 Driver, News Update Feb '11

I will keep posting here especially for M671 / M672 stuff, Here's the current update

  1. Not yet got a response from xorg team and they dropped the status for this Bug to Medium in launchpad.
  2. I'm running on latest release of xorg server and everything works fine.
  3. Latest kernel 2.6.38 also works well without any complaint.
I will keep update if there's other stuff regarding this driver. If you planning to use it until natty warthwal ( for ubuntu users ) i guess it will work. Because they were working for 2D unity using QT Engine which is playing nice with SIS IMHO.

Regards

Thursday, January 20, 2011

SIS M671 64BIT Driver


As i promises yesterday, here's the Driver for SIS M672/M671. It will work for X86-64 / 64BIT Architecture. Unfortunately, i still can posting for old version of this driver that will run on Xorg Server 1.7

For xorg server 1.10 which is will be released soon, i still can't guarantee the compatibility, But at least until now it still run smooth on my machine. No more talking, you can download the driver from Here:


For the configuration or how to set it up, please refer to my first post in this blog, don't be lazy to read ok? It only eat you time less than 5minutes to get it done. 

GitHub - Octocat Wallpaper




Some of you maybe using github, or maybe not. But in other hand no matter you using github or not. I want to share this wallpaper. It's nice for your device or desktop. No rubbish talk anymore, here's the link


Thanks to Bryan Veloso for this wallpaper.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

SIS M671 3D? Yes or No?



Recently i just read and communicate with my fella from Brazil. Accidentally i read a comment which is someone is trying to contact and got an answer from Baros Lee, which is a man who working at SIS company. Here's the quote. I Translate it using google translate, the original article is in English.


Dear Sir, 

Here is the 2d driver for Ubuntu 10.04
If you are using vesa driver now, You may change your resolution to lower resolution such as 1024x768 first.
Then just copy sis_drv .* to / usr / lib / xorg / modules / drivers /
And restart X or reboot.

Recently, SiS ask me to Develop new 3d driver for linux, so I just porting 2d driver to ubuntu 10.04
If you find some bugs of 2d driver, I will fix it in my free time, maybe.

Best Regards
Lee Barros

( original article )

All we can do is wait and pray :), let's hope this one can be true.

Is there anyone running a 64BIT edition on SIS chipset? I will published a 64BIT edition that will support until latest xorg and kernel. But NO 3D :), i will post the 64BIT driver tomorrow.