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 )

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://
$ 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"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Default Screen"
    Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
    Device         "Configured Video Device"
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.