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Using oneiric, up-to-date.

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10)

With the SiS driver available in the repositories my videos and movies play smoothly, but I have a desktop resolution of 1024x768 only.

With the driver in https://github.com/hellnest/xf86-video-sismedia-0.9.1 I have a desktop resolution at 1280x800, but if I try to play any video, the X server is killed and return to the login screen.

How can I correct this behaviour?

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I just discovered this issue with any use of video. If I try to shoot with the Cheese, for example, X is killed. –  João Santana Nov 6 '11 at 18:25

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try to recompile with this patch: https://github.com/hellnest/xf86-video-sismedia-0.9.1/commit/60823291

solved the problem for me

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