Does sis have any drivers available for their 671/771 "video card" ? how can i install it and set it to 1280x800 resolution?

  • See also this question for information on the current situation regarding SiS drivers.
    – user76204
    Dec 30, 2012 at 17:49

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This is an easy how-to: http://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/sis

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    Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
    – fossfreedom
    Apr 28, 2012 at 21:17

This worked for 10.04 and 10.10(not sure of above)
First download the drivers
Use http://ajoliveira.com/ajoliveira/gen...t_10.04.tar.gz for the 32 bit driver and http://ajoliveira.com/ajoliveira/gen...t_10.04.tar.gz for the 64 bit driver, (take the install files), unzip them once unzipped copy or move them

Open up a terminal and go to the path you've unzipped them in.(use the cd command to navigate to directory's) i.e; cd /home/user/Downloads

sudo cp sis671_drv.* /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/

type in your password and press enter

then stop X (We need to stop X or we won't be able to auto-generate a xorg.conf.new)

sudo service gdm stop

(you'll have to do next part blindly)

Code: Switch to tty1 by pressing Ctrl+Alt+f1 (f2 for tty2, f3 for tty3, etc.. (f7 should be X)

Even though you won't be able to read it (yet) you can login type in your username and press enter

type in your password and press enter Now you're logged in you want to become root; type;

sudo bash

type in your password

Now your root; type in

Xorg -configure (this will create a xorg.conf.new in your home directory)

and start gdm again with

service gdm start

Once there; Open up a terminal again;

move the auto-generated xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf with

sudo mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf and restart gdm by typing;

sudo service gdm restart

Fix the plymouth and the unreadable tty problem like this Open up a terminal and typ

sudo bash

enter your password type;

echo blacklist vga16fb > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-vga16fb.conf type

update-initramfs -u

and reboot reboot

After this if you do not have proper resolution then

Once you get to the desktop, start a Terminal and

cd /etc/X11 sudo nano xorg.conf That will open xorg.conf in order to be edited, find "Device" Section and set Driver "sis671" (If you're beginner do not change anything else). Now to exit and save make ^x, where ^ means CTRL.... in a few words CTRL-x will let you exit nano, remember to SAVE changes!

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