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SiS Graphic Card Support (771/671 PCIE VGA)
« on: August 29, 2014, 03:25:25 PM »
 

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Hi!

It's my first time using linux and I know nothing about driver installing.

I have an issue with the display resolution (it gives me no video options) and just found out there's actually an incompatibility between some Ubuntu-based distros and the SiS Graphic Cards, specially the 771/671 version.

For some versions of Ubuntu I found the support, but simply couldn't understand it!!!

Does anyone knows if Linux Lite 2.0 has any kind of bug fix, update or anything that could be done to install this SiS graphic card driver?
And, if so, would anyone please try to explain it in a way that a linux begginer completely dummy could understand? =D

Thanks a lot!
Sorry for the bad english..

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Re: SiS Graphic Card Support (771/671 PCIE VGA)
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 03:40:26 PM »
 

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Go to Menu > Settings > Install drivers and check if there are any proprietary drivers to install.
 

Re: SiS Graphic Card Support (771/671 PCIE VGA)
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 02:57:14 AM »
 

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What resolution do you want?
 

Re: SiS Graphic Card Support (771/671 PCIE VGA)
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2014, 09:52:43 AM »
 

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Hi I'm attempting to install LL2.2 on an Advent K1301 which has the SiS chipset in and have same problem low resolution.
Going to give 2.0 a try to see if that will work.

Just tried 2.0 and same.  Live works with a high resolution but when installed goes to 640x480 and no alternatives.
Could I ask why it seems to be okay in live but then not when installed?
Last Edit: December 22, 2014, 10:24:28 AM by robert
 

Re: SiS Graphic Card Support (771/671 PCIE VGA)
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2014, 11:01:55 AM »
 

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Post the output of
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lspci | grep VGAIf it's something like this: SiS Graphic Card Support (771/671 PCIE VGA)
check this thread on ubuntuforums.org
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2167879
 

Re: SiS Graphic Card Support (771/671 PCIE VGA)
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2014, 04:14:24 PM »
 

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Yep it's  SiS Graphic Card Support (771/671 PCIE VGA)

Still don't understand why it works on live but fails to when installed. 

I understand from other sources that 12.04 should work so which LL is based on this.  is it 1.8?
Thanks
 

Re: SiS Graphic Card Support (771/671 PCIE VGA)
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2014, 06:13:17 AM »
 

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Linux Lite 1.0.8 is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS based.
However, before installing LL 1.0.8, you can try creating xorg.conf file as suggested in the link I've posted.
Open a Terminal and create a xorg.conf file
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sudo leafpad /etc/X11/xorg.confIt will open a text editor with elevated user privileges.
Now copy and paste this configuration in it
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Section "Device"
  Identifier "Generic Video Card"
    VendorName  "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]"
        BoardName   "771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter"
    Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
    Driver "vesa"
    Screen 0
        Option "UseFBDev" "true"
        Option "DPMS"
        Option "ShadowFB"
        Option "MaxXFBMem"
        VideoRam 262016
        Option "RenderAccel" "true"
        Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
        Option "backingstore" "true"
        Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"

EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier    "Configured Monitor"
    Vendorname    "Generic LCD Display"
    Modelname    "LCD Panel 1280x800"
    HorizSync 20-107
        VertRefresh 50-185
  modeline  "[email protected]" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
  modeline  "[email protected]" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
  modeline  "[email protected]" 80.14 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 795 -hsync +vsync
  modeline  "[email protected]" 74.48 1280 1336 1472 1664 720 721 724 746 -hsync +vsync
  modeline  "[email protected]" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -hsync +vsync
    Gamma    1.0
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier    "Default Screen"
    Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
    Device        "Configured Video Device"
    Defaultdepth    24
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth    24
        Virtual    1280    768
        Modes        "[email protected]"    "[email protected]"    "[email protected]"    "[email protected]"    "[email protected]"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load "dri"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx" # 3D layer
    Load "GLcore"
    Load "i2c"
    Load "bitmap"
    Load "ddc"
    Load "int10"
    Load "vbe"
    Load "speedo"
    Load "record"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Mode 0666
EndSection
Save the file and reboot.
You can select the resolution if you Open the Whisker Menu > Settings > Display
 

Re: SiS Graphic Card Support (771/671 PCIE VGA)
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2014, 10:13:40 AM »
 

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Misko thanks for the info, especially the simple way to do it.  People sometimes forget that novices sometimes need to be spoon fed a little early on. 
Thanks again.
 

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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2014, 06:41:21 PM »
 

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Don't mention it.  Glad to help. All new begining's are hard.
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Re: SiS Graphic Card Support (771/671 PCIE VGA)
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2015, 10:03:01 AM »
 

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@Robert

Did Misko's suggestion in reply #6 fix the problem?

Thanks,
Scott
 

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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2015, 10:50:24 AM »
 

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Apolgies for lateness in responding. Hectic times. 
Yes it did work.

I'm still confused as to why live works but once installed it doesn't.
 

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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2017, 05:01:39 PM »
 

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Hi!

It's my first time using linux and I know nothing about driver installing.

I have an issue with the display resolution (it gives me no video options) and just found out there's actually an incompatibility between some Ubuntu-based distros and the SiS Graphic Cards, specially the 771/671 version.

For some versions of Ubuntu I found the support, but simply couldn't understand it!!!

Does anyone knows if Linux Lite 2.0 has any kind of bug fix, update or anything that could be done to install this SiS graphic card driver?

Use Linux Lite instead 32 bit the old version 1.0.8 not the new 3.4 which don't do video here's a link I use a very old computer for my TVbetter than nothing. https://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxlite/files/1.0.8/linux-lite-1.0.8-32bit.iso/download
And, if so, would anyone please try to explain it in a way that a linux begginer completely dummy could understand? =D

Thanks a lot!
Sorry for the bad english..

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