VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10) - recommended xorg.conf

Project:Trisquel mini
Version:9.0
Component:Miscellaneous
Category:task
Priority:minor
Assigned:amtrakuk
Status:active
Description

After months and months of trying to get a satisfactry performance from a laptop with an sis 771/671 integrated GPU I stumbled upon the attached zipped xorg.conf file.

Just copy it into /etc/X11/

The monitor on my test Advent 5421 running Trisquel mini 8.0 is 1280x768 @ 61Hz which gives satisfactory playback of video at a decent definition.

AttachmentSize
sis 671 xorg.tar.gz897 bytes
Wed, 11/25/2020 - 17:14

Sadly the dreaded hibernate during boot when the GPU is initialised issue still occurs - although this is not exclusivly a Trisquel problem it seems to be a GNU/Linux issue as the same thing seems to happen whatever the distro. Assuming as the sis chipset is so old I doubt it will ever be resolved.

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 21:21

Sadly this method is hobbled when viewing video using the latest kernel.