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

Proyecto:Trisquel mini
Estado:won't fix

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.

sis 671 xorg.tar.gz897 bytes
Mié, 11/25/2020 - 18:14

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.

Dom, 01/17/2021 - 22:21

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

Mié, 01/19/2022 - 10:07
Estado:active» won't fix

Sadly the support for old hardware gets deprecated on every major kernel release.

There are designs and practical challenges by maintaining old hardware, and I believe that's part of a larger discussion.
I'm marking as won't fix.

Please feel free to add any feedback.