SiS 671 Support still very poor

Bug #730592 reported by Frank Gerlach on 2011-03-07
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: discover-data

Hello,
I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a Fujitsu-Siemens ESPRIMO V5535 laptop.
First let me thank for the excellent support of the WLAN hardware - it worked immediately.

Unfortunately, the SiS 671 graphics card remains a problem. If Google is to be believed, one should download a binary driver and install that. Which does not work. The standard installation just yielded just 800x600 resolution, which is of course very bad.
I found out that simply creating

/etc/X11/xorg.conf with this:

Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    Driver "vesa"
    #Option "UseTiming1366" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    HorizSync 30-107
    VertRefresh 50-185
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

gives me at least a proper screen resolution (1200x800). I can even watch youtube properly, so that's acceptable with me. I know that it still doesn't use 3D acceleration.
Could you please make this work with current Ubuntu releases ?

This problem has been reported numerous times and it seems only the detection mechanism must be improved....

Dipl.-Ing.(BA) Frank Gerlach
Frankfurt, Germany area

https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-driver-sis/+bug/52466
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-driver-sis/+bug/52316
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/discover1-data/+bug/46670

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS
Release: 10.04

00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 671MX
 Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device 1110
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Latency: 32
 Region 0: Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64M]
 Capabilities: <access denied>
 Kernel driver in use: agpgart-sis
 Kernel modules: sis-agp

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
 Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 16 bytes
 Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
 I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
 Memory behind bridge: d4000000-d40fffff
 Prefetchable memory behind bridge: c0000000-cfffffff
 Secondary status: 66MHz+ FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
 BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
  PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
 Kernel modules: shpchp

00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS968 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 01)
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
 Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Latency: 0

00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
 Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
 Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Latency: 128
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
 Region 0: I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
 Region 1: I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
 Region 2: I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
 Region 3: I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
 Region 4: I/O ports at 1000 [size=16]
 Capabilities: <access denied>
 Kernel driver in use: pata_sis

00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f) (prog-if 10)
 Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
 Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Latency: 32 (20000ns max)
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 20
 Region 0: Memory at d4204000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
 Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f) (prog-if 10)
 Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
 Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Latency: 32 (20000ns max)
 Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 21
 Region 0: Memory at d4205000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
 Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller (prog-if 20)
 Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device 1110
 Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Latency: 32 (20000ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
 Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 22
 Region 0: Memory at d4206000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
 Capabilities: <access denied>
 Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 191 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev 02)
 Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 191 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Latency: 0
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 19
 Region 0: Memory at d4407000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
 Region 1: I/O ports at 1080 [size=128]
 Capabilities: <access denied>
 Kernel driver in use: sis190
 Kernel modules: sis190

00:05.0 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SATA Controller / IDE mode (rev 03) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
 Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SATA Controller / IDE mode
 Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Latency: 32
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17
 Region 0: I/O ports at 1058 [size=8]
 Region 1: I/O ports at 104c [size=4]
 Region 2: I/O ports at 1050 [size=8]
 Region 3: I/O ports at 1048 [size=4]
 Region 4: I/O ports at 1020 [size=16]
 Capabilities: <access denied>
 Kernel driver in use: sata_sis
 Kernel modules: sata_sis

00:06.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 16 bytes
 Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
 Memory behind bridge: d4100000-d41fffff
 Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- <SERR- <PERR-
 BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
  PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
 Capabilities: <access denied>
 Kernel driver in use: pcieport
 Kernel modules: shpchp

00:07.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 16 bytes
 Bus: primary=00, secondary=4d, subordinate=4e, sec-latency=0
 I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00004fff
 Memory behind bridge: dc000000-dfffffff
 Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000070000000-00000000701fffff
 Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- <SERR- <PERR-
 BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
  PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
 Capabilities: <access denied>
 Kernel driver in use: pcieport
 Kernel modules: shpchp

00:0f.0 Audio device: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio Controller
 Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device 1125
 Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Latency: 0 (13000ns min, 2750ns max)
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 18
 Region 0: Memory at d4200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
 Capabilities: <access denied>
 Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
 Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:1f.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 16 bytes
 Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
 Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- <SERR- <PERR-
 BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
  PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
 Capabilities: <access denied>
 Kernel driver in use: pcieport
 Kernel modules: shpchp

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10)
 Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device 1125
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 9
 BIST result: 00
 Region 0: Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
 Region 1: Memory at d4000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
 Region 2: I/O ports at 9000 [size=128]
 Capabilities: <access denied>

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
 Subsystem: Atheros Communications Inc. Device 3067
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 16 bytes
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
 Region 0: Memory at d4100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
 Capabilities: <access denied>
 Kernel driver in use: ath5k
 Kernel modules: ath5k

Frank Gerlach (frankgerlach74) wrote :

Actually it is a FSC ESPRIMO V5535 (note the last "5").

description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in discover-data (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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