sis 771/671 graphics board only works in vesa mode

Bug #332140 reported by Antonio J. de Oliveira
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xserver-xorg-video-sis (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Nominated for Intrepid by chrisso29
Nominated for Jaunty by João Antonio Santana

Bug Description

Hello:

intrepid-amd64 2.6.27-11-generic #1 SMP Thu Jan 29 19:28:32 UTC 2009

lspci output:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 671MX
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS968 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 01)
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 191 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev 02)
00:05.0 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SATA Controller / IDE mode (rev 03)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
00:07.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
00:09.0 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller
00:09.1 SD Host controller: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI SmartMedia / xD Card Reader Controller
00:09.3 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Secure Digital / MMC Card Reader Controller
00:0f.0 Audio device: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio Controller
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10)

when setup to sis on xorg.conf, driver refuses to load. As vesa it works till 1280x768 after tweaking the refresh rates on xorg.conf but stripes plague the screen.

Same machine has problems (a Clevo M761S laptop) with the sis191 network controller and RTL8187B controller.

Cheers

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Antonio J. de Oliveira (ajoliveira) wrote :
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please attach your X server configuration file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.0.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the "Attachment:" box below. Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf and let Xorg autodetect your display and video card? When you do please also attach the /var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt. Thanks in advance.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-sis:
status: New → Incomplete
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João Antonio Santana (joaosantana) wrote :

I have the same issue here, on Jaunty Alpha5.

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João Antonio Santana (joaosantana) wrote :
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Antonio J. de Oliveira (ajoliveira) wrote :

Hello

Since I reported this bug I had to change to Xubuntu 8.10 32-bit, where a sis display driver is available and working quite solidly, will try to get a little time post it on my site, I was already getting eyesight problems out of the vesa driver stripes and fed up of back and forth ctrl-alt-f7... My xorg.conf was the plain standard one with the modification I published in http://ajoliveira.com/ajoliveira/uk/software/xorg.php

This seems to be a kernel issue, the problem is in all Linux distros I know apart of the Brazilian Satux. Since long now there is no appropriate driver for sis (namely) 671/771 chipsets.

My cabled network connection is now working as well. The downside was that I had to install the server kernel in order to profit from full 4GB memory, but that was straightforward. RTL8187B problem seems intact.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-sis:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Bryce Harrington (bryce)
tags: added: intrepid
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traaf (traaf) wrote :
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traaf (traaf) wrote :

i have same problem on a laptop
native resolution is 1440x900
after installing ubuntu, it starts with vesa driver and 800x600 maximum :/

sis driver causes X not starting at boot
i only could create a xorg.conf file and add several modelines into, to abtain a poor 1280x768 display

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traaf (traaf) wrote :

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10)
 Subsystem: CLEVO/KAPOK Computer Device 0801
 Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel, IRQ 9
 BIST result: 00
 Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
 Memory at d8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
 I/O ports at 9000 [size=128]
 Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
 Capabilities: [50] AGP version 3.0

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traaf (traaf) wrote :
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Antonio J. de Oliveira (ajoliveira) wrote :

For long I have a complete set of ubuntu drivers on my site for this board with ful instructions, I just didn't compile the latest 32-bit driver, check:

http://ajoliveira.com/ajoliveira/uk/software/xorg.php

or if anybody prefers it in Portuguese:

http://ajoliveira.com/ajoliveira/pt/software/xorg.php

If somebody really needs the 32-bit driver for 9.10, I wil compile it, but the 9.04 one should work.

I maintain this bug open because I believe this driver should be a part of the kernel. Soon we will have to migrate to xorg 1.7, and the driver should be recompiled, again...

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