(Crowd funded) fix for SiS 671/771 video cards

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Mon May 6 23:22:05 PDT 2013

Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith at oracle.com> wrote:

>On 05/ 6/13 06:22 PM, Connor Behan wrote:
>> Maybe you'll find someone who
>> has a SiS card lying around and say "I'll pay you $100 to put that
>> in your computer, write an xorg.conf file for it, figure out why it
>> won't start and then change 2 or 3 lines to make it start again" but
>> won't be worth it.
>Especially when you can buy 2 or 3 new ATI or Nvidia cards for that
>and get much better performance & support than trying to make an old
>limp along forever.

Well, it is an integrated card in my laptop. Because Linux is so resource friendly it is still working fine for its age and I rather donate a small amount than to start selecting and purchasing a new one yet. 

>The lack of maintainers for many old cards is in large part because the
>cost of a new card with a well-maintained driver is less than people
>their time is worth for the many hours it takes to bring the old
>drivers up
>to snuff and test on all the different models.

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