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

Connor Behan connor.behan at gmail.com
Tue May 7 00:14:10 PDT 2013

On 06/05/13 11:22 PM, Pander wrote:
> 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
>> card
>>> 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
>> it
>>> won't be worth it.
>> Especially when you can buy 2 or 3 new ATI or Nvidia cards for that
>> $100
>> and get much better performance & support than trying to make an old
>> card
>> limp along forever.
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%204025&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20
> 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. 
You won't even have to donate a small amount if you post the logs
already. I really should wait to read them but I will hazard a guess
about what the bug is anyway: EXA callbacks that use the devPrivate.ptr
of a pixmap. Try disabling EXA.
>> 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
>> think
>> 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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