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

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Tue May 7 02:17:18 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.

This is the log file, search for [Ss][Ii][Ss]

Could you tell me what to test with specific commands?

>>> 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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