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Old 06-25-2010, 07:59 AM
Mark Widdicombe
 
Default SiS 671/771 Graphics Ubuntu 10.04

G'day all,

I have just "upgraded" to Ubuntu 10.04. For some reason or another it cannot load the video driver. I get the following error:-

UBUNTU IS RUNNING IN LOW-GRAPHICS MODE

The following error was encountered. You may need to update your configuration to solve this.

(EE) Failed to load .usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/sisimedia_drv.so
(EE) Failed to load module sisimedia (loader failed, 7)
(EE) No devices detected

The driver does exist in /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers.

Here is an extract from my /etc/X11/xorg.conf:-

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1280x800"
HorizSync 28.8-90
VertRefresh 60

# Monitor preferred modeline (60.0 Hz vsync, 49.2 kHz hsync, ratio 16/10, 98 dpi)
ModeLine "1280x800" 68.9 1280 1304 1336 1400 800 804 808 820 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_120" 181.21 1280 1376 1520 1760 800 801 804 858 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_100" 147.89 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 848 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_85" 123.38 1280 1368 1504 1728 800 801 804 840 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_75" 107.21 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 835 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_60" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_50" 68.56 1280 1336 1472 1664 800 801 804 824 -HSync +Vsync
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]"
BoardName "SiS SiS 670 / 671-based cards"
Driver "sisimedia"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

This worked properly on 9.10

Any assistance will be much appreciated.

Regards,
Mark

PS. Sorry for the long extract--I only have access to email on this machine, not internet, so I can't post it online.


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Old 06-25-2010, 04:46 PM
NoOp
 
Default SiS 671/771 Graphics Ubuntu 10.04

On 06/25/2010 12:59 AM, Mark Widdicombe wrote:
> Failed to load .usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/sisimedia_drv.so

Note: you'll need internet access to view/read these:

Maybe of intererest:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=958967&page=37
[SiS 771/671 Mirage 3 Video Drivers!?!?]
<https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-sis/+bug/301958?comments=all>
[[needs-packaging] no working driver for sis 671/771 video cards]
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-sis
<https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-sis/+bug/594227>
[package xserver-xorg-video-sis 1:0.10.1-2 failed to install/upgrade:]

That last one indicates that the sis drivers may mail on some upgrades.
You might try all of the following in order:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
$ sudo apt-get install -f
$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-sis
xserver-xorg-video-sisusb

that will load sis_drv.so and sisusb_drv.so. Try those instead. Change
your xorg to:
Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]"
BoardName "SiS SiS 670 / 671-based cards"
Driver "sis"
Option "DPMS"

(Note: I've not tried as I do not have the chipset)

Or, optionally, rename your xorg.conf to xorg.conf_karmic then reboot &
let lucid configure the video without the xorg.conf.


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Old 06-28-2010, 05:06 AM
Mark Widdicombe
 
Default SiS 671/771 Graphics Ubuntu 10.04

> On 06/25/2010 12:59 AM, Mark Widdicombe wrote:
> > Failed to load .usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/sisimedia_drv.so
> <snip>
> that will load sis_drv.so and sisusb_drv.so. Try those instead. Change
> your xorg to:
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "device1"
> VendorName "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]"
> BoardName "SiS SiS 670 / 671-based cards"
> Driver "sis"
> Option "DPMS"
>
> (Note: I've not tried as I do not have the chipset)
>
> Or, optionally, rename your xorg.conf to xorg.conf_karmic then reboot &
> let lucid configure the video without the xorg.conf.

Thanks Noop, Ifound that the sisimedia driver I had been using on 9.10 doesn't work anymore. Sis671_drv.so works (although without 3D). Thanks for your help.

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