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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:19 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] SiS 771/671 Graphics Card and xorg 1.5 upgrade Reply with quote

I have a SiS 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter. With xorg version < 1.5 I was using the 2d driver from ubuntu (see this thread).

After updating to xorg 1.5 this driver did not work, and I have found a debian package xorg-driver-sis671_0.9_i386.deb that works.

These are the contents of the debian package:
Code:
usr
|-- lib
|   `-- xorg
|       `-- modules
|           `-- drivers
|               `-- sis671_drv.so
`-- share
    |-- bug
    |   `-- xorg-driver-sis671
    |       `-- script -> ../xserver-xorg-core/script
    |-- doc
    |   `-- xorg-driver-sis671
    |       |-- changelog.Debian.gz
    |       |-- changelog.gz
    |       `-- copyright
    |-- man
    |   `-- man4
    |       `-- sis671.4.gz
    `-- xserver-xorg
        `-- pci
            `-- sis671.ids


I have copied sis671_drv.so into /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/. It is now working and I am describing the steps I followed on an article in the gentoo wiki.

My question:
What should I do with the rest of the files? I find it easier for future maintenance to only copy the driver file.

Mmmmm..... After having written the message looks that the proper solution would be to ask for a new ebuild in bugzilla.

Cheers!
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