antiX19 – will support come for Sis graphics cards ?

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    Following successful installation & functioning of antiX17 on a Packard-Bell Easynote MX37 laptop, I thought I might try antiX19 beta3.
    However, though edition 19 booted to the desktop, there were clearly problems with the graphics, i.e. grey bars appearing on the screen.
    This laptop has a “Sis” graphics card, and I noted that antiX had mentioned known issues with this card.

    Recently, I had the same problem with another Debian10-based distros (Rpi Desktop for x86), so I’m assuming it’s a Debian10 issue, and therefore not
    a problem arising with the antiX19 software itself – is this correct? Is it a resolvable problem or is it one that we’re stuck with ?

    Many thanks in advance for your comments

    antix19.4-core+LXDE installed on the following:
    (2011) Samsung NP-N145 Plus – single-core CPU Intel Atom N455@1.66GHz, 2GB RAM, integrated graphics.
    (2008) Asus X71Q – dual CPU Intel T3200@2.0GHz, 4GB RAM. Graphics: Intel Mobile 4 Series (Integrated)
    (2007) Packard Bell Easynote MX37 (ALP-Ajax C3) – dual CPU Intel T2310@1.46GHz, 2GB RAM. Graphics: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671

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    It’s a kernel problem rather than a Debian one. There are resources online to show which kernel version you might need based on exactly what your graphics are. It’s unlikely that there will be automatic support in any newer distro I’m afraid.

    Chris

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    I had a computer with SIS Motherboard/graphics that I kept running for years because a German (I think) guy named Thomas Winischhofer made the necessary drivers. He had his own web-site. He retired/died/got married or otherwise ceased making the drivers so three years ago I reluctantly scrapped that motherboard. You can use it as a non-X machine, but there isn’t any graphics drivers coming any more.

    I found this at SIS support telling you which drivers are, or are not, supported for Linux although they seem to be using kernels 2.4….. and we’re now using 5 series.

    I also found git file amd these instructions. This github appears to mention the aforementioned Thomas Winischhofer. Good luck with it!

    Update: I forgot about sisctrl. You also need the program sisctrl and the drivers xf86-video-sisusb and xf86-video-sisimedia.

    Now I remember why I had my machine running on arch

    Also, reading that, you also need some kernel modules, and anti might need to know that if he’s compiling you a kernel for this machine.

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    UPDATE: June 1, 2021
    You may find a possible solution to this problem at:
    https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/sis-graphics-working-with-mx-but-not-antix/#post-60769

    • This reply was modified 6 months ago by mikey777.

    antix19.4-core+LXDE installed on the following:
    (2011) Samsung NP-N145 Plus – single-core CPU Intel Atom N455@1.66GHz, 2GB RAM, integrated graphics.
    (2008) Asus X71Q – dual CPU Intel T3200@2.0GHz, 4GB RAM. Graphics: Intel Mobile 4 Series (Integrated)
    (2007) Packard Bell Easynote MX37 (ALP-Ajax C3) – dual CPU Intel T2310@1.46GHz, 2GB RAM. Graphics: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671

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    I think you could try xorg package for sis 671:
    xserver-xorg-video-sis671

    More specific for SIS graphics.
    I suggested the vesa package to match the MX Linux experience, but if this SIS package works it should have better performance.

    antiX Live system enthusiast.
    General Live Boot Parameters for antiX.

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    I think you could try xorg package for sis 671:
    xserver-xorg-video-sis671

    More specific for SIS graphics.
    I suggested the vesa package to match the MX Linux experience, but if this SIS package works it should have better performance.

    Many thanks for this suggestion Xecure – I installed xserver-xorg-video-sis671 and, like you, expected it to work but it didn’t. So I’ll stay with xserver-xorg-video-vesa, which works fine.

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 4 weeks ago by mikey777.

    antix19.4-core+LXDE installed on the following:
    (2011) Samsung NP-N145 Plus – single-core CPU Intel Atom N455@1.66GHz, 2GB RAM, integrated graphics.
    (2008) Asus X71Q – dual CPU Intel T3200@2.0GHz, 4GB RAM. Graphics: Intel Mobile 4 Series (Integrated)
    (2007) Packard Bell Easynote MX37 (ALP-Ajax C3) – dual CPU Intel T2310@1.46GHz, 2GB RAM. Graphics: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671

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    Well, it was worth a try. I am sorry it didn’t work out.

    Luckily the vesa driver works OK, so it should hold for now.

    My compliments for taking the time for testing, even if it was fruitless.

    antiX Live system enthusiast.
    General Live Boot Parameters for antiX.

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    Xecure,

    Will the ISO “antiX-19-legacy-bet2_386-base.iso” you built works on do mikey777 notebook?

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mnCagEWSsjMvqJxjdT1SGyhcZR6BEEFV/view
    antiX-19-legacy-bet2_386-base.iso (732M)

    marcelocripe
    (Original text in Brazilian Portuguese language)

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    Xecure,

    Será que a ISO “antiX-19-legacy-bet2_386-base.iso” que você construiu funciona no notebook do mikey777?

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mnCagEWSsjMvqJxjdT1SGyhcZR6BEEFV/view
    antiX-19-legacy-bet2_386-base.iso (732M)

    marcelocripe
    (Texto original em idioma Português do Brasil)

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    Will the ISO “antiX-19-legacy-bet2_386-base.iso” you built works on do mikey777 notebook?

    mikey777 uses a custom antiX core + LXDE system, so they need to solve the video issue on this specific system and not re-install antiX from scratch and have to re-enable all their changes.

    antiX Live system enthusiast.
    General Live Boot Parameters for antiX.

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