Re: Removing old unmaintained X drivers
Op 28-09-13 17:16, Bob Tracy schreef:
> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 02:29:05PM +0100, Jurij Smakov wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 10:26 PM, Julien Cristau <email@example.com>wrote:
> The SiS chipset was, unfortunately, really popular with manufacturers of
> relatively expensive micro PeeCees (EzGo, Jadetec, etc.), which were
> essentially notebook hardware crammed into a small desktop case. Here's
> a link with good pics: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/smallest,530-2.html
> and see also http://www.snotmonkey.com/work/ezgo/ for detailed specs.
> It's based on the P4, and I've got one of them. Case has the footprint
> of a "shuttle", but is about half the height. If I *could* switch video
> cards, I'd do it in a heartbeat because SiS video cards have given me nothing
> but grief through the years.
> In the "unsolved wontfix" ubuntu bug list for the driver, mention is
> made of the fact XAA support went bye-bye, and the attempted use of EXA
> causes looping segfaults on X server startup. Only current workaround
> is to disable acceleration. Truly a case of "bad breath is better than
> no breath".
So the default configuration is broken and the xorg team no longer wants to maintain it. If you're willing to fix this
bug and maintain xxv-sis with uploads go right ahead, if not it just means that dropping is the right thing to do.