On Sat, 2013-09-28 at 10:16 -0500, Bob Tracy wrote: > On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 02:29:05PM +0100, Jurij Smakov wrote: > > On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 10:26 PM, Julien Cristau <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote: > > > (...) > > > xserver-xorg-video-sis > > > (...) > > 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". This sounds like a good reason to remove it, unless both vesa and fbdev also fail on this hardware. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings The world is coming to an end. Please log off.
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