Bug 504488 - xorg sis driver doesn't work correctly on D201GLY integrated video card
xorg sis driver doesn't work correctly on D201GLY integrated video card
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-sis (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: Patch, Reopened, Triaged
: 651615 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2009-06-07 09:12 EDT by Igor Mammedov
Modified: 2015-02-18 06:59 EST (History)
6 users (show)

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: 651615 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2015-02-18 06:59:18 EST
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working sis driver source (1.43 MB, application/x-gzip)
2009-06-07 09:15 EDT, Igor Mammedov
no flags Details
Patched driver that works with sis662 on Xorg 1.9 (1.58 MB, application/x-gzip)
2011-03-13 15:26 EDT, Igor Mammedov
no flags Details
RHEL6.2 SiS662 x86_64 binary video driver from aur.archlinux.org (276.82 KB, application/x-gzip)
2011-12-23 16:45 EST, valery.kirichenko
no flags Details
Total patch to compile SiS driver web24.server5.publicompserver.de/linux/sis/xf86-video-sis671-0.9.1.tar.gz on RHEL6.2 xorg 1.10.4 (33.80 KB, patch)
2011-12-24 12:46 EST, valery.kirichenko
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Igor Mammedov 2009-06-07 09:12:41 EDT
Description of problem:
a lot of noise on the screen mostly grouped to several vertical bands.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
set a high resolution (1024x768 or higher)

Expected results:
no noise

Additional info:
I've finely found working driver at http://launchpadlibrarian.net/24820246/xorg-driver-sis671_0.9.tar.gz
Commented out lines 3330-3333 in src/sis_driver.c to allow usage of sis662
This driver somewhat newer than a fedora's driver.
It would be nice if fedora's sis driver worked out of box. 
Modified driver is attached.
Comment 1 Igor Mammedov 2009-06-07 09:15:23 EDT
Created attachment 346782 [details]
working sis driver source
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2009-11-05 13:30:52 EST
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages. For packages from updates-testing repository you can use command

yum upgrade --enablerepo='*-updates-testing'

Alternatively, you can also try to test whether this bug is reproducible with the upcoming Fedora 12 distribution by downloading LiveMedia of F12 Beta available at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ . By using that you get all the latest packages without need to install anything on your computer. For more information on using LiveMedia take a look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD .

Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.

If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

[This is a bulk message for all open Fedora Rawhide Xorg-related bugs. I'm adding myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]
Comment 4 Christian 2009-11-18 17:22:58 EST
The "xorg-driver-sis671-0.9.tar.gz" found and modified by Igor Mammedov 
compiled & worked fine on Fedora 11 but does not compile anymore on F12

   sis.h:74:27: error: xf86Resources.h: No such file or directory

It seems that the package xorg-x11-server-Xorg Version: 1.6.4 used in F11 
have some differences with the version: 1.7.1 used in F12 regarding the file 

On F11 the file xf86Resources.h was supplied by these two packages :


On F12 the file xf86Resources.h is not part of these 3 packages :


Other info : The standart RPM "xorg-x11-drv-sis-0.10.2-1.fc12.x86_64" 
does not work for Fedora 12 (display vertical noisy lines).

I am using the stock F12 kernel with D201GLY2 Mobo
with the IGP [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter 
01:00.0 0300: 1039:6330 (rev 04)

Let me know if you need other info

Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2010-02-26 07:16:12 EST
Could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

[Note please, that this is machine generated comment for large amount of bugs; due to some technical issues, it is possible we've missed some of the responses -- it is happens, please, just a make a comment about that; that we will see. Thank you]
Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2010-05-10 19:10:47 EDT
Since there are insufficient details provided in this report for us to investigate the issue further, and we have not received feedback to the information we have requested above, we will assume the problem was not reproducible, or has been fixed in one of the updates we have released for the reporter's distribution.

Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the latest update of their distribution, and if this issue turns out to still be reproducible in the latest update, please reopen this bug with additional information.

Comment 7 Igor Mammedov 2011-03-13 15:12:17 EDT
Got my hands on D201GLY again. FC14 system supplied driver doesn't work with it. Symptoms the same as in previous versions of sis driver (i.e. vertical stripes of noise on display).

After some searching, I've found driver that works with it, after commenting out lines: 3360-3363.

Download driver source and patches from:
Comment 8 Igor Mammedov 2011-03-13 15:26:18 EDT
Created attachment 484037 [details]
Patched driver that works with sis662 on Xorg 1.9

Patched and commented specified above lines. So that it won't be lost and would be easily found here by suffering D201GLY owners.
Comment 9 mdidomenico 2011-12-17 21:26:59 EST
Is there any chance that this could be backported to RHEL 6?  I have a few D201GLY boards with SIS vga chipset's that I use.  I've tried just about every recent distro Fedora 16, RHEL 6.2 Ubuntu 11.10(?), and debian.  All of them seem to suffer from the same vertical noise on the screen.

The vesa driver seems to clear the vertical noise, but does not allow me to spin up 1440x900 resolution (my monitor).

I have not been able to get the attached patched driver to compile, I'm missing some dependencies somewhere, which I cannot figure out.
Comment 10 valery.kirichenko 2011-12-23 16:26:50 EST
Working driver for RHEL 6.2
To get all dependencies,   try to compile sis driver from source.rpm for RHEL6.2 
rpmbuild -ba  xorg-x11-drv-sis.spec
and system ask you install all rpm you need and give you a list of rpm.
Comment 11 valery.kirichenko 2011-12-23 16:45:28 EST
Created attachment 549387 [details]
RHEL6.2 SiS662 x86_64 binary video driver from aur.archlinux.org
Comment 12 valery.kirichenko 2011-12-24 12:46:16 EST
Created attachment 549447 [details]
Total patch to compile SiS driver web24.server5.publicompserver.de/linux/sis/xf86-video-sis671-0.9.1.tar.gz on RHEL6.2 xorg 1.10.4

Summary of 6 patches from ??? people
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Comment 14 Adam Jackson 2013-12-09 12:30:14 EST
*** Bug 651615 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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