Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72255
[patch] Error in module SiS_driver.so
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:48 EDT
This is my /etc/sysconfig/hwconf file
>driver: Card:SiS 6326
>desc: "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]|86C326 5598/6326"
>This is the error i get
>SiS driver: out of video memory
>fatal error in sis_driver.so
>xscreenserver 15:46:22 0: child pid 17878
>(glsnake) exited abnormally (code -1).
I see this too.
How about telling me exactly what XFree86 RPM packages are installed.
For instance, XFree86-4.2.0-67. But I've seen this for a while.
twaugh) sorry... I was asking firstname.lastname@example.org what he had installed..
I should have been more clear perhaps.
This bug report currently contains no useful information to be able
to do anything about the problem or debug it. Someone needs to provide
useful and detailed information, including the usual logs/configs, etc.
or I can't really even look into it at all.
I also have no SiS hardware to even try to reproduce. So the more
info supplied, the better chances of me seeing something in the driver
code that might be obvious.
A backtrace or gdb debugging session would also be nice if possible.
Additionally... this could be the problem Alan is seeing on SiS.
I've put a few SiS patches in my latest builds I forgot to mention.
Without someone able to test them though, I can't do much.
Created attachment 73464 [details]
output of 'strace /usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver/atlantis' with XFree86-4.2.0-67.6, kernel-2.4.18-12.4
Since this is coming from a module I don't really see how to get a gdb trace.
Let me know what else you want.
Okay, this is actually a redhat-config-xfree86 problem.
To fix this I had to start redhat-config-xfree86 (System Settings->Display),
and click on the 'Advanced' tab. The 'Enable Hardware 3D Acceleration'
checkbox was greyed out, but the checkbox was ticked. I clicked on
'Configure' in the video card section, changed the driver to 'mga', and
clicked OK, so that the checkbox was sensitive. Then I unchecked it, and
changed the driver back to 'sis'.
Now it works. So redhat-config-xfree86 should uncheck the checkbox as well as
Created attachment 73484 [details]
This patch fixes it for me.
Patch applied in r-c-x 0.6.5.
Can someone with the SiS problems confirm that this new package fixes things?
Works for me.