Bug 88271 - sis-651 video card not detected
sis-651 video card not detected
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: hwdata (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2003-04-08 10:36 EDT by Bradley
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-21 17:48:33 EDT
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Cards database (81.85 KB, text/plain)
2003-05-21 17:54 EDT, Brent Fox
no flags Details
pcitable data (216.72 KB, text/plain)
2003-05-21 17:54 EDT, Brent Fox
no flags Details

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Description Bradley 2003-04-08 10:36:20 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030401

Description of problem:
SIS-65x graphics cards are supported in XFree-4.3.0, but redhat-config-xfree86
doesn't have that in the list, instead selecting the generic VESA driver when

I have an SIS-651 card, but the -650 doesn't appear in the list either.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a machine with an sis-650 family card
2. Run redhat-config-xfree86
3. Configure the video card

Actual Results:  SIS-651 not in the list, and not autoprobed.

Expected Results:  SIS-651 is selectable both manually, and is correctly detected.

Additional info:

See http://www.winischhofer.net/linuxsisvga.shtml for the list of supported cards.

lspci -n gives '01:00.0 Class 0300: 1039:6325', which is '01:00.0 VGA compatible
controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS650/651/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA
Display Adapter'

I did an FTP upgrade, so it was in text mode and therefore I don't know if the
graphical installer would have misdetected this too.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-05-21 17:16:09 EDT
What is the output of 'ddcprobe'?  (Must run as root)
Comment 2 Bradley 2003-05-21 17:21:39 EDT
Videocard DDC probe results
Description:  Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. 6325
Memory (MB):  16
Monitor DDC probe results
ID: GSM430b
Name: StudioWorks
Horizontal Sync (kHZ): 30-70
Vertical Sync (HZ)  : 50-160
Width (mm): 330
Height(mm): 250
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-05-21 17:48:33 EDT
Nevermind about the ddcprobe.

The problem was that a change needed to be made to pcitable and a new entry
created in Cards for the SiS 650 card.  Things should work in hwdata-0.81-1,
which should appear in Rawhide in a week or so.  

I don't have this card in house, so I can't test these changes out for sure.  I
would appreciate it if you could test on your machine to see if the
autodetection is fixed now.
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2003-05-21 17:54:02 EDT
Created attachment 91867 [details]
Cards database

Cards database
Comment 5 Brent Fox 2003-05-21 17:54:44 EDT
Created attachment 91868 [details]
pcitable data
Comment 6 Brent Fox 2003-05-21 17:55:25 EDT
Instead of waiting on Rawhide, you could copy those two files I just attached
into /usr/share/hwdata and see if the autodetection works now.
Comment 7 Brent Fox 2003-05-21 17:55:42 EDT
Please reopen this report if that doesn't fix the problem.
Comment 8 Bradley 2003-05-22 06:51:24 EDT
Yep, that works, thanks.

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