[clug] SIS 650 Laptop Video Card and Xfree86 4.3.0

Stephen Gibson stg121 at rsphysse.anu.edu.au
Mon Apr 14 07:45:48 EST 2003

Take a look at:


There are currently four groups of SiS VGA controllers:

    * The old series (5597/5598, 6326/AGP/DVD, 530, 620),
    * the 300 series (300, 540, 630/S/ST, 730),
    * the 315 series (315/E/H/PRO, 550, 650, 651, M650, 740), and
    * the Xabre series (330, 660).

I have not had the time to try these drivers,  but they look good. 

> I was wondering if anyone out there has got there SIS 650 working with xfree
> 4.3. I have read that 650 video card will be supported this time around.(non
> accelerated still... Thanks SIS!!)
> Any stories about this card and people generally running SIS lappy video
> cards will be rated. From what I've personally heard that SIS have no clue
> about supporting Linux what so ever. Keep away from SIS if you can. ;)

No much chance of this, SiS chipsets are used in quite a few laptops.

My Compaq 800AP runs fine with Linux (framebuffer video), except for the 
internal modem. 


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