[clug] A desperate cry for the clue bat

Duncan Roe duncan_roe at acslink.net.au
Thu Oct 9 09:31:20 EST 2003

Hi Rob,

The SiS stuff is all written by Thomas Winischhofer <thomas at winischhofer.net>.

Have you tried getting the latest drivers from http://www.winischhofer.net?

I managed to get an old SIS6326 working with XFree86 Version 4.3.0 using
documentation and source from that site.

(Unlike your chip, the 6326 is supported purely by an X module, rather than a
Linux driver).

Hope this helps,

Cheers ... Duncan.

On Wed, Oct 08, 2003 at 01:12:17PM +1000, Bolin, Robert wrote:
> Hi all,
> I never thought I'd have to ask for this kind of help, but here goes: I need
> to be hit by the "Big Clue Bat" as to how to either roll back a debian
> upgrade (plus my attempts at fixing a problem with the X-server) or a way of
> installing a working version of debian stable or testing (with a working
> X-server) over the top of my current setup.
> Situation: I have been running Debian testing for a while now and everything
> was going fine, until recently. It seems that in the last "apt-get upgrade"
> the xserver was upgraded from 4.1 to 4.2, however the SiS driver that I've
> found for my SiS630 chipset won't work for some reason. Once I found this
> out I decided to try to downgrade back to the version I thought I needed,
> which, due to the miracles of the apt-get system, uninstalled a series of
> other applications - at this point in time I started progressing into a
> downward spiral that seems to be getting worse. I have also installed from
> source a number of other applications, languages and bits and pieces that I
> needed for Uni, so I'd prefer not to go the windoze route and do a clean
> install.
> I've tried RTFM but that doesn't seem to be getting me anywhere. Is there
> any help?
> Rob
> (Word to the wise: Avoid SiS chipsets like the plague - I've come to the
> realisation that under Linux, they are more trouble than they are worth...)
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