Package Details: xf86-video-sis 0.10.9.r7.ga50b2b3-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/xf86-video-sis.git (read-only)
Package Base: xf86-video-sis
Description: X.org SiS video driver
Upstream URL: https://xorg.freedesktop.org/
Licenses: custom
Groups: xorg-drivers
Conflicts: X-ABI-VIDEODRV_VERSION<24, X-ABI-VIDEODRV_VERSION>=25, xorg-server<1.20
Submitter: lordheavy
Maintainer: Lone_Wolf
Last Packager: Lone_Wolf
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.000018
First Submitted: 2017-01-14 20:27
Last Updated: 2018-07-07 14:25

Latest Comments

Lone_Wolf commented on 2018-07-07 14:26

Package builds and works with current xorg / mesa versions, although performance is not great.

Lone_Wolf commented on 2018-06-03 11:27

Work is going on to adapt this to work with xorg server 1.20.x . see https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=237632

thx1138 commented on 2017-04-04 21:26

A git bisect tracked this back to
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=90a545e981267e917b9d698ce07affd69787db87

The quick fix is the "iomem=relaxed" command line parameter, which will be required with the Arch kernels from 4.5 and later.

thx1138 commented on 2017-03-18 04:12

This driver works fine with the older linux-lts 4.4 kernels, but has a problem with later kernels, where the log ends with:

(EE) SIS(0): Unable to map FB aperture. Invalid argument (22)
(EE) SIS(0): **************************************************
(EE) SIS(0): ERROR:
(EE) SIS(0): SiSMapMem() failed
(EE) SIS(0): END OF MESSAGE
(EE) SIS(0): **************************************************

Something changed between the 4.4 and 4.5 kernels, if anyone wants to track it down, possibly related to libpciaccess.

For a compatible linux-lts 4.4 kernel, see:

https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/l/linux-lts/

Note that this driver does *not* use the kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/sis/sis.ko.gz module, and it is not needed.