SIS 771/671 VGA driver on Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

Dedicated for fellow fighters who relentlessly search for an answer on reviving old notebooks with cursed SIS Mirage 3+ 771/671 on-board VGA driver by installing shiny Xubuntu 18.04 LTS (the latest LTS when this article was written). Simply download this tar.gz file, extract 3 files (sisimedia_drv.so, sisimedia_drv.la, xorg.conf), then copy them to respected locations:

  • /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/sisimedia_drv.la
  • /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/sisimedia_drv.so
  • /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Restart then enjoy! 🍻

Tested on Xubuntu 18.04 X.Org 1.19.6.1

In case you are wondering, I decided to revive this old machine simply because it is my very first notebook that I bought with my own money. Well, to be exact I borrowed my parent’s money, then repaid it within few months using my tiny salary. Despite of its unpopular brand and horrible graphic card, it’s still working fine & physically looks mint after 10+ years 🥰

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