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    Phoronix: Before Ending 2019, Vintage SiS X.Org Driver Sees A New Release

    xf86-video-sis 0.12.0 is available this week as a new version of the SiS display driver for X.Org systems in supporting Silicon Integrated Systems' display hardware...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...deo-sis-0.12.0

  • #2
    Very newsworthy changes:
    Enable SISGAMMARAMP macro on X.Org X Server
    Fix for xf86InterceptSigIll() discontinuation in X Server 1.20
    Do not call xf86DisableRandR() for X Server 1.20

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    • #3
      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
      But taking two years to issue a compatible driver (and months after Kevin did the v0.11 release) seem to indicate there is little to no one actually still making use of this driver and if so not updating their software stacks.
      Not necessarily, sometimes people just use workarounds and live with the broken experience.

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      • #4
        This warms my heart

        This hardware is still perfectly suitable for many use cases.

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        • #5
          Shame there's no 3D support, then again LLVMPipe on a Core 2 Duo may be faster.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by monkeynut View Post
            Shame there's no 3D support
            And no Vulkan! ;-)

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            • #7
              Kudos to Kevin, again. These chips were fairly frequent in use in low end / office computers at the time, even some thin clients.
              Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!

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