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port-i386/40433: X11 - module "sis" not working

>Number:         40433
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       X11 - module "sis" not working
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Jan 19 10:10:00 +0000 2009
>Originator:     Nino
>Release:        3.x, 4.x - this problem has persisted a long time
Dear Sir or Madam,

When I try to configure X11 on an Acer Aspire 3634 WLMi laptop, which has a SiS 
graphics adapter with 64MB and a native resolution of 1280x800, I only get a 
black screen when I choose the module sis. I can choose Vesa, and it will work, 
however not perfectly: I get a kind of horizontal "stripes" - where the 
resolution is expanded and condensed; it is actually quite hard to read longer 
texts with this. In Linux (Ubuntu 6.x, 7.x, 8.04 and Fedora 8) I do not have 
this problem. In FreeBSD after 6.2 I had problems, too, but I was told I should 
simply install xf86-video-sis-0.9.3_3.tbz, which indeed solved it.

- Apart from that, I neither have sound nor can I burn CDs or DVDs on this 
laptop, but this would be still acceptable if at least I could read texts.
Try to choose the module sis if you install X11 and have a sis graphics card.
Solution in FreeBSD: install xf86-video-sis-0.9.3_3.tbz.

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