video problems

Asked by chris haggart on 2012-04-17

the video was working with last release of ubuntu but since i updated it does not function correctly. Wether it be treaming or watching saved .avi files the video shows up for half a second then goes black all while audio is still playing in backround. Please help im way up north and need to watch movies on laptop!!

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2012-04-17
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2017-04-08

Can you give the output of;

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

Please give more details in future :)

chris@chris-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a
[sudo] password for chris:
  *-display UNCLAIMED
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter
       vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 vga_controller cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:e8000000-efffffff memory:e2100000-e211ffff ioport:a000(size=128)
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric

Sorry still trying to get to know linux been a windows person for too long!
Linux chris-laptop 3.0.0-19-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 5 18:21:13 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

sorry for breaking that message up my little not was suppose to be after all the terminal text.

Oh jeez these things are always hell. You will not get 3D acceleration with this chip but you will get ok 2D performance.

Run:

gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and add the below lines:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "sis"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
HorizSync 30-80
VertRefresh 56-75
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768"
EndEubSection
EndSection

Save the new file, close gedit and reboot. Prey to the great penguin in the sky.

If you get no desktop, reboot and hold SHIFT, select recovery mode, select root and run:

mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_old; reboot.

Note: the X in X1 is capitalized. this MUST be adhered to in all cases.

mike (kc7noa) said : #6

This is not working for me ....
Any other ideas ...

*-display UNCLAIMED
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter
       vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 vga_controller cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:c0000000-c7ffffff memory:cfee0000-cfefffff ioport:cc00(size=128)

kc7noa@kc7noaavera:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial
kc7noa@kc7noaavera:~$ uname -a
Linux kc7noaavera 4.4.0-71-generic #92-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 24 12:58:08 UTC 2017 i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux
kc7noa@kc7noaavera:~$

Add:
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"

under the line:
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"

Reboot to test

Sorry, under:
Driver "sis"

mike (kc7noa) said : #9

ok, still made no difference ...

Does it make a difference if its Lubuntu rather than Ubuntu?

Doesn't make a difference. Xorg is Xorg.

mike (kc7noa) said : #11

This did work ...

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2339658

sudo apt-get install build-essential xorg-dev
cd ~/ #or whatever directory you want to use for this build
wget http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/individual/driver/xf86-video-sis-0.10.9.tar.bz2
tar xjf xf86-video-sis-0.10.9.tar.bz2
cd xf86-video-sis-0.10.9/
./configure --prefix=/usr
make
sudo make install

Not sure if there is anything better ...

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