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:
Restart then enjoy! ?
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 ?
- Original source https://www.vivaolinux.com.br/artigo/Como-instalar-o-driver-da-placa-de-video-SiS-771671-no-Ubuntu-1804?pagina=2
- Github post pointing to the source https://gist.github.com/fevangelou/46a2885233c45011ad5c8752f18eac73#gistcomment-2978369