I was working on an old notebook which has the dreaded “SIS 671 graphics card” on it, guess what, it won’t boot with Ubuntu 15.10, 14.04 installs but leaves it with a res of 600 X 400 although it started with 800 X 600!.
So, this is a request to natively support SIS graphics cards from Ubuntu (Mate) 16.04 onwards.
I tried the following thread but to no avail and it is way too much for a noob to follow anyway!:
Before I hear someone scream: " it isn’t possible", I ended up installing PCLinuxOS LXDE and Rosa LXQT on the rig and both worked out of the box, PCLinuxOS LXDE is the (very) slightly better of the two graphics wise but Rosa LXQT looks better!. The user doesn’t need to do anything as the drivers automatically install !.
Mods, if this is placed in the wrong location, please move it to the correct one thanks!.
Your inclusion of the SIS drivers in UM 16.04 would please an awful lot of people and win over users to Ubuntu Mate!.
As a footnote, I did not try out the dev version of Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on the rig as I needed to get it finished and I didn’t want to leave the guy (who is a Linux noob) with a dev version of Linux!.