Ubuntu MATE compatibility: SiS 661/671


I’ve tried to use Ubuntu MATE 14.04 on a laptop with a SiS 661/671 graphics card. Installation went smoothly, but when I booted into the desktop, I couldn’t change at a resolution higher than 800x600. After some research, I found out that the culprit was Xorg, which would try to load a driver (xorg-video-sisimedia I think) for 12.04, because a newer version wouldn’t build against the newer xorg. I was forced to go with VESA, but I figured out that the videos on YouTube would lag unbearably. Changed my distro to Manjaro, and then Mageia, but to no avail.
Soon after I was forced to install Win7 for a school project, but I want back Ubuntu MATE.

Long story short: can Ubuntu MATE 15.04 support this card with a native driver?

My specs:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.2 GHz
GPU: SiS 661/671 Integrated Graphics Adapter
HDD: 120GB
Native Resolution: 1280x800

Thanks in advance,


if you PM me with your Email address, I have 2 old SIS deb packages which may/may not help!. :smiley:

Thanks, but I think it’s better practice to post the files on the forum, in case somebody else needs them.

Okay, how do I upload files to the forum?, I don’t have a server and I’m not leaving my PC on 24/7. :smiley:

After a brief search, it looks like you can’t, but you can upload them on a dropbox, google drive etc. and post the links. :smiley:

Hi lightspot21,

sorry but I don’t do any of the above, I have sooooooo many other accounts and I really don’t need any more!.

The offer still stands if you want the files, if you have those types of accounts, you can upload the files yourself!. :smiley:

Okay then! I’ll be sending you a PM with an email address and I’ll upload them on a Mega. :wink:

Edit: Here are the files for whoever else needs them:

Haven’t tested them though, as I don’t have my laptop available right now, but I’ll respond asap.

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Thanks lightspot21. :smiley: