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Re: How to configure Xorg to use [proprietary] Sis 771 driver on Guix?

From: znavko
Subject: Re: How to configure Xorg to use [proprietary] Sis 771 driver on Guix?
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:53:02 +0000

Thank you, Tobias!
I'll try to use that. As I understand I need to write driver package definition 
using Guix Manual #Defining-Packages.
Is there some difficulties with driver packages?

June 16, 2019 4:08 PM, "Tobias Geerinckx-Rice" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Ehlo Znavko,
> address@hidden wrote:
>> oops, not sure it is intel.
> SiS[0] is not Intel. They're a Taiwanese company whose graphics
> division later became the ill-fated XGI for a while.
> Takes me back… :-)
>> here i've placed driver
> As was to be expected, that's not free software (or even open
> source) (or even source).
> You're probably breaking the law by even hosting that link:
> there's no licence to be found anywhere, let alone one allowing
> redistribution.
> This is why proprietary software sucks.
>> Can anybody write package definition ?
> Considering the fact that this is a 10-year-old binary blob for
> use with >10-year old, that it would be illegal to host the
> origin unless you find a licence permitting that (unlikely), and
> that it has 0% chance of ever making it into Guix proper, you're
> very unlikely to find a volunteer to do this for you. And this
> mailing list or any other Guix project channel would not be an
> appropriate place to find them. Sorry.
> On a more positive note: have you looked at
> (or
> As you can see by the number of patches at that first link,
> keeping such old hardware working with modern software presents
> plenty of challenges—without adding those of binary blobs :-)
> T G-R
> [0]:

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