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roemisch 01-29-2008 03:39 PM

Why no Openchrome Debian package ?
 
Does anyone know, why the Openchrome graphics driver is not available as a Debian package ? Afaik it is opensource, so why isn't there any repository containing a precompiled binary ?

anupamsr 01-29-2008 05:34 PM

You would get a better answer if you ask this question in Debian mailing list, or Openchrome mailing list.

LQ.org is just a big lounge for problems with linux, with different corners allotted for different distros. Your question is too specific :)

craigevil 01-29-2008 07:21 PM

Re: xserver-xorg-video-via
Quote:

You can git unichrome and then dpkg-buildpackage it, at least you could
6months ago. It doesn't get much easier than that, apart from being
prepackaged already
Not Debian, but the directions and links will work just as well:
OpenChrome - Community Ubuntu Documentation
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenChrome

Quote:

$ apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-video-via
xserver-xorg-video-via:
Installed: 1:0.2.2-5
Candidate: 1:0.2.2-5

X.Org X server -- VIA display driver
This driver for the X.Org X server (see xserver-xorg for a further description) provides support for VIA/S3 CLE266/KM400/K8M800/UniChrome cards, which are frequently found in low-form-factor VIA motherboards, and in some laptops.
This driver also contains support for XvMC, the XVideo Motion Compensation extension. XvMC modules are provided in /usr/lib.
More information about X.Org can be found at: http://www.X.org> http://xorg.freedesktop.org> http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/xorg>


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