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Old 01-29-2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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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 ?
Old 01-29-2008, 06:34 PM   #2
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You would get a better answer if you ask this question in Debian mailing list, or Openchrome mailing list. is just a big lounge for problems with linux, with different corners allotted for different distros. Your question is too specific
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Re: xserver-xorg-video-via
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

$ apt-cache policy 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:>>>

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