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Old 12-22-2007, 02:36 AM   #1
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Exclamation VIA UniChrome Pro Display Driver ver 0.8


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VIA recently released their binary driver for their integrated graphics for linux. To install it:

1. I downloaded the driver from http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=2&Type=3.
2. Choose your distro.
3. Then pick Integrated Graphics.
4. Pick the appropriate driver category. If you are not sure which one, check this site http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx...ticleID=68&P=5.
5. Click on "Click here to begin free download." Save it.
6. Unzip the file.
7. Make a backup of your xorg.conf.
8. CD to the directory where you unzipped the file to.
9. Execute the *.run file. example "sudo sh VIA_U710_UniChrome-GFX-v40072d.run"
10. Ctrl-Alt-Bckspce
now i did the above mentined procedure but, i have three problems:-
1) weird errors like "libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x22"
2) my system freezes randomly,i even can't play a movie
3) corrupted textures even in 2d applications

My distro:Ubuntu 7.10
glxinfo
Code:
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x22
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x23
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x24
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x25
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x26
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x27
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x28
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x29
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2a
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2b
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2c
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2d
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2e
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2f
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x30
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, 
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_OML_swap_method, 
    GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, 
    GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group
client glx vendor string: SGI
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, 
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_allocate_memory, 
    GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer, GLX_MESA_swap_control, 
    GLX_MESA_swap_frame_usage, GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_OML_sync_control, 
    GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_SGI_video_sync, 
    GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, 
    GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap
GLX version: 1.2
GLX extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, 
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_swap_control, 
    GLX_MESA_swap_frame_usage, GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_SGI_swap_control, 
    GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, 
    GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group
OpenGL vendor string: VIA Technology
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI UniChrome (K8M800) 20060710 x86/MMX+/3DNow!+/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.2 Mesa 6.5.1
OpenGL extensions:
    GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multisample, GL_ARB_multitexture, 
    GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_texture_env_add, 
    GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat, 
    GL_ARB_texture_rectangle, GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_ARB_window_pos, 
    GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color, GL_EXT_blend_minmax, 
    GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_clip_volume_hint, 
    GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array, GL_EXT_convolution, GL_EXT_copy_texture, 
    GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_histogram, 
    GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_point_parameters, GL_EXT_polygon_offset, 
    GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color, 
    GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_EXT_subtexture, 
    GL_EXT_texture, GL_EXT_texture3D, GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, 
    GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine, 
    GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_texture_rectangle, 
    GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_APPLE_packed_pixels, GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip, 
    GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_MESA_window_pos, GL_NV_blend_square, 
    GL_NV_light_max_exponent, GL_NV_texture_rectangle, 
    GL_NV_texgen_reflection, GL_OES_read_format, GL_SGI_color_matrix, 
    GL_SGI_color_table, GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp, GL_SGIS_texture_lod

   visual  x  bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
 id dep cl sp sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
0x22 24 tc  1 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x23 24 tc  1 24  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x24 24 tc  1 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x25 24 tc  1 24  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x26 24 tc  1 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 32  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x27 24 tc  1 24  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  0  0 32  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x28 24 tc  1 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 24  8  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x29 24 tc  1 24  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  0  0 24  8  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x2a 24 tc  1 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x2b 24 tc  1 24  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  0  0  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x2c 24 tc  1 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x2d 24 tc  1 24  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x2e 24 tc  1 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 32  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x2f 24 tc  1 24  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  0  0 32  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x30 24 tc  1 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x31 24 tc  1 24  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  0  0 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x53 32 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 Ncon
Code:
user@MOODY-MACHINE:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf(5) manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
        # path to defoma fonts
        FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load    "i2c"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "ddc"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "vbe"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "dri"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "dbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "kbd"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc105"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Driver          "wacom"
        Identifier      "stylus"
        Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option          "Type"          "stylus"
        Option          "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"         # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Driver          "wacom"
        Identifier      "eraser"
        Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option          "Type"          "eraser"
        Option          "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"         # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Driver          "wacom"
        Identifier      "cursor"
        Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option          "Type"          "cursor"
        Option          "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"         # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Generic Video Card"
        BoardName   "via"
        VendorName  "VIA Tech"
        Driver "via"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Option          "DPMS"
        ModeLine "848x480" 47.4 848 888 976 1104 480 481 484 505
        ModeLine "1440x1050" 184.5 1440 1544 1704 1968 1050 1051 1054 1103
        ModeLine "1280x768" 118.5 1280 1368 1504 1728 768 769 772 807
        ModeLine "1440x1050" 160.0 1440 1536 1696 1952 1050 1051 1054 1096
        ModeLine "1280x768" 103.0 1280 1360 1496 1712 768 769 772 802
        ModeLine "1024x512" 53.3 1024 1072 1176 1328 512 513 516 535
        ModeLine "856x480" 41.3 856 888 976 1096 480 481 484 502
        ModeLine "848x480" 41.0 848 880 968 1088 480 481 484 502
        ModeLine "720x576" 42.6 720 760 832 944 576 577 580 602
        ModeLine "720x480" 34.9 720 752 824 928 480 481 484 502
        ModeLine "1920x1080" 172.9 1920 2043 2249 2578 1080 1081 1084 1118
        ModeLine "1440x1050" 126.2 1440 1536 1688 1936 1050 1051 1054 1087
        ModeLine "1440x900" 106.47 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -HSync +Vsync
        ModeLine "1366x768" 85.86 1366 1440 1584 1800 768 769 772 795 -HSync +Vsync
        ModeLine "1360x768" 85.50 1360 1392 1712 1744 768 783 791 807 +HSync +Vsync
        ModeLine "1280x768" 80.1 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 795
        ModeLine "1280x720" 74.6 1280 1341 1474 1688 720 721 724 746
        ModeLine "1024x512" 41.3 1024 1056 1160 1296 512 513 516 531
        ModeLine "856x480" 31.7 856 872 960 1064 480 481 484 497
        ModeLine "848x480" 31.5 848 864 952 1056 480 481 484 497
        ModeLine "800x480" 29.58 800 816 896 992 480 481 484 497
        ModeLine "720x576" 32.7 720 744 816 912 576 577 580 597
        ModeLine "720x480" 26.7 720 736 808 896 480 481 484 497
        #Refresh Rate 60Hz
        Identifier "MonitorGeneric Video Card"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "Generic Video Card"
    Monitor  "MonitorGeneric Video Card"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Modes  "1024x768"         
                Depth           1
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Modes  "1024x768"         
                Depth           4
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Modes  "1024x768"         
                Depth           8
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Modes  "1024x768"         
                Depth           15
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Modes  "1024x768"         
                Depth           16
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Modes  "1024x768"
                Depth           24
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Screen          "Default Screen"
        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
        InputDevice     "stylus"        "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice     "cursor"        "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice     "eraser"        "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Mode 0666
EndSection
My Xorg.log.0 file(posted on pastebin as max char limit was reached)


Is there anyone who tried the new driver, did this driver work for anyone.
ATM i am using the binary driver, as VIA gives the source too, so will compiling from source make a diffrence?

is there anyway i can make it work?

Last edited by gary4gar; 12-22-2007 at 02:38 AM.
 
Old 12-22-2007, 08:10 AM   #2
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Heh, I went the same road, and ended in unusable system, as you did.

So, I forgot VIA, went to http://openchrome.org/ and compiled OpenChrome drivers.

My laptop have Chrome 9 HC IGP on the VN896, and OpenChrome drivers (experimental branch) are working okay, but there's no 3D, and XV is a little buggy.
 
Old 04-18-2008, 10:48 PM   #3
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Heh, I went the same road, and ended in unusable system, as you did.

So, I forgot VIA, went to http://openchrome.org/ and compiled OpenChrome drivers.

My laptop have Chrome 9 HC IGP on the VN896, and OpenChrome drivers (experimental branch) are working okay, but there's no 3D, and XV is a little buggy.

I have downloaded the pack "xf86-video-openchrome-0.2.902.tar.gz", but I don't know how to install it.
 
Old 04-19-2008, 07:38 AM   #4
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Follow this howto, but skip 'Building the DRM kernel modules' section.
 
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Follow this howto, but skip 'Building the DRM kernel modules' section.

I tried, but got some error
....................
No package 'xorg-server' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables XORG_CFLAGS
and XORG_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.


My operating system is Linux FC7, and I have used it on another computer, whose video card is GeForce 7600, I have installed the driver for GeForce 7600 successfully.
So I'm puzzled that why this driver said that no package 'xorg-server' found.
 
Old 12-03-2008, 02:59 AM   #6
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Hello,
I encountered problems while trying to make these openchrome driver.
It seems that I don't have a xf86.h but where to get it from?


Here's the output of "./configure --prefix=/usr"
www.jaor.firehost.pl/configure.txt

and here's the "make" result..

www.jaor.firehost.pl/make.txt

I have a via vn896 chipset. And I'm struggling with it for a very long time ;-) I'd be glad for some help :-)
 
Old 12-03-2008, 05:04 AM   #7
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Well, as I can see (http://tinyurl.com/5zqz22) openchrome package is ready for your distribution (openSuse). Did you try it?
 
  


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