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Old 03-17-2005, 12:46 PM   #1
Ephracis
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Support for a VIA Unichrome IGP


I am getting a laptop next week and I have read about some problems with the video card that comes with it. The computer is an Acer Aspire 1362LC and it has a VIA Unichrome IGP integrated in the VIA K8N800 chipset. I wondered if anyone has any experience with this video card and if you were able to the drivers working. I would really want to be able to use the TV-out in X without having to install Windows. :P
 
Old 03-18-2005, 06:36 AM   #2
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Your best chance is to ask on the Unichrome mailing-list. Main site is here:
http://unichrome.sourceforge.net/

Else you may want to check VIA proprietary drivers, even though they're less secure, and work on a limited set of linux distributions. ViaArena forums might give some indications...
http://forums.viaarena.com/categorie...d=28&forumid=1

Good luck.

Yves.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 07:54 PM   #3
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http://tuxmobil.org/acer.html

The above link should give you everything you need. It helped me quite a bit.

Cheers,

Bill D-G
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