I believe I have openchrome installed correctly. But I'm having trouble getting X to play nice with it. When starting X with the via driver I get a blank screen. And it stays blank when I Cntrl+Alt+Backspace out of X.
Normally if it was just blank while in X it would be the monitor refresh rates. But it doesn't appear to be that. When it stays blank afterwords, that's normally an issue with the via driver itself. Which can sometimes be overcome by putting some magic words into your X configuration. Like Option "XAANoSolidRectFill" "on" (or something similar) that I had to do for an i845G chipset.
I've tried several magic words but have not appeased the X gods. To include the following:
Option "PciRetry" "true"
Option "VBEModes" "true"
Option "EnableAGPDMA" "true"
Option "DisableIRQ" "true"
Option "SWCursor" "true"
I've set it up pretty much word for word from this documentation.
And everything appears to be a go, except for not being able to get it in a useable state. Using the VBEModes option seems to lock up the keyboard, although not consistently.
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [S3 Unichrome] Integrated Video (rev 01)
01:00.0 0300: 1106:7205 (rev 01)
It's a [KM400/A] VT8378 type host board.
cpu - AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3000+
bogomips - 4203.01
ram - 512MB
I've tried various BIOS/CMOS changes like setting video ram to 64MB and from PCI to AGP/Onboard. But that hasn't helped either. The same xorg.conf works fine when using the vesa driver. I'm trying to overcome another issue by using the via driver so just using vesa isn't ideal at this time.