Originally posted by tw001_tw
This is just a wild guess, but I thinik ( and I stress the word 'think' ), that when you
lspci and you get a " Unknown device xxxx ", (xxxx = device number) it means that
the kernel does not support the device.
You may need to find a kernel patch for the device, OR upgrade the kernel maybe?
What kernel are you running? IF slack 10.0 (under your name), you still have the
You are right, I get that with lspci
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 3108 (rev 01)
I have upgraded my kernel to 126.96.36.199 and I there are no support for the chipset by default. BUT, I have compiled two modules (drm and via). Drm was already in the kernel but under drm there was no via, so I replaced them both as a how-to said I should do. Both modules load fine, I modprobe via and then both via and drm are loaded. Here is what that action leaves in dmesg:
[drm] Initialized drm 1.0.0 20040925
PCI: Unable to reserve mem region #1:4000000@f0000000 for device 0000:01:00.0
[drm] Initialized via 2.5.0 20050314 on minor 0: PCI device 1106:3108 (VIA Technologies, Inc.)
[drm] Used old pci detect: framebuffer loaded