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Old 09-01-2004, 03:47 PM   #1
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CLE266 Chipset and SUES 9.x


Hi
I'm using the VIA ITX mainboard type PD6000E. I would like to operate this with Suse Linux 9.0 Professional (and KDE) - should be standard.
The VESA driver I installed for the graphics does not fully support CLE266.

Question: Is there am updated driver for CLE266 under Suse 9.0 or 9.1 ?

mayn thanks for helping
 
Old 09-01-2004, 05:57 PM   #2
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I don't know the answer, but good sources of information are the VIA linux forum:

http://forums.viaarena.com/categorie...d=28&forumid=1

and the EPIA wiki:

http://www.epiawiki.org/wiki/tiki-index.php
 
Old 09-02-2004, 09:49 AM   #3
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thanks, but it really seams to be very complicated to install the driver(s).
Any idea how ?

thanks !
 
Old 09-02-2004, 05:12 PM   #4
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VIA has a page specifically for linux video drivers at

http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=325

but they don't seem to have caught up with SuSE v9 yet. What feature did you specifically want to use? Framebuffer, X11 or hardware mpeg2 decoding?
 
Old 09-03-2004, 10:24 AM   #5
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Hi maroonbaboon

I appreciate your help...
this is also a problem, which driver do I need ? I would like to have graphics with Hardware acceleration, i.e. to watch DVD and Video from HD, so I guess also the MPEG decoder is nice. Framebuffer doesn't sound too good, I guess X11 ?
As you see I'm a Windows user and really used to have almost zero troubles with installing drivers. I must say with driver support linux is really behind - what a pitty.
I have allready downloaded the file Linux XFree86 (not kernel dependent) 06/09/2004 clexf40043.zip (http) and tried to install but it won't work. It seams to be the wrong kernel because the script won't run trough.
Am I on the right way ?
regards
 
Old 09-03-2004, 08:52 PM   #6
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If you are not familiar with compiling the kernel/drivers in linux this is probably not a very good place to start. You are right about driver support. Some manufacturers make the situation worse by not releasing hardware specs and interfaces. Until recently VIA was one of these.

In fact framebuffer mode is good for watching movies. If you see the penguin as the system boots then you are using the framebuffer. KDE has the console as one of the login options, and you can try mplayer or whatever from there. I found I could watch an MPEG4 full-screen with an M10000 and just standard drivers.

Otherwise there is supposed to be a special version of Xine supplied by VIA which makes better use of the hardware, but I haven't tried it.

There are a couple of specialist EPIA distros around (www.freevix.org/forum/ and www.freepia.org) but they look like they are in a pretty rough state.
 
  


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