View Full Version : [SOLVED] VIA CN 896 & OpenGL 2

March 2nd, 2011, 10:27 AM
Hi there,

I successfully installed Zephael's drivers (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10242822&postcount=569) on Linux Mint 10 (Ubuntu 10.10).
Following his descriptions and looking for some information about Modelines (http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/XServer_Modelines) I managed Compiz working on my Amilo Pro V3515. :smile:
But now I'd like to use apps like Celestia that do need OpenGL 2.
That's why I'm searching for a possibility to get the VIA Chrome 9 driver compatible to OpenGL 2.:confused:

Thanks for your effort

March 9th, 2011, 08:53 PM
Hello again,

no answers yet...
I think it's impossible. So I'm glad that the driver supports OpenGL 1.4 and Compiz is running.


March 11th, 2011, 07:31 AM
Strange, that it's only me posting here.
Anyway, if someone wants to know here are some articles related to that issue:
VIA's Open Linux Graphics Driver Has Been Defenestrated (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODk4Nw) [Phoronix]

You'll find additional information about the VIA drivers issue on this site. I'm going to close this thread.