Hereby I post my script as attachment for installing and compiling the open source OpenChrome graphical driver for via Chipsets.
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To install on Hardy:
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-openchrome
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To install on Gusty:
HOW TO: Compiling and Installing the OpenChrome Graphical VIA Driver
#Date: 17-03-07 / 08-06-07 / 17-06-07 /26-07-2007 /31-07-2007
#Date: 21-10-07 / 25-10-07 / 05-11-07 / 08-11-07 / 06-03-2008
#Description: Install openchrome video drivers from cvs source
These script has both community support and commercial support.
Please post all your feedback about this script so I can continuously keep improving it.
I hope this script will help a lot of people!
Where to find support if the driver installed but did not work:
To test if the openchrome driver is working after restart of the xserver:
(II) LoadModule: "openchrome"
grep openchrome /var/log/Xorg.0.log
direct rendering: Yes
glxinfo | grep render
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI UniChrome 20060710 x86/MMX/SSE2
To disable 3D rendering add the following in you xorg.conf file. 3D is causing instability on some of the openchrome systems.
To find information about the openchrome driver options that can be used, please read the following man page.
The 2D openchrome driver is NOT responsible for the 3D MESA driver. The 3D MESA driver does not support some of the textures necessary to be able to run desktop effects like compiz. So its currently impossible to have desktop effects with via chipsets. The only good solution for this is to make VIA release documentation about there chipsets so developers can create working software. So first ask VIA to release documentation and then ask developers to use this documentation, not the other way around.
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