OpenChrome for OpenSUSE

OpenChrome project aims to deliver X.Org drivers supporting S3/VIA Unichrome and Unichrome Pro graphic cards. These Unichrome (Pro) cards are often found integrated on motherboards with various VIA chipsets.

News

[2007-10-18]
OpenChrome SVN 412 is now available for OpenSUSE 10.3 in both i386 and x86-64 (amd64) versions.
[2007-03-11]
OpenChrome SVN 302 is now available for both OpenSUSE 10.1 and OpenSUSE 10.2 in both i386 and x86-64 (amd64) versions.
New mailing list has been set up for announcements and discussions related to these packages.
[2006-12-08]
OpenChrome SVN 250 is now available for OpenSUSE 10.2 (i386)
[2006-12-07]
Updated to OpenChrome SVN 250 and latest X.org 6.9.0-50.24 from Suse updates.
Now available for both i586 and x86-64 architectures!
[2006-07-29]
Updated to OpenChrome SVN 208 and latest X.org 6.9.0-50.20 from Suse updates.

As a proper compilation of X.Org system isn't a trivial task find below the whole set of RPMs compiled for OpenSUSE 10.1 and OpenSUSE 10.2 with the latest OpenChrome driver (version SVN-412) included.

These RPMs are a drop-in replacement for OpenSUSE ones. Simply run rpm -Uvh --force <required-xorg-x11...rpms> and reconfigure /etc/X11/xorg.conf. If you don't know how or you find yourself in trouble go to OpenChrome for information. To get announcements of future updates to these packages subscribe to our mailing list.

If time permits I'll try to keep the packages in sync with future updates from OpenSUSE or OpenChrome. However no promises here...

Have you found these precompiled packages useful? If so please consider making a PayPal donation for author's expenses.

Last but not least: I provide no support for these RPMs! It is perfectly possible they will set your computer in fire, kill your dog or even bring your mother in law for visit! I warned you!!! ;-)

FAQ

FAQ.1 - What RPMs should I download and how to install them?
Run rpm -qa | grep xorg-x11 to get a list of all installed X.org packages. Then go to either OpenSUSE 10.1 or OpenSUSE 10.2 download area below and fetch the corresponding RPMs recompiled with via driver to an empty directory. Then install with rpm -Uvh *.rpm command as root.
FAQ.2 - What should I change in my system to enable this driver?
Open /etc/X11/xorg.conf, find Section "Device" and replace driver vesa or fbdev with via. Then restart your X.org.
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Generic Video Card"
        Driver          "vesa"
        Driver          "via"
        Option          "EnableAGPDMA" "On"
        BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection
FAQ.3 - With via driver I only get a black screen on my laptop. What's wrong?
On some laptops via driver initializes the external monitor first leaving laptop internal LCD screen black / blank. One solution is to disable external output (sometimes called CRT) in system BIOS or change order of LCD and CRT there. Another solution is to add Option "ForcePanel" to the above Device section. (thx br. Bonaventura for this hint).
FAQ.4 - It still doesn't work. What should I do?
You can ask a question in the discussion below but don't be surprised if you don't get an answer. Instead go to OpenChrome project homepage to get more accurate support.

Downloads

Have you found these precompiled packages useful? If so please consider making a PayPal donation for author's expenses.

Xorg 7.2 RPMs with OpenChrome driver for OpenSUSE-10.3
(download this single RPM and install with rpm -Fvh xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-189_openchrome412.i586.rpm)
File OpenSUSE-10.3/xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-189_openchrome412/RPMS/i586/xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-189_openchrome412.i586.rpm doesn't exist
File OpenSUSE-10.3/xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-189_openchrome412/RPMS/x86_64/xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-189_openchrome412.x86_64.rpm doesn't exist
Xorg 7.2 RPMs with OpenChrome driver for OpenSUSE-10.2
(download this single RPM and install with rpm -Fvh xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-33_openchrome302.i586.rpm)
File OpenSUSE-10.2/xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-33_openchrome302/RPMS/i586/xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-33_openchrome302.i586.rpm doesn't exist
File OpenSUSE-10.2/xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-33_openchrome302/RPMS/x86_64/xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-33_openchrome302.x86_64.rpm doesn't exist
Xorg 6.9.0 RPMs with OpenChrome driver for OpenSUSE-10.1
(download them all and then run rpm -Fvh * for installation)
xorg-x11-6.9.0-50.30 for i586
xorg-x11-6.9.0-50.30 for x86-64
Patch used to create the RPMs (instructions included)
(You don't need this unless you want to rebuild the package yourself. Instead use the prebuilt RPMs from the link above!)
For OpenSUSE 10.1: File OpenSUSE-10.1/xorg-x11-6.9.0-50.30/openchrome-412-xorg-x11-6.9.0-50.30.diff doesn't exist
For OpenSUSE 10.2: File OpenSUSE-10.2/xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-33_openchrome302/xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-33_openchrome302.diff doesn't exist
Place for your feedback...
sasel
27th August 2006 at 17:28
Works fine
THX for this Driver :-)
It works fine to me, but starting X takes 1 minute to start now.
29th August 2006 at 2:40
Re: Works fine
Hmm, strange. Works fine for me. What card model have you got?
twister
6th September 2006 at 8:57
not stable
It generally works, but crashes for example with flashplayer and freezes the computer with screensaver
8th September 2006 at 4:40
Re: not stable
Hmm strange. What chipset do you have? Works just fine on my CN400.
twister
20th September 2006 at 15:01
Re: Re: not stable
I have Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7310GW notebook with Unichrome KM400 chipset. Screensaver freezes only when Random option is selected, every other option works fine.
Solaris
21st September 2006 at 13:50
Re: Re: Re: not stable
This is a known issue since SuSE 10. It is not related specifically to the unichrome drivers. I have encountered this problem several times on machines I have shipped since SuSE 10.
25th September 2006 at 17:10
Can you generate the binaries for x86_64?
Can you generate the binaries for x86_64?
thanks!
17th October 2006 at 23:53
Re: Can you generate the binaries for x86_64?
Please... can you make this, I also need this rpm because I don´t have a internet connection, PLEASE... Thank you...
greetings from colombia.
PD: Sorry for my english
7th December 2006 at 3:37
Re: Re: Can you generate the binaries for x86_64?
OK guys, RPMs for x86-64 are now available as well.
7th December 2006 at 3:39
Re: Re: Re: Can you generate the binaries for x86_64?
BTW I hope you'll appreciate it by using the PayPal icon above as I did not need them for myself and build them especially for you ;-)
3rd March 2007 at 22:58
Re: Re: Re: Re: Can you generate the binaries for x86_64?
i cant find the download for the x86_64, i bet its right in front of my face but i don't see it anywhere.
26th September 2006 at 14:29
Thanks !
Thanks Michal ! I was happy Google found this !

According to Openchrome website there is:

openChrome X driver, XvMC driver and DRM source code

So is this just the first part ?

Still a newbie but I managed to get the latest V4L working last night (including dual HDTV card) and am working on the mplayer patch and install now !

Ian
20th October 2006 at 18:04
Just install RPMs or compile drivers ?
Do I compile the drivers (as stipulated in the diff file) or just install it ? In this last case Wich rpms do I install ?

Tx
7th December 2006 at 3:32
Re: Just install RPMs or compile drivers ?
Just install the RPMs provided unless you really want to recompile them yourself.

Simply download all RPMs from OpenSUSE-10.1//RPMS/i586 and then run "rpm -Fvh *"
10th November 2006 at 12:58
Unknown Card-ID 1106|3344
Hi
I am using a new UMPC with the VN800 on suse 10.0
I took the most important rpms (server, libs etc) and it get this in XFree log. Also hte screen stays dark . But X is up and doesnt complain beside the ID`s l. it has a 7" LCD attached and runs 800x480 in windows .. please help
7th December 2006 at 3:34
Re: Unknown Card-ID 1106|3344
Better ask the guys from www.openchrome.org as they know the driver much better than me.
10th November 2006 at 14:48
Edit xorg.conf

Have installed rpm well and fine.
Cannot reconfigure /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
I have tried replacing every instance of
"vesa" with "via" and with "unichrome" - no luck.
Where can I find a sample xorg.conf?

7th December 2006 at 3:36
Re: Edit xorg.conf
This is my "Device" section from xorg.conf:


Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
# Driver "vesa"
Driver "via"
Option "EnableAGPDMA" "On"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection
3rd October 2007 at 6:54
after edit "xorg.org" gui not work
Section "Device"
BoardName "Framebuffer Graphics"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
# Driver "fbdev"
Driver "via"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Option "ShadowFB"
Screen 0
VendorName "VESA"
EndSection
12th November 2006 at 1:19
xorg.conf
Para todos los que necesitan la configuracion del xorg simplemente cambien en la seccion Device la palabra "fbdev" o "vesa" por "via" y listo.
For everybody who need the configuration of the xorg simply change into the section Device the word "fbdev" or "vesa" for "via" and that's all.
13th December 2006 at 19:13
Re: xorg.conf
thank you, that did the trick
28th November 2006 at 17:16
OpenSUSE 10.2
Can you make the binary files for OpenSUSE 10.2??? Thank you (Work me fine in 10.1)
11th December 2006 at 11:54
Re: OpenSUSE 10.2
OK, 10.2 for x86 is now available. x86-64 will come ... sometime in the future ;-)
3rd December 2006 at 18:08
guide
could someone who managed to do this and get it to work write a simple guide for us newbies i've only been using linux for a few months and michaels guide is not very newby friendly
tis scary thanx
7th December 2006 at 3:41
Re: guide
It isn't scary. You don't have to compile the package! Simply download the prebuilt RPMs and run "rpm -Fvh *". Then change "vesa" or "fbdev" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf to "via" and you're done.
11th December 2006 at 10:23
3D Acceleration
thanks for these...but even after these 3D acceleration is not supported. Can anyone guide.
11th December 2006 at 11:53
Re: 3D Acceleration
What does it mean "not supported"? What have you changed, tried, ...? Any error messages?
15th December 2006 at 8:25
Re: Re: 3D Acceleration
I too have 3-D problems with Suse 10.2. glxgears gives me about 400 fps. chromium complains about no 3D capabilities. glxinfo reports no direct rendering. General X instability when using 3-D - glxinfo will work once, then crash X the next time.

Is there a specific libGL.so that has to be used for this driver? My existing libGL.so doesn't seem to use unichrome_dri.so.

Any helpful hints welcome!
Thanks for the Suse packages!

B.D.

(And as an aside, do you know where I might find the vt1211.ko module for Suse 10.2? Thx)
15th December 2006 at 8:30
Re: Re: Re: 3D Acceleration
P.S. Aside from the problems listed above, everything seems to look ok. - kernel reports agp & drm, Xorg.0.log shows "(II) VIA(0): direct rendering enabled" and seems to be happy, etc. Hence I suspect a different libGL.so is needed...
11th December 2006 at 12:37
I do not have any picture when playing videos
I don´t have any "pictures" when playing videos in my laptop (CHIPSET VN800).
I Have installed all codecs, but not work.
anonymous
15th December 2006 at 21:33
Re: I do not have any picture when playing videos
try to set video driver to xshm in xine engine parameters (video section) of your xine-based video player
13th December 2006 at 9:19
"conflicts with package" error
Hello,

I downloaded all 19 rmp files to a directory, and ran the command rmp -Fvh *, but got the error listed below:

Suse:/home/martin/Documents/OpenUnichrome downloads # rpm -Fvh *
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
file /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/via_drv.so from install of xorg-x11-server-6.9.0-50.24_openchrom conflicts with file from package xorg-x11-driver-video-6.9.0-46.20

Any ideas?

Sincerely,
Martin Ames
Martin Ames
13th December 2006 at 9:54
Re: conflicts with package
I found the answer, which was posted on the site to begin with. It was - "rpm -Uvh *", which worked fine.
13th December 2006 at 10:12
Re: "conflicts with package" error
Where did you get xorg-x11-driver-video-6.9.0-46.20 from? It isn't part of OpenSUSE 10.1 afaik. What is your suse version? Some SLES or SLED perhaps? Please run rpm -qi xorg-x11-driver-video and tell me what you get.
15th December 2006 at 22:48
Re: "conflicts with package" error
I have the same problem. The rpm is from downloaded DVD
18th December 2006 at 5:07
configure 3D/openGL
please help me, how to configure 3D/openGL setting or enable 3D so i can play games, i still can't play games after installing the driver.
22nd December 2006 at 13:26
Re: configure 3D/openGL
Driver works GREAT! I can finalz have 1280x800 :) but I would like to know how to enable 3D acc also. TNX!
22nd December 2006 at 19:36
Drivers for openSuSE 10.2 / x86_64
Hi!

I greatly appreciate your work in supplying binary packages of OpenChrome for various distributions. Now, as always, there's room for wishes ;-)

I'm running openSuSE 10.2 on an x86_64 architecture and desperately need a good driver for my VIA K8M890 chipset. I'd owe you quite a few beers if you could help me...

Robert

Robert
Yan
5th January 2007 at 11:19
Re: Drivers for openSuSE 10.2 / x86_64
Hi! thank you for all the job you do (for us).

I'm exactly in the same situation, same Chipset. Please, can you make a rpm for openSuSE 10.2 x86_64 ?
Yan
5th January 2007 at 16:34
Re: Drivers for openSuSE 10.2 / x86_64
5th January 2007 at 11:19
Re: Drivers for openSuSE 10.2 / x86_64
Reply
Hi!

I'm exactly in the same situation, can you make a driver for openSuSE 10.2 x86_64?
10th January 2007 at 22:16
Re: Re: Drivers for openSuSE 10.2 / x86_64
I too run openSUSE 10.2 on an x86_64 architecture and am in need of the openchrome driver for my computer.
10th January 2007 at 23:23
Re: Re: Re: Drivers for openSuSE 10.2 / x86_64
Guys, honestly, what's SO difficult on getting the source RPM from the OpenSUSE-10.2 ling above and recompiling on your 64bit linuxes??? It's next to trivial.

I don't have 10.2 on x86-64 available right now. Once I get my hands on it I may recompile it for you. But for now do your homework and recompile it yourself if you're in so desperate need of this driver.
13th January 2007 at 18:39
Re: Re: Re: Re: Drivers for openSuSE 10.2 / x86_64
I have tried doing that, but I am a newbie, and therefore quite at a loss to see the following error crop up everytime I try the
rpmbuild --recompile
command. After some progress in recompiling the package this is what happens

+ autoreconf -fi
configure.ac:48: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_DISABLE_STATIC
If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
See the Autoconf documentation.
configure.ac:49: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_PROG_LIBTOOL
autoreconf: /usr/bin/autoconf failed with exit status: 1
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.604 (%build)

Help will be much appreciated
14th January 2007 at 1:14
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Drivers for openSuSE 10.2 / x86_64
I've found this driver:
http://software.opensuse.org/download/X11:/Drivers:/Video:/openchrome/openSUSE_10.2/x86_64/xorg-x11-driver-video-openchrome-061206-4.1.x86_64.rpm
Just rpm -Uvh xorg-x11-driver-video-openchrome-061206-4.1.x86_64.rpm
Follow the FAQ.2 instructions, restarted X and it worked!

Hope that helps
Atri
14th January 2007 at 14:07
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Drivers for openSuSE 10.2 / x86_64
Thanks Vladimir for your help.
However on my system when I modified my initial xorg.conf which was like:-

Section "Device"
Board name "Framebuffer Graphics"
Bus Id "1:0:0"
Driver "fbdev"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Vendor name "VESA"
EndSection

to the following:-

Board name "Framebuffer Graphics"
Bus Id "1:0:0"
Driver "via"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Vendor name "VESA"

xorg refused to start reporting error--
error:missing device

Could you please help me with that?
Thanks in advance
4th February 2007 at 19:18
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Drivers for openSuSE 10.2 / x86_64
Hello all,
i have the same Problem,

xorg refused to start reporting error--
error:missing device

[EE] No device detected
Fatal Server error

No screens found
22nd October 2007 at 2:58
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Drivers for openSuSE 10.2 / x86_64
Hello,

i have the same problem with my laptop FSC Amilo 3270. I have a unichrome pro igp graficcard.

What can we do now to fix that problem. I dont want to use the VESA driver ... :)
17th January 2007 at 21:37
Works very fine XXODD notebook Suse 10.2
Installing the driver was very easy, the two lines of instructions was enough
thanks
Aleksandar
27th January 2007 at 19:59
Opensuse 10.2 DRI
And how to enable DRI? Modules drm, via and via_agp are loaded, xorg.conf has Load "dri", but log says:

(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(**) VIA(0): Option "MaxDRIMem" "16384"
(==) VIA(0): DRI IRQ will be enabled if DRI is enabled.
(**) VIA(0): AGP DMA will be enabled if DRI is enabled.
(==) VIA(0): PCI DMA will be used for XV image transfer if DRI is enabled.
(**) VIA(0): Will impose a 16384kB limit on video-ram set aside for DRI.
(EE) VIA(0): [dri] DRIScreenInit failed. Disabling DRI.
(WW) VIA(0): [XvMC] Cannot use XvMC without DRI!
(EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
Aleksandar
29th January 2007 at 12:49
Re: Opensuse 10.2 DRI
Addition. Xorg log now say DRI is enabled, but glxinfo say no direct rendering:

# log
(II) VIA(0): [DRI] installation complete
Fulfilled via DRI at 12587008
(II) GLX: Initialized DRI GL provider for screen 0

# glxinfo

name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: No
Aleksandar
29th January 2007 at 13:39
Re: Re: Opensuse 10.2 DRI [DRI is working now]
Ok, glxinfo says:
direct rendering: Yes

So here is quick info how I did it:
First, XORG dri installation. I had to download kernel drm modules for via Unichrome from: http://repos.opensuse.org/X11:/Drivers:/Video:/openchrome/openSUSE_10.2/i586/
I have used drm-default version of drivers.
At this stage Xorg.0.log confirms that DRI is working, but glxinfo does not.

Second, glx 3d. I had to move two files from /etc/profile.d/ to backup folder. Two files are via.sh and via.csh. Glxinfo was reporting drm was off because the two files were setting variable LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1.

After restart, glxinfo reports drm is working.
Tutorial for this is at http://en.opensuse.org/VIA
2nd February 2007 at 14:16
Re: Re: Re: Opensuse 10.2 DRI [DRI is working now]
Hi,it seems that the opensuse build is a little unstable on my ek10000 board. 3d accell worked fine.

19th March 2008 at 2:28
Re: Re: Re: Opensuse 10.2 DRI [DRI is working now]
Nice site!
31st January 2007 at 22:56
KM890ce
I need a openchrome driver for K8M890ce ChipSet, please, i using OpenSuse 10.2 for i386 =/
5th February 2007 at 0:42
Problem on dri
I'm using the openchrome driver, and it's working fine. But dri, doesn't. When i enable dri on xorg.conf options(load dri), the screen get's black and no image appears, even if i try ctrl+alt+F1 to get back to console. But when i do ctrl+alt+del(the only way i find) the computer reboots normaly. It's like the screen was frozen. And there's no pray that make it works. I'm using a asus Km400 motherboard.
5th February 2007 at 21:43
Re: Problem on dri
just read above section:
Jan 29 13:39 Re: Re: Opensuse 10.2 DRI [DRI is working now] (by Aleksandar)
12th February 2007 at 19:28
k8m890 (vt3336 or device3230) in OpenSuse 10.2
I have been trying to get the driver to work for OpenSuse 10.2 kernel 2.6.18.2-34-default. But the xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-33_openchrome.i586.rpm is designed from the openchrome trunk, i decided to recompile the driver based on the guides available from openchrome.org. I compiled the drivers based on the modular driver compilation of the following guide http://wiki.openchrome.org/tikiwiki/tiki-index.php?page=Compiling+the+source+code and the DRM using the following guide http://wiki.openchrome.org/tikiwiki/tiki-index.php?page=K8M890. After that im stuck. I can get SAX2 to recognize my via drivers. Please help me out as to configure the Via k8m890 drivers for opensuse. Also i use a ViewSonic LCD VSC VA702. When i try to modify the xorg.conf to match the one given in the FAQs on ur page, i get an OUT-OF-RANGE message and X doesnt load.

Thanks.
Frank ZH
7th September 2007 at 1:13
Re: k8m890 (vt3336 or device3230) in OpenSuse 10.2
You can start sax2 with option -m 0=via: that worked for me
13th February 2007 at 20:52
VIA k8m890
I have MSI K9VGM-V motherboard and integrated VIA VIA K8K890 card. My operating system is OpenSUSE-10.2. I installed xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-33_openchrome.i586.rpm with YAST and changed /etc/X11/xorg.conf Driver "vesa" to Driver "via". X doesn't start i can reboot just to command prompt. When i change xorg.conf driver via back to vesa, X starts again.
Could someone help me? If i should give more information, please ask things wich you need to know
13th February 2007 at 21:07
Re: VIA k8m890
Oops, i didn't notice that Antony FM asked the same thing just above
11th April 2007 at 21:03
Re: VIA k8m890
Heloo...
My name is Jimmy, I have a k9vgm-v mother board, and I have the same problem that you.

Could you help me if you already managed to solve the problem?

Thank you!!! :)

11th May 2007 at 15:23
Re: Re: VIA k8m890
http://wiki.openchrome.org/tikiwiki/tiki-index.php?page=K8M890
http://wiki.openchrome.org/tikiwiki/tiki-index.php?page=Compiling+the+source+code

don't know english, sorry. =)
26th February 2007 at 19:16
DRI problems
i followed instructions i got here http://en.opensuse.org/VIA and deleted the two files via.sh and via.csh from /etc/profile.d/ and when i ran glxinfo it showed that dri was enabled that was great but problem came when my screensaver tried to load my whole screen froze like everything just froze even cntrl+alt+del did not work i have to restore the two files for everything to work is there anyone who can help me with this .
Another thing my xserver is very unstable it crashes while watching a movie or random fast screen is there any fix for this thanks guys
1st March 2007 at 22:10
Flawless
I followed the FAQ instructions on my opensuse 10.2 and it worked perfectly. Thanks guys. Keep up the good work.
12th March 2007 at 21:51
New test with VIA K8M890
I have an ASUS K8V-VM motherboard with an integrated VIA K8M890 grafik chipset. I tried the new xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-33_openchrome302.i586.rpm under OpenSuse 10.2 with the kernel 2.6.18.8-0.1-default. But the Xorg fails to start.
Georg
13th March 2007 at 21:12
Re: New test with VIA K8M890
I'm having exactly the same problem with the same chipset. It keeps telling me "(EE) No devices detected."

I'm using a Shuttle xPC, Athlon 64 X2 3800+ and 1GB of RAM.
Frank ZH
7th September 2007 at 1:38
Re: Re: New test with VIA K8M890
64 bit system: After a successful make and make install you have to copy "via_drv.so" to "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers" and not like described to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers". That costs me a lot of time.
1st April 2007 at 11:36
Re: New test with VIA K8M890
Hi Guys,

I have the same issue.
Did you get your's to work?
I would really appreciate assistance.

Thank you

Louis Putter
25th April 2007 at 15:26
Re: New test with VIA K8M890
At me the same problem. What it is possible to make with it?
15th March 2007 at 18:39
video driver works fine
Thank you for the xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-33_openchrome302.i586.rpm .
I have installed it on my notebook Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro V2030 (video P4M800) and it works fine with OpenSUSE 10.2 . I
24th March 2007 at 20:17
driver for P4M900
i am having a P5VD2-VM motherboard with integrated P4M900 chipset and i am having similar problems with Anthony FM and Krieger .I have installed the rpm through Yast and changed the Device part of xorg.conf with "via" in the place of "fbdev" but all i get is a message in /var/log/message saying :" Mar 24 20:56:40 linux-val kdm: :0[8372]: IO Error in XOpenDisplay
Mar 24 20:56:40 linux-val kdm[8361]: X server for display :0 terminated unexpect
edly
Mar 24 20:56:40 linux-val kdm[8361]: Display :0 cannot be opened
Mar 24 20:56:40 linux-val kdm[8361]: Unable to fire up local display :0; disabli
ng.
" and no X-server is starting . Any help ? I am willing to contribute a certain amount of money if i have a working solution .
24th March 2007 at 20:31
P4M900
oops ! I forgot to mention my OS version .It 's opensuse 10.2 and the processor is Intel 's Core 2 Duo 6600
27th April 2007 at 21:03
Re: P4M900
I have notebook FSC Amilo 3515 with P4M900 and have same problems. I know, that there is a working branch od openchrome which should support this chipset. Michal, please, can you compile the branch driver too?

Michale, prosim, prosim :-) Rad prispeju pokud se ten zatracenej chipset podari rozchodit. Diky, Tomas
26th March 2007 at 4:21
Google Earth kills X windows - Asus A8V-MX
Installed the OpenChrome drivers with no problems. Screen updates "MUCH" faster now. Thanks.

Everything works except GoogleEarth - starting it causes the screen to blank and X to be restarted. I reinstalled GoogleEarth but problem remains.

Any way to get GoogleEarth to use the new drivers?
Jim
26th March 2007 at 11:47
Does't seem to work
I've installed the rpm, changed the driver to "via" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and still it lags when I scroll. Using rpm -qa I can see that the rpm is installed.

Im using Suse 10.2 64bit. I'd appreciate any help.
Jim
26th March 2007 at 21:58
Re: Does't seem to work
Ooops, n00b mistake.

Was changing the name which had VESA in it instead of driver :|
27th March 2007 at 14:23
VIA PM800
Hi, I use openSuse 10.2 and I've been exploring the possibility of having 3D fun staff running (AIGXL+Beryl). The thing is I tried once and I "destroyed"my system. I realized that I may not have the right drivers for my chipset. (I asked for help here: http://www.suseforums.net/index.php?showtopic=32700&hl= )

I've a VIA PM800 chipset

* Supports FSB800MHz processor, Prescott
* Ready and H-T Technology
* 2 DDR DIMM slots, Supports DDR400/333/266
* Hybrid Booster - ASRock safe overclocking Technology
* SerialATA 1.5Gb/s, SATA HDD_Hotplug, RAID 0,1,JBOD
* AGP8X, 5.1channel Audio, 10/100 Ethernet LAN
* ASRock I/O Plus: 6 ready-to-use USB2.0 ports



If I run hwinfo --gfxcard I get this info:

28: PCI(AGP) 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
[Created at pci.286]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1106_3118
Unique ID: VCu0.hUwgIzvPkm4
Parent ID: vSkL.S16qDHSKEeD
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: "ASRock In S3 Unichrome Pro VGA Adapter"
Vendor: pci 0x1106 "VIA Technologies, Inc."
Device: pci 0x3118 "S3 Unichrome Pro VGA Adapter"
SubVendor: pci 0x1849 "ASRock Incorporation"
SubDevice: pci 0x3118
Revision: 0x02
Memory Range: 0xe8000000-0xebffffff (rw,prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xfd000000-0xfdffffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xfeaf0000-0xfeafffff (ro,prefetchable,disabled)
IRQ: 10 (no events)
I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
Module Alias: "pci:v00001106d00003118sv00001849sd00003118bc03sc00i00"
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #17 (PCI bridge)

Primary display adapter: #28



I'm not sure if I need these rpms. In Yast> Hardware>Graphic Card monitor I'm told to have "VESA framebuffer Graphics".

I don't understand a lot about hardware so I've no idea if you may need any other info. What do you think?. Should I install them?

Thanks in advance.
Miguel
7th April 2007 at 12:13
Re: VIA PM800
Of course I
3rd April 2007 at 13:03
display driver
I can't install s3 display driver
9th April 2007 at 23:48
Re: display driver
Right. Bad luck today, eh?

SCNR ;-)
4th April 2007 at 20:28
This driver don´t run in P4VM890
I have a P4VM890 motherboard I have installed this drive buy dont run, can you help me?
24th May 2007 at 12:20
Again K8M890... How?
My MB is ASUS A8V-VM SE.
Chipset: Northbrige VIA K8M890, Southbrige VIA VT8237A
VGA: Integrated Gfx in North brige (VIA Chrome 9 IGP)
I installed driver "xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-33_openchrome302.i586.rpm" and edited xorg.conf
Problem: Xorg fails to start.
Info from xorg.0.log:
...
(II) VIA: driver for VIA-chipsets CLE266, KM400/KN400, K8M800, AM800/PM880, CN400, VM800, CN700/P4M800 Pro
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 1.0.0
(EE) No device detected
Fatal server error
No screen found

What can I do?
24th May 2007 at 16:20
K8M890
Dear Michal!
Would U like to compile xorg-driver for K8M890 chipset? Please... Sorry, I'm not a programmer.
8th June 2007 at 12:05
Chipset K8M890
Solo "Framebuffer" i 800x600.
Imposible 2D o 3D.
HELP ME, amigos!
17th September 2007 at 22:49
Re: Chipset K8M890
Changing "fbdev" to "vesa" in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf will at least give you more alternatives about resolution.
26th July 2007 at 9:49
A8V-VM SE (K8M890) and openSUSE 10.2
I don't find a driver for my integrated Gfx in North brige.
This driver - xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-33_openchrome302.i586.rpm does not work.
..."What can I do?"... :)
28th September 2007 at 1:02
Re: A8V-VM SE (K8M890) and openSUSE 10.2
What can U do?
This hardware work normally with xf86-video-openchrome-0.3.0 driver.
This is the first official openchrome driver release. (http://www.openchrome.org)
SUPPORTED CHIPSETS :
--------------------
- CLE266 (VT3122)
- KM400/P4M800 (VT3205)
- K8M800 (VT3204)
- PM800/PM880/CN400 (VT3259)
- VM800/CN700/P4M800Pro (VT3314)
- CX700 (VT3324)
- P4M890 (VT3327)
- K8M890 (VT3336) - here it is! (MB ASUS A8V-VM SE)
- P4M900/VN896 (VT3364)
You need the compiling the source code.
Links: 1. About - http://wiki.openchrome.org/tikiwiki/tiki-index.php?page=Release_0_3_0
2. branches - http://openchrome.org/trac/browser/branches?order=name
Or wait binary packages...
26th January 2008 at 6:46
freeze after login
hai. I'm using VN896 chrome9 IGP. I've tried openchrome driver above (I'm using opensuse 10.3) and also the development branch. But the result was still the same, my opensuse freeze after login. can't anyone help me to figure out the problem ?
7th February 2009 at 4:32
Re: Re:via vn896 and openSUSE 11.1
draiver de via vn896 for open suse 11.1 plz
1st August 2007 at 0:27
Finally a good driver
Works excellent with my Unichrome Pro IGP on openSuse 10.2 . BIG THANKS for the package.
15th August 2007 at 11:37
Re: Finally a good driver
Dear Zbyshek,
Welldone!
How You make it?
Give the detailed information, please!
What is in your xorg.conf? and more...
24th August 2007 at 9:53
GoogleEarth
GoogleEarth don't works for me,it just kill my Xserver when I try to launch it.
Any news
24th August 2007 at 15:02
Openchrome+SuSe
when I use 3Ddiag,I receive this message:
"No 3D capable graphic chipset found!"
Its a Via K8M800, How can make this reconized?
30th August 2007 at 16:36
Clevo 540 series and OpenSuSE 10.2: driver fails.
I have a Clevo notebook, with VIA/S3G Unichrome Pro IGP. I installed the rpm for OpenSuSE 10.2, replace "vesa" with "via" and Xorg didn't work, with message "No Devices detected". What's is going wrong?
Thank's in advance.
4th October 2007 at 21:19
open suse 10.3?
When can we expect version for opensuse 10.3?
5th October 2007 at 0:06
Re: open suse 10.3?
As soon as I make it ;-)

I don't even have 10.3 downloaded yet.
11th October 2007 at 4:22
Re: Re: open suse 10.3?
Did you download Open Suse 10.3 yet? :-)
ETA for the package?
16th October 2007 at 10:39
Searching Driver P4M890 and Suse 10.3
Hi,

I'm searching for the driver P4890 for Suse 10.3.
And how can I install it?

Sven
20th October 2007 at 22:20
SuSE 10.3 - please help
Hi,

RPM installs fine, but X11 doesn't start with message
(EE) No devices found.
after changing "fbdev" to "via". Tried adding "BusID" line, didn't help either.

Please help.
anonymous
20th October 2007 at 23:09
Re: SuSE 10.3 - please help
Hardware info (I thought it might help):

70: udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1106_3157'
pci.product = 'CX700M2 UniChrome PRO II Graphics'
pci.subsys_vendor = 'VIA Technologies, Inc.'
info.bus = 'pci'
pci.device_protocol = 0 (0x0)
info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1106_3157'
pci.linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0'
pci.subsys_product_id = 12631 (0x3157)
linux.subsystem = 'pci'
info.vendor = 'VIA Technologies, Inc.'
info.subsystem = 'pci'
pci.product_id = 12631 (0x3157)
pci.vendor = 'VIA Technologies, Inc.'
info.product = 'CX700M2 UniChrome PRO II Graphics'
linux.hotplug_type = 2 (0x2)
linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0'
pci.vendor_id = 4358 (0x1106)
info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1106_b198'
pci.subsys_vendor_id = 4358 (0x1106)
pci.device_class = 3 (0x3)
pci.device_subclass = 0 (0x0)

28: PCI(AGP) 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
[Created at pci.301]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1106_3157
Unique ID: VCu0.8VBJIn3K3k3
Parent ID: vSkL.S16qDHSKEeD
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: "VIA CX700M2 UniChrome PRO II Graphics"
Vendor: pci 0x1106 "VIA Technologies, Inc."
Device: pci 0x3157 "CX700M2 UniChrome PRO II Graphics"
SubVendor: pci 0x1106 "VIA Technologies, Inc."
SubDevice: pci 0x3157
Revision: 0x03
Memory Range: 0xa0000000-0xbfffffff (rw,prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xdd000000-0xddffffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xde000000-0xde00ffff (ro,prefetchable,disabled)
IRQ: 10 (no events)
I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
Module Alias: "pci:v00001106d00003157sv00001106sd00003157bc03sc00i00"
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #18 (PCI bridge)


21st October 2007 at 18:30
Re: Re: SuSE 10.3 - please help
i have the same problem and your answer doesn't help.
i had changed the driver to "via" and get the result :
(EE) No devices detected

What do i have to do?
23rd October 2007 at 0:52
Re: Re: SuSE 10.3 - please help
AFAIK CX700M2 is only supported in the experimental branch of OpenChrome.
23rd October 2007 at 11:21
Re: Re: Re: SuSE 10.3 - please help
sorry, my hardware is another one.
it worked with OpenSUSE 10.2.
but now, it doesn't.
Here is the hwinfo output

81: udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1106_3344'
pci.product = 'UniChrome Pro IGP'
pci.subsys_vendor = 'VIA Technologies, Inc.'
info.bus = 'pci'
pci.device_protocol = 0 (0x0)
info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1106_3344'
pci.linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0'
pci.subsys_product_id = 13124 (0x3344)
linux.subsystem = 'pci'
info.vendor = 'VIA Technologies, Inc.'
info.subsystem = 'pci'
pci.product_id = 13124 (0x3344)
pci.vendor = 'VIA Technologies, Inc.'
info.product = 'UniChrome Pro IGP'
linux.hotplug_type = 2 (0x2)
linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0'
pci.vendor_id = 4358 (0x1106)
info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1106_b198'
pci.subsys_vendor_id = 4358 (0x1106)
pci.device_class = 3 (0x3)
pci.device_subclass = 0 (0x0)

35: PCI(AGP) 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
[Created at pci.301]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1106_3344
Unique ID: VCu0.4S8mMA9SxrF
Parent ID: vSkL.S16qDHSKEeD
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: "VIA UniChrome Pro IGP"
Vendor: pci 0x1106 "VIA Technologies, Inc."
Device: pci 0x3344 "UniChrome Pro IGP"
SubVendor: pci 0x1106 "VIA Technologies, Inc."
SubDevice: pci 0x3344
Revision: 0x01
Memory Range: 0xf0000000-0xf3ffffff (rw,prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xf9000000-0xf9ffffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xfa000000-0xfa00ffff (ro,prefetchable,disabled)
IRQ: 11 (no events)
I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
Module Alias: "pci:v00001106d00003344sv00001106sd00003344bc03sc00i00"
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #20 (PCI bridge)


21st October 2007 at 17:50
mouse cursor disappear in wine
Hi Michal, could you help me with this problem? I am using the xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-33_openchrome302.i586.rpm in OpenSuse10.2 on my notebook Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro V2030 (video P4M800), under KDE. It works fine. The only problem is in wine window. When I move the mouse cursor to the wine window, the mouse cursor disappears. I think it depends on the via driver. If I change the video driver from "via" to "vesa" in xorg.conf , I can see the mouse cursor in wine. I tested the problem with wine 0.9.47 and also 0.9.24 . Thanks, Jiri
24th October 2007 at 20:37
Re: mouse cursor disappear in wine
It was solved after setting the option for SW cursor in xorg.conf :
Section "Device"
BoardName "Framebuffer Graphics"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "via"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Screen 0
VendorName "VESA"
Option "SWCursor" "true"
EndSection

Jiri
23rd October 2007 at 11:16
OpenSuse 10.3 Sax2
How do I get Sax2 to not overwrite my changes
Section "Device"
BoardName "Framebuffer Graphics"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "via"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Screen 0
VendorName "VIA"
EndSection

with it's auto-detected settings?

Section "Device"
BoardName "Framebuffer Graphics"
Driver "fbdev"
Identifier "Device[0]"
VendorName "VESA"
EndSection

23rd October 2007 at 23:55
Re: OpenSuse 10.3 Sax2
aaronj

try this next to BoardName "opencchrome" or your via card's name in my case I wrote in "UniChromePro IGP" this works for me YMMV.
aaronj
25th October 2007 at 2:41
Re: Re: OpenSuse 10.3 Sax2
Bob I

Mileage didn't vary at all... Still didn't work. I noticed this in the HW info from YAST:

<7>Boot video device is 0000:01:00.0
<6>vesafb: framebuffer at 0xf0000000, mapped to 0xf8880000, using 10240k, total 65536k
<6>vesafb: mode is 1280x1024x16, linelength=2560, pages=24
<6>vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:7885
<6>vesafb: pmi: set display start = c00c78d3, set palette = c00c7944
<6>vesafb: scrolling: redraw
<6>vesafb: Truecolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0

It looks like OpenSuse is doing an auto-detect and ignoring my settings, perhaps? The PCI Detection shows it correctly...
Jarek
26th October 2007 at 13:24
RPMS wit 0.3.0
Hello Michal,
Would you be so kind and create OpenSuse RPMS with the latest openchrome 0.3.0 release candidate? It's an important release, because it contains support for Chrome9 merged from the experimental branch.

Thank you for your continuous work on making it easier for us, OpenSuse users, to take advantage of openchrome drivers. Your work is much appreaciated.
26th October 2007 at 15:15
driver for p4m890 openSUSE 10.2
Hi, my name is matias, I'm from Uruguay and I need the video driver for the motherboard Biostar p4m890-pro M7 for opensuse 10.2. I downloaded the one that appears up but I couldn't make it work. Can you help me???
28th October 2007 at 13:03
opensuse 10.3, CLE266 a DRI
Zdravím, díky za ovladač, chodí pěkně, jen tu mám problém s direct renderingem. S originál libdrm balíkem mi to nešlo zapnout vůbec, tak jsem to přikompiloval ze zdrojáků stejné verze, nyní DRM sice funguje, ale je velice nestabilní, občas se to natvrdo kousne. Například glxinfo vypíše tohle:

jirka@epia:~> glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
do_wait: drmWaitVBlank returned -1, IRQs don't seem to be working correctly.
Try running with LIBGL_THROTTLE_REFRESH and LIBL_SYNC_REFRESH unset.
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating,
GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_OML_swap_method,
GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_hyperpipe,
GLX_SGIX_swap_barrier, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer
client glx vendor string: SGI
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context,
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_allocate_memory,
GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer, GLX_MESA_swap_control,
GLX_MESA_swap_frame_usage, GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_OML_sync_control,
GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap
GLX extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context,
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_swap_frame_usage,
GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGIS_multisample,
GLX_SGIX_fbconfig
OpenGL vendor string: VIA Technology
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI CastleRock (CLE266) 20060710 x86/MMX/SSE
OpenGL version string: 1.2 Mesa 7.0.1
OpenGL extensions:
GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multisample, GL_ARB_multitexture,
GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat,
GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object, GL_ARB_window_pos,
GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color, GL_EXT_blend_minmax,
GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_clip_volume_hint,
GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array, GL_EXT_convolution, GL_EXT_copy_texture,
GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_histogram,
GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_point_parameters, GL_EXT_polygon_offset,
GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_EXT_subtexture,
GL_EXT_texture, GL_EXT_texture3D, GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp,
GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine,
GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_vertex_array,
GL_APPLE_packed_pixels, GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip,
GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_MESA_window_pos, GL_NV_blend_square,
GL_NV_light_max_exponent, GL_NV_texgen_reflection, GL_OES_read_format,
GL_SGI_color_matrix, GL_SGI_color_table, GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp,
GL_SGIS_texture_lod
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess
Neoprávněný přístup do paměti (SIGSEGV)


Ještě pro informaci: rozlišení mám 1680x1050, ale to na to nemá vliv a barevná hloubka 16bpp, položky v xorg.conf na to nemají vliv od chvíle, kdy zapnu dri. Nevíte, jak to zprovoznit stabilně? Díky
Aleksandar
29th October 2007 at 17:24
10.3 - what is going on?
1. 10.3 gnome is installed
2. System is online updated
3. I now have 1024x768 in 24bit. This is done with sax2, but
- I don't have graphic splash screen during booting, I have 1024x768 console
- I have 1024x768 gnome screen and it is working, but only with fbdev in xorg.cong
4. When I do "rpm -qa ..." I seen openchrome driver is installed, In official "Install software" I see only standard video-driver is installed with unichrome driver".
5. There is no way to use via driver, although it is been possible on 10.2 version, but now only fbdev, with via driver I get only - no device detected, no screen detected.
Aleksandar
29th October 2007 at 20:03
Re: 10.3 - what is going on?
I have VN800 or "01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. UniChrome Pro IGP (rev 01)"
AlexMR
31st October 2007 at 15:01
Re: Re: 10.3 - what is going on?
I'm using the same graphic chip and can confirm that the rpm for openSUSE 10.3 is not working with it.
Unfortunately I don't know either what's going and how to solve it. Will try to compile it by myself.
Aleksandar
31st October 2007 at 15:17
Re: Re: Re: 10.3 - what is going on?
Solution is provided now. Just search for "openchrome" at http://software.opensuse.org/search

You can 1-click install drivers and configure with "sax2 -r -m 0=via"

Back story is on https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=338119
Aleksandar
31st October 2007 at 17:21
Solution - Openchrome on Opensuse 10.3 now work
Opensuse build service provided today package that work
2nd November 2007 at 9:30
Re: Solution - Openchrome on Opensuse 10.3 now work
It is not working with my 2 epia boards with cn266 and cn700
"No 3D capable graphic chipset found"
14th May 2008 at 23:19
Re: Solution - Openchrome on Opensuse 10.3 now work
yes it's true, opensuse build service gives the rpm now :D it worked for me. i even posted about it here>http://sindhu.tumblr.com/post/34824976
10th November 2007 at 3:00
Give up on openSUSE ?
Ubuntu 7.04 detected every device on a ASUS P4V8X-MX board with VIA P4M800, also recognized an ATI Radeon 9600XT 128 3D card (not like openSUSSE 10.3)
Michal
10th November 2007 at 13:22
Re: Give up on openSUSE ?
Wrong forum, sorry. This page is for people using OpenSuse with VIA Unichrome cards, not for those using Ubuntu with ATI cards. Try ranting somewhere else please.
tristan
19th November 2007 at 2:43
OpenChrome for Ubuntu
does this work in ubuntu too?
26th November 2007 at 13:11
P4M900 OpenSuse 10.3
The driver "xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-189_openchorme412.x86_64.rpm" support the chipset P4M900 (Via Chrome 9)
Tanks
26th November 2007 at 16:07
Re: P4M900 OpenSuse 10.3
The driver "xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-189_openchorme412.x86_64.rpm" support the chipset P4M900 (Via Chrome 9)?
Tanks

O Driver "xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-189_openchorme412.x86_64.rpm" tem suporte ao chipset P4M900 (Via Chrome 9)?
Obrigado
2nd December 2007 at 21:39
Problem with k8m800 and opensuse 10.3
HI, all
I've recently updated to 10.3, and now my dri doesn't work anymore. I managed to let it function in opensuse 10.2, but now I'm unable to have dri working. I tried installing the drm module and loading in the xorg.conf, but I get a seg fault. And when I use the openchrome via driver, there is some kind of conflict with the sound card (funny, isn't it?). Any idea of how troubleshoot all this mess?
12th January 2008 at 1:18
P4M900
I have OpenSuse 10.3 on a laptop with P4M900 chipset.
I have downloaded and installed the xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-189_openchrome412.i586.rpm, but don't work. (X can't start)
The http://wiki.openchrome.org/tikiwiki/tiki-index.php?page=P4M900
says that this chipset needs an other source, but I cud not compile it.
./autogen.sh -- O.K.
make -- gives lots of error messages. The problem is: can't find lots of header files. The first of them is xf86.h
Cud you help me?
19th January 2008 at 3:14
no screen found
I have installed the xorg-x11-driver-video-7.2-189_openchrome412.i586.rpm
and edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf
but when I restarted my Xwindows it told me "no screen found"
21st February 2008 at 1:25
Xorg 7.3 opensuse 10.3
I not find Openchrome drivers for Xorg 7.3.
Christian
13th April 2008 at 0:13
don't know what the proplem is (OpenSUSE 10.3)
I installed your package and edited the xorg.conf accordingly.
After a restart I end up on tty1, as xdm can't start successfully.
xorg.log.0 ends with "no device detected" "Fatal server error: no screens found"
I'm kind of lost now. from the logfile it appears that the via driver is correctly loaded and for some reason then no device is found. Don't know where to look next. I only switched to opensuse on the laptop b/c I didn't get sound to work on debian etch (which works flawless in opensuse 10.3) and didn't really expect trouble with the graphics card, openchrome worked in debian etch. any held would be greatly appreciated
joseph ndungu
26th May 2008 at 9:53
works like magic
thxs a lot
19th August 2008 at 6:33
suse 11.0 and openchrome
Where i can find drivers to suse 11.0? Sorry... language... im from Poland and i dont speak english...
13th January 2009 at 5:46
Re: suse 11.0 and openchrome
just search http://software.opensuse.org good luck
17th March 2009 at 4:11
Re: suse 11.0 and openchrome
Hi,
I was successfull with this link:
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:
/illuusio:/xorg/openSUSE_11.0/i586/xorg-x11-driver-video-openchrome-0.2.903-15.1.i586.rpm . In /etc/X11/xorg.conf, in the Section "Device", change the driver to "openchrome". That is all. Now restart X.. Details on http://www.openchrome.org/trac/wiki/Configuration.
Or try this link
http://software.opensuse.org/search ,
search for "openchrome" in opensuse 11.0 .
Here is a button "One Click Install".
Bye
Jirka
29th January 2009 at 7:43
SUSE 11.1
Please need the .rpm for opensuse 11.1 32 bits. Is for hp 2133 because I can't make install of openchrome.
Schlonz
10th March 2009 at 8:54
FYI - Try also official package "chrome9" for Suse 11.1
Just FYI!

I was successful by using the official SUSE package "xorg-x11-driver-video-chrome9" from repository "http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/Drivers:/Video/openSUSE_11.1/".

Enter "Driver chrome9" in xorg.conf to use this one!!!

Supported chips are

This Chrome9 driver by VIA supports:
VIA UniChrome Family (CLE266, KM400/KM400A/KN400/P4M800, K8M800/K8N800/K8N800A, PM800/PM880/CN400/CN333, P4M800PRO/P4M800CE/VN800, CX700/VX700, K8M890, P4M890/CN800, CN750/PN896/VN900, P4M900, VX800)

Bye, Schlonz
8th May 2009 at 19:46
Re: FYI - Try also official package
I'm was success using that driver, but I'm not success using 3D acceleration. Can you help me please....
19th May 2010 at 7:27
How do I remove it..?
I got a VIA Chrome9 on a Amilo La 1703. I disabled the CRT and I got a problem : The screen bugs, like a frequency bug...
anonymous
19th May 2010 at 7:29
Re: How do I remove it..?
PS : It's an HCP IGP...
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