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  • #16
    Originally posted by duby229 View Post
    The unichrome driver seems to work great. I'm not sure what you mean by "real modesetting" though. Does Via use something like AtomBIOS too?
    Almost... Just pointing out that every delay in bridgman providing documentation, or not delivering at all, used to be blamed on me writing real drivers and the SUSE devs asking questions. Questions which never really got answers from ATI anyway, and most of those answers were needed for a "full" atombios based modesetting driver too.

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    • #17
      I tested that driver on a problematic via laptop. It only runs with vesa currently. Not even switching from unichrome to vesa worked. No edid was used, here are the EE/WW lines:

      (WW) VT3371 support is experimental.
      (EE) UNICHROME(0): Unknown Card-Ids (1509|1E30), report this to unichrome-devel@lists.sf.net ASAP
      (WW) UNICHROME(0): ViaScratchGet: It is possible that PanelSize wasn't initialised properly
      (EE) UNICHROME(0): No active output found.
      (EE) UNICHROME(0): No outputs possible.
      (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Kano View Post
        I tested that driver on a problematic via laptop. It only runs with vesa currently. Not even switching from unichrome to vesa worked. No edid was used, here are the EE/WW lines:

        (WW) VT3371 support is experimental.
        (EE) UNICHROME(0): Unknown Card-Ids (1509|1E30), report this to unichrome-devel@lists.sf.net ASAP
        (WW) UNICHROME(0): ViaScratchGet: It is possible that PanelSize wasn't initialised properly
        (EE) UNICHROME(0): No active output found.
        (EE) UNICHROME(0): No outputs possible.
        (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
        Wow! A kontron device with workable pciids! This must be like a first, usually embedded vendors forgo such niceties.

        Can you get onto the unichrome-devel mailinglist, and provide more info on this board (at least a board model name).

        Don't expect any miracles just yet though, while i have added basic modesetting support for all unichrome devices just now, i still need to go and add panel/dvi/tv/hdmi support for the full range.

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        • #19
          I can not test it when i want. It was a Kanotix user laptop called Belinea c.book VA250G. Had only ssh access.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Kano View Post
            I can not test it when i want. It was a Kanotix user laptop called Belinea c.book VA250G. Had only ssh access.
            Ah, ok, will add this model to the id list.

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            • #21
              Thanks! Thoughts on VIA driver unification?

              Hello Luc,

              Thank you for donating apparently very useful software. For device like set top boxes, you may have just made VIA a much more viable (pardon the pun) option.

              By the way, I feel the need to apologize for some earlier posts on this forum, not written by me, that might (hopefully unintentionally) seem to thanklessly ask you to justify why you didn't work on the poster's preferred project instead. I hope and assume it wasn't the intent of that commenter to come off that way, but I do want to speak up and say that that is certainly not how I, for one, feel about your contribution. I think it's great when anyone takes the time to publish free software, especially something that demonstrates some bits of possibly insightful new software design that others can study.

              To that end I have compiled your driver against both xorg-server 1.4.x and 1.7.x, a surprising painless process given the substantial interface changes between the two versions. Unfortunately, xf86-video-unichrome seems to have some problems DDC on my hardware while openchrome seems to work fine, which makes me wonder if you have any thoughts on how hard it would get unichrome to the hardware and feature coverage of openchrome or, alternatively, port your XvMC support to xf86-video-openchrome. In any case, I look forward to further studying your new XvMC support code. Thanks again for writing it.

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              • #22
                About the compatibility with many X versions, this is sadly something that only old-school driver developers do. One of them, Thomas Winnishhofer, the SIS driver developer, sadly gave up on development years ago. I pretty much am the only one of this kind left.

                About the issues you have with my driver, please subscribe to the unichrome-devel mailinglist (https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/...nichrome-devel) and get me an Xorg.0.log.

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