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  • The 3Dfx KMS Developer Now Working On VIA TTM

    Phoronix: The 3Dfx KMS Developer Now Working On VIA TTM

    With VIA not really doing anything for open-source and Linux as all of their efforts seemed to have stalled, the small open-source development community centered around VIA has become quite fragmented as we have talked about multiple times now. There's multiple X.Org drivers for VIA, with not a single one clearly dominating or being feature-complete and well maintained, while other areas like the DRM/KMS and Mesa/Gallium3D support are just in shambles...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODk1OA

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    Frankly, I really wonder why anyone still cares. Sure, VIA's solutions were incredibly interesting before the Intel Atom came out. But that was more than 1 1/2 years ago.

    Now VIA's solutions are usually more expensive, much harder to get and feature non-existing software support. Also, when VIA announces a brand new product, it usually comes to market something like two years later, when it has ceased to be interesting.

    As much as I appreciate you guys digging in this driver mess, perhaps one should just let their CPU business die in piece and ignore this company.

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    • #3
      ^^ Because not everyone can buy a new laptop every year and the one they have now is an of VIA piece of crap.

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      • #4
        Then either learn to live with the errors you have made in the past or dump it on eBay in exchange for a used Atom-based Netbook from eBay :-)

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        • #5
          Or have fun hacking up some software that others may enjoy, too, and which you learn from

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          • #6
            Can we get this guy some laptop with savage graphic card?

            Who cares? People that own that particular hardware, please don't underestimate others people work, maybe you have some fancy nvidia card but there are people who don't.

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            • #7
              I don't have a VIA laptop but know somebody who does. Tried to get that person rolling with Linux - kinda hard without a proper VIA driver.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by anybody View Post
                Then either learn to live with the errors you have made in the past or dump it on eBay in exchange for a used Atom-based Netbook from eBay :-)
                What business is it of yours?

                Linux has the best legacy hardware support out of any OS out there. Why should this stop with via devices? Just because some joker claims that the products are no longer relevant?

                Ok. Next lets drop support for IDE drives, ati r300 cards, and motherboards more than 3 years old.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by yesterday View Post
                  Ok. Next lets drop support for IDE drives, ati r300 cards, and motherboards more than 3 years old.
                  Would make the kernel smaller...But smaller kernels are of little effect on newer hardware - the bottleneck lies elsewhere.

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