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New OpenChrome Driver Release (v0.2.904)

X.Org

Published on 08 October 2009 08:37 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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It's been a while since the last OpenChrome driver release for VIA hardware (14 months), but in order to offer compatibility with X.Org 7.5 / X Server 1.7, the team quickly rushed out a new release.

Some of the improvements made to this VIA DDX driver that competes with xf86-video-via and xf86-video-unichrome include VX800 support, basic VX855 support, CX700/VX800 integrated TMDS support, ARGB cursor support, and oanel mode-setting code rework. There's also been assorted bug-fixes and other work piling up in this driver over the past year too.

The release announcement for the xf86-video-openchrome 0.2.904 driver can be found on the X.Org mailing list.

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