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    Phoronix: OpenChrome X.Org Driver Updated With Better Support For Old VIA Hardware

    Kevin Brace, the sole remaining main contributor to the OpenChrome project, has announced version 0.6 of the xf86-video-openchrome driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Chrome-0.6-DDX

  • #2
    From the NEWS file of the 0.6 release:

    +- KMS support
    + (Kernel Mode Setting; requires the use of still in
    + development KMS supporting OpenChrome DRM. See "Where to Obtain
    + OpenChrome Source Code" section for more details.)
    ...
    +OpenChrome DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) module source code
    +repository is located at.
    +https://cgit.freedesktop.org/openchrome/drm-openchrome/
    Which is seeing a slow but steady stream of changes (OK, maybe not so slow for a single hobbyist develeoper).

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    • #3
      It's actually a little sad that he's working alone in this field, but I'm glad someone still cares for the elderly but still useful hardware. It's better than having to use a VESA driver on these chips.
      Well, even a certain libv showed up the last months on the openchrome-devel mailing list, but there wasn't really much contribution from that side as far as I can judge that.
      Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!

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      • #4
        It's actually a little sad that he's working alone in this field, but I'm glad someone still cares for the elderly but still useful hardware.
        Still useful?
        To hell VIA and it's crap.

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