Earlier this month we shared that VIA would be releasing a new 2D graphics driver for Linux and this morning they have done just that. While previously VIA Technologies had thrown their weight behind the OpenChrome driver, and there are other VIA drivers out there like the UniChrome driver, they have been working on their own xf86-video-via driver...
Humm. Info is limited here again. Dual monitor seems fine but also for my old CLE266? Had severe problems with beamers and needed to use a VESA driver for presentations. Then, I wonder why they suddenly do their own brew (that was horrible last time) and why they do not just cooperate with the openchrome. At least that one showed some progess at all and gave me partial 2d accelleration.
I guess Harald has still a lot of stuff to do there .
The WANT a Gallium driver written for them? For nothing?
What the fuck are they thinking? AMD has been making quite an example that they should follow their ass. It they don't do their part and respect OSS community and simply want things to be done for them, well, all I can say is GTFO
On other news, I still fight as hard as I can to steer people away from VIA's stuff
No, EXA still can work without the DRM.
Just make sure your xorg.conf have EXA enbled options.
you can also consult the html format user guid inside VIA V86A binary package on the linux driver portal .