XFree86 & VIA KM 400 continued

Yesterday night I retried to get X running on the Acer Aspire 1350.
It looks like the via driver is still under heavy development. Several people have or had problems with it, including Matt Dillon, Alan Cox. Since last week the Unresolved drm Symbols problem has been fixed, but the Server still crashes.
Other XFree86 bugs are reated to the VIA driver:

  • 812 VIA Modeselection problems.
  • 813 Via driver on km400 laptop results in blank lcd

I decided to wait until some of these issues are resolved and the submitted patches found their way into Xfree86 CVS, because with all the posted patches this is a patch merging hell.
In one of the bugs Egbert Eich pointed to a wiki article that explains how to debug the XServer. I will continue reading it when I will enter the next round fighting with the via driver

One thought on “XFree86 & VIA KM 400 continued”

  1. Judging from the google refers a lot of people still have problems with the via(4) driver. The bug, that bugged me, was 813, which has been fixed in XFree 4.4. So this blog article is outdated, and only of historical value

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