XFree86 and VIA M10000 Video

KIMURA Yasuhiro yasu at utahime.org
Fri Jun 4 07:18:06 GMT 2004

From: Dejan Lesjak <dejan.lesjak at guest.arnes.si>
Subject: Re: XFree86 and VIA M10000 Video
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 01:50:18 +0200

>> I have been trying (without success) to get XFree86 working on my new EPIA
>> M10000 board for days.  I've seen some mention of there being a Castlerock
>> driver in 4.3.99, but the ports pull in 4.3.  Does anyone have any advice
>> for me?  Should I download the source and compile the new 4.4 version and
>> just put it over the port install?
> There's newer version of xfree86 server in x11-servers/XFree86-4-Server-snap 
> (, so try upgrading your XFree86-Server port to that one. It has 
> via(4) driver that is not in 4.3 and that one should work for your chipset.

The via(4) driver of this version has a bug which results in server
crash, and it was not fixed until  I had experienced the
crash with my VIA C3M266 M/B, which uses same CLE266 chipset as EPIA
M10000. So it's better not to use server of snapshot.

I tried XFree86 4.4.0 and X.org's X11R6.7.0, and both seems to work
fine. Now my environment is the combination of server from X11R6.7.0 
(which is build without ports) and others from XFree86 4.3.0 ports.
So x11-servers/xorg-server may be better solution.

KIMURA Yasuhiro
Mail: yasu at utahime.org
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