Another VIA UniChrome/Chrome9 Driver

Robert Noland rnoland at
Tue Nov 11 07:47:27 PST 2008

On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 22:53 +0800, Intron is my alias on the Internet
> Port:
> If the distfile cannot be downloaded from VIA's website, please
> download it from my server:
> This is official driver from VIA, originally for SuSE 10.1.
> It works on my laptop (BENQ Joybook R41E) and VIA pc-1 motherboard.
> The GPU of my laptop is:
> vgapci0 at pci0:1:0:0:    class=0x030000 card=0x86241071 chip=0x33431106 rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
>      vendor     = 'VIA Technologies Inc'
>      device     = 'VIA/S3G UniChromePro IGP'
>      class      = display
>      subclass   = VGA
> OpenChrome doesn't work with it (chip's PID = 0x3343) at all.
> It supports features as well as OpenChrome:
> * XVideo
> * Rotation
> * Dual Display
>     - Mono display on only either LCD or VGA only
>     - DuoView (The same scene on both LCD and VGA simultaneously)
> I failed to get SAMM (different scenes on LCD and VGA).
> I believe it is useful for people who is using laptop with VIA chipset.
> And I hope it can be put into port tree before it is out of date.
> Any FreeBSD committee can help me?

How does this compare to our Xorg driver?  I've contemplated finishing
the via drm work, but I don't have any of these devices and I'm not sure
how many people do. At least that care about drm anyway...


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