Please provide a 3D driver for Unichrome PRO IGP using "restricted drivers"

Bug #122762 reported by Kai Springer on 2007-06-28
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xorg (Ubuntu)
xserver-xorg-video-via (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I got a really severe problem with my Via Unichrome Pro and K8M800 South Bridge (to be found in I don't know how many laptops). 3D screensaver freeze, google-earth freezes and desktop effects (compiz) refuse to work. Beryl makes my system hang. 2D stuff like video/DVD is working at it's best. By the way, it is not my graphics adapter which doesn't work but the driver; in windows everything is working fine. However, I already tried the unichrome drivers, they don't work at all. provides a 2D driver which is supposed to work together with Mesa. But compiling and installing this driver already cost me weeks of fiddling around with my system and twice reinstalling the whole thing. Besides, no home or office user ever will be able to do what via requests for installing that driver. So I'd propose to have a driver for Ubuntu 7.04 like it is provided for the nvidia graphics adapters using the "restricted drivers" tool in System-> Administration.

Here's some parts of my config:


01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. S3 Unichrome Pro VGA Adapter (rev 01)


Section "Device"
        Identifier "VIA Technologies, Inc. S3 Unichrome Pro VGA Adapter"
        Driver "via"
        BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
        Option "EnableAGPDMA"

<dmesg output deleted, next time use attachments>


Kai Springer (kai-springer) wrote :

By the way, the problem still persits in Gutsy Herd 2.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) on 2007-09-23
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-via:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in xorg:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) on 2007-12-06
description: updated
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

Probably won't happen. The VIA provided binary driver is a mess. The best option is to use openchrome and support that, and Hardy alpha3 (released later this week) defaults to it. Please try it out, and if it doesn't work, please file a bug against xserver-xorg-video-openchrome.

Marking as won't fix.

Changed in xorg:
status: New → Won't Fix
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