[Openchrome-devel] Getting ready to release OpenChrome Version 0.3.4
kevinbrace at gmx.com
Thu Feb 11 20:40:56 UTC 2016
Since there has not been a new release of OpenChrome for more than 2 1/2 years, I feel like we should release a new version very soon, so that various Linux / BSD distributions can update their bundled OpenChrome.
I will like to ask people who have access to various VIA Technologies integrated graphics based computers to start doing some testing of the master branch code so that we can figure out what works and what does not work.
In particular, I will like to know what does not work, so that we can focus on fixing the problems.
As far as I know, OpenChrome still has the following problems / bugs.
- No mouse cursor on Lubuntu 10.04 (CLE266, KM400, and probably P4M800)
- When LVDS flat panel is used simultaneously with VGA, there is a crash if LVDS is turned off and VGA is turned on simultaneously (VN896)
- When LVDS flat panel is used simultaneously with VGA, after LVDS is turned off, if VGA resolution is changed, there is a crash (VN896)
- LVDS flat panel is lost when resuming from ACPI S3 State (standby) (VN896)
- ACPI S3 State resume instability (VX800)
- The screen goes blank with during boot (P4M890)
- Random junk being displayed on the screen when resuming from ACPI S3 / S4 State (standby / hibernation)
I do own a fair amount of VIA Technologies hardware, but I do not really own too many of them that have DVI (via VT1632A TMDS transmitter).
I recently fixed a bug related to probing for VT1632A with the person who reported it, and since I do not own a regular computer that has DVI (I do own 2 thin clients with VT1632A, but have not had to time to figure out how to use them.), I want other people to do the testing to see if the latest fix works for everybody.
I am also working on trying to fix VGA coming out of s DVI-I connector via DVI to VGA dongle, and this is also related to the VT1632A probing issue.
With the latest fix, VT1632A is being probed for every VIA Technologies chipset (previously only for P4M800 Pro / VN800 / CN700 chipsets) via I2C buses, and as far as I am concerned, this new code path works well with KM400, K8M800, VN896, and P4M900.
Furthermore, there is KMS (Kernel Mode Setting) supporting newer DRM module in the repository collecting electronic dust.
Personally, I have not been successful in figuring out how to use it so far, but there is someone who can figure it out how to install it, that will be helpful.
Here is the instructions on how to install it.
Anyway, if anyone wants instructions on how to build OpenChrome from the master branch, I can provide detailed instructions on how to do it.
Kevin Brace (OpenChrome Project Maintainer)
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