Fixing problems with the VIA UniChrome display chipset
There is a project at [url]http://unichrome.sourceforge.net/[/url] updating the VIA
display driver. However, the most recent release (unichrome-X-r30.tar.gz)
gets a segfault on at least some machines (e.g. mine). Following the
advice of their mailing list, I retrieved the most recent file from their
CVS repository, and the core dump was fixed! Hurray!
Here are the steps I took:
1. cd /usr/ports/x11-servers/xorg-server
2. make deinstall
3. make patch
This created a populated source tree into which I could substitute the
files from sourceforge.
4. cd work/xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/drivers
5. mv via via.bak
6. mkdir via
7. (copy the files from the sourceforge CVS tree into the new via directory)
8. make Makefiles
9. cd ../../../../../../..
10. make reinstall
I now had a working X server. -- George
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