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Via graphics unichrome drivers on Puppy Wary how to install?
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profaner

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012, 06:19    Post subject:  Via graphics unichrome drivers on Puppy Wary how to install?  

Hallo

I know that is a rookie question but for some of you answering me will take 5 minutes and for me it' ll take 5 days Smile

The question is how to install the via unichrome drivers to the Wary Puppy?
I read 2 tutorials:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=66388

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=44388

I started with the 2th one and I thought that's the thing that will solve my problem, but know I think that's not so easy...
Believe me I try to look for some tutorials and manuals in internet but the problem is that in every tutorial is the different way to get the problem solved and I don't know whats the starting point? What are the first steps? Some of the tutorials are expired and with old drivers link.

The reason why I'm asking of it is....


additional part Smile dont have to read it
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For over a month I'm trying to make some "home media center" on HDDless computer and the biggest problem for me was the flash player to play youtube. I tested a lot of different live linux distros, and only the one with the vesa mode start with X server.
When I finally make flash running the playing youtube videos was very slow and when I test it on Slitaz the CPU usage of Opera running was 89% .

On this topic:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=69708&start=15

Iguleder noticed that maybe it's the graphic card problem.
Maybe after installing good drivers the flashplayer will not be a speed demon, but it could be the reason. It is not the reason I will get appropriate graphics card drivers so it will be good for me Smile))

Best regards I' ll grateful for any help
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012, 11:16    Post subject: Via graphics unichrome
Subject description: How I did it
 

Hi profaner,

currently running wary 5.2 pfix=ram
In the bootup process I was asked to chose
vesa or xvesa
vesa chosen
then probe
and I have openchrome driver

Disadvantage: 1024x768 is max. resolution

xvesa has more better resolutions
vesa driver is best for my 1920x1080 monitor

To load openchrome use
Code:
xorgwizard
from command line.

Note wary 5.2 has kernel
# uname -a
Linux puppypc 2.6.32-smp #1 SMP Sat Aug 27 09:x
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012, 12:30    Post subject:  

I just started the Mucpup Puppy pretending to be MacOS Smile

Xorg Wizard find Video driver as a openchrome so this part is good, but when run test I got only black screen.
Maybe my TV is a problem - because I use TV as a monitor.
tried all refresh mode and no changes....
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012, 14:42    Post subject:  

L18L thanks for your reply

xorgwizard finds my graphic card, finds drivers and everything seems to OK, but I got only black screen.
I search some info in TV manual and I set up a resolution and refresh to preferred values. Unfortunately no changes.

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Quote:
Disadvantage: 1024x768 is max. resolution

xvesa has more better resolutions
vesa driver is best for my 1920x1080 monitor


1280x1024 is preferred for my TV could be the reason?
the max resolution is provided by openchrome driver??
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012, 14:57    Post subject: unichrome  

1024x768 is the restriction of openchrome
if I am choosing larger resolution in xorgwizard then 1024x768 is automatically taken by the system.

Did you you try Xvesa ? It is in wary, not in racy and not in others.
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012, 15:13    Post subject:  

but how to choose the xvesa?
In xorgwizard I got only vesa option.
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012, 16:02    Post subject:  

profaner wrote:
but how to choose the xvesa?
In xorgwizard I got only vesa option.

In wary 5.2 (I remember correct, I am in racy 5.3 now):
In xorgwizard the first question was vesa or xvesa
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012, 18:14    Post subject:  

Now I'm on Wary 5.3

The question was Xorg vesa or Xvesa
Couldn't config Xorg properly so I run the Xvesa
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