Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138825
via_drv.o mising in x86_64
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; rv:1.7.3)
Description of problem:
[thl@thl 3]$ rpm -qpl x86_64/Fedora/RPMS/xorg-x11-6.8.1-12.x86_64.rpm
| grep via
[thl@thl 3]$ rpm -qpl i386/Fedora/RPMS/xorg-x11-6.8.1-12.i386.rpm |
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The via driver has never been built or shipped before on AMD64
systems, because there wasn't any AMD64 systems with via video
Do you have an AMD64 or EM64T motherboard with onboard via video?
If so, please attach your X server log and config file for us
Thanks in advance.
>The via driver has never been built or shipped before on AMD64
>systems, because there wasn't any AMD64 systems with via video
There is a VIA Chipset for AMD64 here:
An products based on it (those I know ;-) ):
>Do you have an AMD64 or EM64T motherboard with onboard via video?
>If so, please attach your X server log and config file for us
I had a test system -- I'll build it together again on monday and will
provide some data here. But after reporting this bug I found out that
even the 32-bit FC3 driver doesn't work on it (as in Suse 9.2 32bit
and 64bit also).
Wondering why, cause
claims the K8M800 is supported.
Created attachment 107163 [details]
Log from 64 bit X-session
Created attachment 107164 [details]
Log from 32 bit X-Session
Created attachment 107165 [details]
32 bit xorg.conf
Created attachment 107166 [details]
32 bit log with via driver from viaarena.com
Created attachment 107167 [details]
64 bit xorg.conf
Created attachment 107168 [details]
lspci, lspci -n , lspci -v
attachment id=107166 / comment #6 is just FYI: This is a working 32
bit driver from
This is the type of change that really requires X.Org to make first
in the upstream sources. Please file a feature request in the
X.org bugzilla at http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the "xorg"
component, requesting the 'via' driver be enabled on AMD64
for CVS head, as there are AMD64 boards out there which have
this chipset on them now.
The driver may not be fully 64bit clean, having not been tested
previously on 64bit architectures, but once it's enabled on
X.Org CVS head for a while, presumeably any kinks in it will
get ironed out over the next development cycle.
Once you've filed your request to X.org bugzilla, paste the URL
here and we will track the status in the upstream tracker.
Thanks in advance.
Ok, adding to our internal tracker, and setting status to "UPSTREAM".