Driver for VIA chipset laptop?


When I used no to use Linux I bought a laptop (Positivo) with a VIA chipset
(VIA VT8237A). The graphic controller is (from lspci)
a “VIA Technologies, Inc. Chrome9 HC IGP”. I do not have support for
graphics acceleration. I would like to know if it there is any way of getting
support for graphics acceleration with this hardware configuration in
Opensuse 11.0.

Thanks for helping! :slight_smile:

I think the best you will get is VESA

I’m not familiar with this chipset. You may get better graphics capability using the openchrome (via) driver. Some info I found that may be of interest:

OpenChrome for OpenSUSE

Gentoo Wiki Archives - HP_2133

VIA - openSUSE


I am already using VESA, but, since it is a generic
driver, there is no support for 3D accelerations to
my video adapter.

About the site for the openchrome drivers, I did not
found the drivers for my hardware configuration
(Chrome9 HC IGP integrated with a VT8237A chip set).
Furthermore, the most recent driver are for
Opensuse 10.3, I am currently using Opensuse 11.0.

I think I have to buy a new laptop!
Someone could tell me witch chip set works
fine with Opensuse 11.0 64 bit version?

Thanks for replying!:slight_smile:

I think you will find 3D isn’t supported;

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel
up 6:06, 1 user, load average: 0.37, 0.15, 0.17
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 177.82

I give up!

I found none drivers for my integrated
video with VIA chip set. I am going to buy a new

Thanks every you that replied!