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The link originally provided in 2007 does not seem to provide a Linux driver any longer.

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Many linux users who have integrated VIA graphics suffer from lack of 3D acceleration when running certain programs like fast-paced games and windows emulator wine. Developers came up with at least 3 drivers: via-, unichrome- and openchrome-, none of them worked though, or at least did not stop their boxes from freezing or going to a hard lockup.

Read on to get 3D working on your via boxes.


This guide will help you enable 3D if via-, unichrome- or openchrome- drivers do not work with your VIA graphics chipset.

Installation Instructions

Check for 3D

# glxinfo | grep render -> direct rendering: Yes



UniChrome (last edited 2012-07-14 06:16:00 by qiii)