The source code for VIA's prosavage drivers for Linux is available here:
What I'd like to know is, how do I compile it for Arch Linux instead of Redhat? I know it sounds stupid, but if the readme.txt is correct, Redhat has the placement of XFree86 arse backwards, with the executables, libraries, etc. in /root/xc (!), and the stuff within that directory also vastly changed from the normal layout. Unless I am reading the instructions totally wrong, installing VIA's drivers is going to be a big fat pain in the ass... Does anyone have advice as to how to go about this?
(Please read the readme.txt included with the source package at the link I gave. I know this may be inconvenient, but I'm pretty sure that I can't post the readme here, as it is copyrighted material.)
D'oh... I was reading it wrong. I have to recompile XOrg to install this driver... Shouldn't be too tough.
My question now is: is it worth it? How do VIA's drivers compare to the DRI/Mesa ones - is OpenGL support any better?
Gah! It only works for legacy versions of XFree86! Seriously, WTF?! :evil:
you can download prosavage drivers from
these drivers works fine on my laptop...
Been there, done that. The DRI/Mesa drivers *suck* - that's why I was trying out VIA's drivers.