Adding encoder/transmitter support (to via or stand-alone)

Philip Prindeville philipp_subx at
Mon Apr 9 20:32:09 PDT 2007

Alex Deucher wrote:
> On 4/9/07, Philip Prindeville <philipp_subx at> wrote:
>> Hi.
>> I've been working on the via drivers (svn295 branch),
>> and want to add support for the Sil164 DVI transmitter
>> and the VT1631 encoder.
>> I have the equipment and the time, but not the familiarity.
>> I asked on openchrome-users if anyone wanted to collaborate
>> but didn't hear back.
>> Anyone on this list willing to collaborate?
>> And since a lot of encoders/transmitters can be mixed
>> and matched with GPU's, does it make sense to have a
>> modular design for such, rather than mingling them with
>> the GPU driver?
> Right.  the sil164 support in the intel and radeon (airlied's tree) is
> a step in the right direction.  It shouldn't take much to make the
> modules standalone.
> Alex

I grabbed:


The code looks pretty stand-alone as is (though it might
not be the most current version).

Just need to figure out how to splice it into the VIA driver.


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