VIA/S3G VT8623 [Apollo CLE266] in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

André Pirard A.Pirard at
Thu Apr 10 18:16:00 UTC 2008

On 2008-04-10 19:07,  Steve Langasek wrote :
> We are now one week out from the 8.04 LTS release candidate and two weeks
> from the final release, so the archive is now frozen and will not thaw again
> before release.
> [...]
> If you have bugs which you believe should be listed there but aren't yet,
> please get in touch with me or another member of the release team.
> Cheers,
Hi Steve and all,

It's one year I've been watching the ups and downs of that display adapter.
Live CD and install was perfect in 7.04 but it wouldn't boot in 7.10.

It's one month I have reported  Bug #197514.
VIA/S3G VT8623 [Apollo CLE266] display no longer works
8.04 : live CD would boot in line mode in alpha6 but not boot again in beta.
Same with booting/non booting installed system.

Now, the installed system is able to boot at beta + latest patches.

I felt almost alone while reporting this with great care, so my shout is :


A half-booting CD to install a system needing a patch is better than a 
non-booting CD.

Could we please be sure to announce every new CD on this list?
Somehow, I waited for the beta CD when it was out.

I'll post a bug report update ASAIDTCD for any VIA user to read.
(Developers welcome too)

Everlasting thanks for the marvelous work you do all. Cheers.


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