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Thread: 800x480 V8000 BIOS & Driver from VIA GmbH Support

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    Haven't tried it with the BIOS flash yet as I have no floppy drive and I'm struggling producing a bootable CD to flash with. I tried the VGA driver on its own but there was some install problem and it bombed out... Maybe because I didn't flash first ?!?

    Anyone fancy creating an bootable ISO image with the files on for me, or even some decent destructions for creating my own... all the ones I've done fail to boot!


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    Hey Tuned: here's a bribe:
    http://web2.access-k12.org/flashme.zip

    It's an ISO image of a bootable CD with a couple EPIA bios BIN's on it (including the new one for the V8000) and the Award flash util. The ISO didn't work exactly the way I wanted it to, but it works to flash, so that's what counts. If you look at the CD in windows, it has all of the bios versions for all of the EPIA motherboards listed on Via's download page. That's why the image is 13 megs. Also I renamed the .BIN's to make more sense. There's a readme on the CD that explains it, but simply put the name of the BIN is the model of the motherboard followed by the bios revision number. That should make it easy. Like M10k_116.BIN is for the M10000 and is version 1.16.

    Now you ask: what's the bribe for? That's so you will plead with Via to make a bios version for the M10000 that does 800x480. If they did it for the V8000, I don't know why they wouldn't for the M10k, but who knows?

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    I just updated my M10000 with the 1.16 Bios today, and after installation of windows 848*480 is available and working.

    HOWEVER!

    When i install the S3 drivers from Via, 848*480 support vanishes! And the problem is that I need those drivers for Hibernation and 2nd display support.
    Anyone found a solution yet?

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    So are you saying after the bios update and using Windows video card drivers you can get 848 X 480 but when you install the Via video drivers that option vanishes??

    Are we trying to get 800X480 or are we trying to get 848X480?
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    Thanks Tbird, but I'm afraid we must put it in simpler terms.

    Come on people. Let's all say it together now:

    800 by 480

    not 848 by 480
    not 852 by 480
    not 800 by 600

    Sheesh. How many times must it be said? Read the post from the top!
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    Yes, so clean install Windows with BIOS 1.16 = 848*480 AND 800*480

    848*480 is the native resolution for Xenarc and lilliput no? So why would 800*480 be interesting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drib
    Yes, so clean install Windows with BIOS 1.16 = 848*480 AND 800*480

    848*480 is the native resolution for Xenarc and lilliput no? So why would 800*480 be interesting?
    Drib... come on man get with the program.... we are trying to get 800*480 BECAUSE THAT IS THE NATIVE RESOLUTION FOR THE LILLIPUT AND XENARC

    Look at the specs and come talk to me.

    So anyways now that has been covered where are we with this and the M10k?
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    Anyway, that doesn't mather:

    800*480 (as 848*480) is supported in the new BIOS 1.16 for Epia M10000, with the standard Windows Drivers. But do not install the S3 drivers or the options are VERY limited.
    So maybe the problem is not with VIA but with S3??

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    Yes it does matter becasue 848*480 looks like crap. What everyone is looking for is 800*480. Unless you have any news on how to achieve that it is useless to point out that you can get 848*480.

    What do you mean when you say "800*480 (as 848*480)"

    You lost me there.
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    OK, so as I said: I have 800*480 with BIOS 1.16 and windows drivers

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