"Todd M. Shrider" wrote:
> Let ask a better question. I've seen reference that say Xpmac requires
> special kernel options, can someone comment on this? Also, Xfree86Fbdev
You need to enable "Backwards Compatible framebuffer for Xpmac" (or something to
that effect) to let Xpmac work.
> stuff that I get from the debian network install seems VERY slow, as if
> there is no accelleration at all. What's the status on performance in this
> arena? Thanks!
Are you booting w/ "No Video Driver" enabled? The OF driver is pretty slow, it
also has some weird quirks (can't change resolutions, no dpms,
etc)--understandable as it has to work with basically every ppc out there.
If you are using XFree <4, then the fbdev is probably slower than Xpmac for a
relatively recent ATI card. The newer XFree, 4, is, I find, faster than Xpmac.
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