Re: X video drivers appropriate for ARM?
On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Bryce Harrington <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I am reviewing the default X drivers included in xorg for arm, and
> notice there are a number which are pretty obscure and perhaps
> irrelevant. I'm wondering if we can safely drop most of these from
> >From talking with lool and jcristau, it sounds like only -fbdev is
> really needed from this list. (Drivers that seem worth including such
> as -dovefb, -omapfb, -imx, etc. are not in the list and perhaps should,
> but that is a separate issue.)
there's an s3c6410 one as well, somewhere around.
the questions that should be asked are:
* are there any PCI / AGP / PCI-e ARM-based motherboards out there? (i
know of one or two PCI-based ones - certainly no AGP ones. there
*does* however exist the OpenRD Ultimate which has a PCI-e connector,
and the increase in speed of ARM CPUs you *might* regret removing
them, as more modern ARM systems with PCI-e become more prevalent.)
* are there any vesa ones? (vesa is an x86 BIOS thing!)
* are there any sis USB ones? well, it's USB so ... yes!
and there's one more.... darn it... displaylink - yep, that's the one.
i'm not sure if sisusb contains a displaylink chip, i don't think it
does - it's something different.
so i'd say definitely the vesa one could go, the sisusb one
definitely keep, fbdev definitely keep, but going through the list to
check which ones have PCI-e graphics cards? eurrrgh, good luck :)
but, yeah, certainly if you say "is it PCI / AGP only, if so it's out
the window" then the really old ones where the companies have gone
bust or just stopped doing graphics could definitely go - there's a
list of obsolete graphics companies at wikipedia.
good luck! :)