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Re: [directfb-dev] Re: Bug#341597: [ppc, d-i-gtk] installation report on b&w G3

Denis Oliver Kropp wrote:
Quoting Sven Luther:

*DFB HW accel enabled by default, disabled by default for known broken accelerated modes and user-disabilitable at boot-time using ad-hoc parameters. -pro: hw acceleration enabled by default would make the g-i a good test bench for DFB -con: per-card hw accel disabilitation mechanism has still to be developed; users may be disoriented by crashing installations if they do not know that DFB's hw acceleration can be disabled (remember that many oh whom betatested the g-i tought it was based on XFree! )

It is trivial though, maybe 5 lines of shell or so. As for the rest, you just
document it.

The user could select accel/non-accel in the boot loader.

ok, so it seems the final choice is leaving hw acceleration enabled, with ad-hoc hw disabilitation ("no-hardware" into /etc/directfbrc ) for accelerator modules that are known to be broken and the ability for the user to force-enale/disable acceleration at boot time, right? If this is the general feeling i'll open a bug against cdebconf-gtk to be able to track this down later.

If we decide to keep the hw-acceleration enabled by default we'll need co-operation from directfb-dev, were bugreports related to DFB crashes that we may receive should be forwarded.

Seems logic.

As soon as the g-i is released it, and henche DFB, will receive a lot of testing from many users all around th world and this could be a good testbench for DFB too.

:) Like enabling yaird by default in the debian kernels did bring them a bug
report storm :)


I didn't know this existed: it looks like is just waiting for bugs to be reported.. :)



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