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
-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
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.
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