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Re: xfree

Is the accelerated XFree86 not available for Debian?  On my "Bronze" powerbook, X speed seems to be similar for the two of them...


Shiryu wrote:

> There is a server, called Xpmac, that is actually acelerated for ATIcards, and is not on debian, is damm much faster than the frame buffer
> On Mon, 10 Jan 2000 12:03:32 Ivo KRAB wrote:
> > Sven Luther replied:
> > >> Could you PLEASE build and package all the servers, not just the FBdev one?
> > >> The fbdev is not accellerated for my Powerbook's Chips 65550, but the SVGA
> > >> one is supposed to be.
> > >
> > >No, i will not, i have other things to do. If you provide me with a patch,
> > >then i could do it. Anyway, i don't think the SVGA Xfree server will even
> > >compile on ppc, but then i may be wrong.
> >
> > Don't know about that, but I don't see why it shouldn't. The way I see it,
> > normally everything gets built by default, so is it a lot more work to
> > package also the other server binaries?
> >
> > >If you have the 65550 specs, you could even add fbdev accel for it, taking as
> > >model the mach64 and pm2 stuff (in xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree68/maxh64|pm2 i
> > >guess).
> >
> > Sorry I'm not enough of a programmer for that yet, and certainly don't have
> > the time right now to dive into such an adventure, soon to be outdated by
> > Xfree 4.0 anyway. I'll just wait, thank you.
> >

Hugh Caley
Unix System Administrator
Babcock & Brown, San Francisco
415-512-1515 hughc@babcockbrown.com

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