Re: Announcing: XFree86 Xserver accelerated for Rage 128 from XFree86 3.9.17
On Sun, 16 Jan 2000, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Jan 2000, Kevin Puetz wrote:
> > firstname.lastname@example.org said:
> > > Announcing: XFree86 r128 Xserver (version 1) from the pre-XFree4.0
> > > (based on xfree86 version 3.9.17) distribution from the XFree86 org.
> > > This Xserver has full Rage 128 acceleration and supports both hardware
> > > and software cursors. In x11perf testing, this Xserver beats Xpmac
> > > (currently revision 8) on most performance measures (but not all).
> > Wohoo! mozilla last night (I have a working build!) Xfree 3.9 today!
> > Sorry bout the excitability - the number of Linux-not-PPC packages was
> > beginning to concern me, but they're getting fixed in droves.
> > Presumably, then, this works only on Rage 128? I've still got a Rage II+ :-*.
> > Or is it just not accelerated much (or at all) then? I'm probably not going to
> > switch (unless you want a tested with an older machine, Beige G3 Rev1
> > Desktop), but I'm curious about the support for somewhat older video cards.
> We just need someone to make the Mach64 stuff in 3.9.x work with atyfb as
> well... Kevin proved that such things can be done :-)
It is possible, but since the mach64 driver in 3.9.x doesn't have acceleration
yet it won't offer anything more than the fbdev driver. Once acceleration is
there i am sure that one of us will do it :). Note also that the mga/glint
drivers support fbdev as well. Anyone willing to add support for the mac only
cards platinum/control etc ?