Re: ATI Mach64 support in XFree86 4.0 update...
[I 'forward' this to debian-powerpc as well]
Ani Joshi wrote:
> Since there have been many people asking about mach64 support int xfree
> 4.0 I figured I might as well give you all the status of the driver.
> I am almost done with 'porting' the ATI driver to ppc and so far its
> working quite well. While I'm not completely finished with all the
> acceleration, what is completed are: ScreenToScreen blits, rect fills,
> sold lines, and 8x8 mono pattern fills.
Sounds like the most important stuff is there :)
> Unfortunately due to some binary driver incompatibilities between current
> xfree86 cvs and Jack Howarth's 4.0-stock rpms, the driver seems to not
> work with his rpms. Luckily, the next xfree86 release is around the
> corner so once that happens I will merge the driver and put up a
> compatibile release.
If you happen to have a 4.0b version of the driver (what version is the one in
your FTP dir?), I'd be happy to make it available for people to test with my
Does the driver use/need FBDev? Does it need PCI patches on some machines?
> For those interested in the driver's development, I will be placing info
> and binary snapshots (xfree liscence prohibits me from releasing source),
> Here you will find x11perf results comparison between the driver and
> Xpmac, a bootlog of the driver, and some other various things i throw up
0 and 1. Now what could be so hard about that?
Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper) \ CS student and free software enthusiast
Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc,i386) user \ member of XFree86, Team *AMIGA*, AUGS