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Re: Direct rendering: No

That is a truly lovely alternative for people with money.

Also, the only good ATI drivers are closed-source and x86-only. Some of us
care about such things.

Many people on this list doubtless are quite poor (I know I am) and merely
have an old surplus Sparc given by a friend. It is quite insulting to say
"Well, we turned off all accelerated 3D support so you can have pretty
fonts, without giving you a choice as to which you find a higher priority;
if you don't like it, spend 3.5 kilodollars on some fancy-schmantzy Sun
hardware AND write your own drivers, or just switch to x86."

Frankly, I'd rather have accelerated 3D than pretty fonts. Why have a 3D
workstation if it's just about useless for 3D? (And DON'T even TRY telling
me that software OpenGL rendering is "good enough", or anything more than
"absolute crap".)

On Tue, 6 Jul 2004, David S. Miller wrote:

> Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 14:45:42 -0700
> From: David S. Miller <davem@redhat.com>
> To: JLB <jlb@twu.net>
> Cc: erwann.abalea@certplus.com, debian-sparc@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Direct rendering: No
> On Tue, 6 Jul 2004 17:29:01 -0400 (EDT)
> JLB <jlb@twu.net> wrote:
> > Suggest an alternative then. One with 3D acceleration support -and- nice
> > font support.
> An x86 system with an ATI Radeon :-)
> For sparc64, no such options exist currently until someone gets
> the ATI Radeon support working on that platform.  If I personally
> had a SB1500 I'd be working on that myself, but at $3000 USD
> it's out of my price range for fun toys to play with currently.

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