AcceleratedX and XFree86
I am trying to setup a PC to run Debian Linux on but found out from my vendor
that the #9 Motion 771 video adapter that I ordered (4 months ago!) came with
only 2 MB VRAM instead of 4 MB VRAM as I had requested. They suggested going
with the Matrox Milennium. Found out it is a lot faster but that it is NOT
supported by XFree86 but IS supported by AcceleratedX.
What do I gain by using AcceleratedX instead of XFree86 besides speed and H/W
support and what do I lose? AccleratedX has several different packages that
can be purchased. Can I get the same stuff from XFree86? What about the code?
If I want to do X Window programming, will I be losing valuable coding examples
by using AccelerateX? Any other pluses/minuses?
Thanks in advance for your time.
Science Applications International Corp.