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Bug#652501: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: Enabling VMware Gallium Driver

Package: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental
Version: 7.11.2-1
Severity: wishlist

Since Wheezy's versions of KDE (Effects only, I think) and Gnome (Gnome Shell)
require 3D acceleration to work properly, I think it is time to start
assuring that users running/testing Debian in Virtual Machines can run those
too. Debian's Kernel has enabled vmwgfx drm module, and libdrm has exported
vmgfx's api. Two things that are missing now are vmwgfx_dri and vmwgfx_drv
for xorg, which are both built from mesa source tree. I still don't know
a proper way to build xorg module without too much complications,
but let's first start with dri one.

I believe proper way to build dri module is just adding "svga" to the list
of GALLIUM_DRIVERS on line 81 of mesa rules file.

81         GALLIUM_DRIVERS += nouveau r600 r300 svga

Proper name and path for module is


I've confirmed that it works as it should with vmware player 3.1.5,
and I suggest first that you add it into experimental dri modules for now.


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