[SunRescue] For trade/sale: sbus svga card
james at foonly.com
Fri May 12 12:36:58 CDT 2000
On Fri, 12 May 2000, Ken Hansen wrote:
> What OS are you using? Solaris can take advantage of built-in
> hardware acceleration, Linux can not - the same may be true
> for other *free* OSs.
This is not quite true. Graphics acceleration is a function of the X
server, and the OG X11 cg6 drivers perform quite well.
> What would it take to have SPARC Linux use hardware acceleration,
> like a TurboGX+ card? I would love to see that happen - is it just
> impossible (i.e. Sun won't release needed info), or not worth it (as in
> it would be a great effort to code for such a "classic" framebuffer)?
The cg6 had a very open spec and drivers for it have been in the
mainstream X server for quite a long time. The extra acceleration
features provided by the TGX+ are largely transparent and should kick in
automatically. Many, many people were using MIT X11 under SunOS 4 with
It's cards with relatively small production runs (cg12, leo, etc) that are
the real problem driver-wise.
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