Video drivers and XFree86 4
daenzer at relog.ch
Mon May 7 18:24:46 EST 2001
Mike Willhide wrote:
> I remember that in order to have an accelerated x server with 3.3.6 you
> needed both a driver to put into the kernel and an x server that is
> accelerated for your particular card. Has 4.0.x done away with the
> necessity of multiple x servers?
Yes, there is only one server binary anymore which loads drivers etc. as
> If so, do you only need to have a driver for the particular card to get x
> accelerated (is a driver for x a different thing than a driver for the
Yes and yes. An XFree86 driver is enough in most cases; Only a kernel driver
(or none at all) is good for unaccelerated X.
> Also, does anyone know the status of the Radeon drivers for LinuxPPC?
Last I heard was it wasn't working with acceleration. Maybe Ani Joshi has made
progress in his tree.
Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper) \ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
CS student, Free Software enthusiast \ XFree86 and DRI project member
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