ATI on FreeBSD! FireGL Linux Driver Port

Joshua Tinnin krinklyfig at comcast.net
Mon Dec 26 23:33:35 PST 2005


On Tue 27 Dec 05 00:22, Eric Anholt <eta at lclark.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-12-27 at 00:10 -0700, Joshua Tinnin wrote:
> > On Mon 26 Dec 05 22:30, Chris Gilbert <Chris at lainos.org> wrote:
> > > Sure!
> > >
> > > Below is a support list based on what ATI reports the driver
> > > supports.
> > >
> > > Everything here should work as advertised, but to be sure, if you
> > > have success with a particular card then let me know and I'll
> > > mark the support as confirmed.
> > >
> > > It supports: (Put into a sane order, as opposed to what is on the
> > > ATI site)
> >
> > <snip>
> >
> > > Radeon® 9600 series
> >
> > I have an ATI Radeon 9600XT, and I'm proud to report it's been
> > working for the last hour with no problems. I can live without the
> > 3D acceleration in FreeBSD, but 2D acceleration helps
> > significantly. Finally using my card's memory instead of the
> > system's.
>
> Hmm.  X.Org should be supporting the same 2d acceleration for 9600s
> as fglrx.  Was that not the case?

Well, rather, it seems to be working much better now. The radeon X.Org 
driver never did seem to do 2D accel very well, at least in my 
experience, though the logs tell me it was working. It seems like it's 
actually working now, though I guess what I said previously wasn't 
precise.

- jt


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