xserver without DDX video driver.
ajax at nwnk.net
Thu Mar 17 11:03:34 PDT 2011
On Thu, 2011-03-17 at 06:44 -0700, kumar vemuri wrote:
> a. What happens when the video driver is not available? Am guessing that
> the xserver will fallback to a s/w mode in the absence of 2D
> acceleration/2D driver (GPU). If this is true, can someone point me to
> the source code in xserver of this s/w fallback routines/functions.
If there's no video driver, Xorg will not run. If you want a video
driver without a physical video device behind it, use the dummy driver.
> b. Also, does this s/w fallback part talk to the DRM (just like the 2D
> driver does)?
No, the software renderer is completely self-contained.
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