Bug#658636: Acknowledgement (xserver-xorg-video-radeon: Multiple DRI regressions)

Michel Dänzer daenzer at debian.org
Wed Feb 8 05:33:22 PST 2012

On Mit, 2012-02-08 at 08:25 -0500, Alex Deucher wrote: 
> On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 7:32 PM, Witold Baryluk <baryluk at smp.if.uj.edu.pl> wrote:
> >
> > So why there are two incompatible drivers, especially when radeon looks
> > to be providing framebuffer anyway? Is radeonfb module supporting even
> > some older hardware so it is keeped in kernel?
> radeon covers all hw radeonfb covers and more.  The reason radeonfb is
> still around is that it covers a few corner cases (suspend and resume
> on ppc mac cards) which hasn't been ported over to radeon yet.  On
> x86, there is no reason to use radeonfb.

radeonfb also has console acceleration.

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