[Xorg] Re: X on OpenGL

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Tue Jul 13 10:56:59 PDT 2004

On Maw, 2004-07-13 at 18:00, Ian Romanick wrote:
> The flip side is, of course, that there are even a few 3D capable cards 
> that don't have 3D support.  i740, Permedia2 (and most other 3dlabs 
> chips), Rendition chips, Trident Cyberblade, and NV3 come to mind. 
> There may be a few others.  Unfortunately, this isn't a purely man-power 
> solvable problem.  We need docs. :(

We have cyberblade docs. We have enough info to do a bad older Nvidia
(enough to be useful for 2D use of 3D). We have Cirrus docs, we have
siliconmotion (I think), we have S3.

3DLabs have provided some docs to people in the past so may not be
intractible. i740 might be fun though 8(

As regards performance, (with the exception I'm told of the Nvidia
binary driver) all the XAA drivers suck at reading data back from the
screen already so Mesa wont make it worse.

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