Performance change from X in Fedora Core 4 to Fedora Core 5

Tilman Sauerbeck tilman at
Sun Jul 9 07:22:45 PDT 2006

Roo [2006-07-09 15:15]:
> On Sun, 09 Jul 2006 22:21:11 +0900, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> > change gfx card (ati r200 for example has render accel (albeit a little
> > buggy)),
> See, this is what I don't understand. I thought the Matrox cards had
> really good render extension acceleration. That's why I asked if version 7
> has gone backwards and broken it... but I'm only an interested user not a
> coder, so all I see is a system that just keeps getting slower and a
> PC/gfx card that is 100% free software being dropped in favour of newer
> cards with closed drivers.

MGA has XAA acceleration, but XAA sucks at accelerating Render.
Unfortunately, EXA support for MGA isn't finished yet:

Once that's done Render will probably fly :)


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