Enabling Glamor acceleration

Yu, Chan KitX chan.kitx.yu at intel.com
Fri Jun 26 00:19:02 PDT 2015

Thanks for your valuable pointer.

I then tried compiling the latest xorg-server 1.17.1 with --enable-glamor but unfortunately I got these nasty compile errors. http://pastebin.com/cQi1geM9 I'm really clueless about how this happened and how to tackle it.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: xorg [mailto:xorg-bounces at lists.x.org] On Behalf Of Ken Moffat
> Sent: Friday, June 26, 2015 12:04 PM
> To: xorg at lists.x.org
> Subject: Re: Enabling Glamor acceleration
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 03:38:30AM +0000, Yu, Chan KitX wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > I have searched quite extensively about enabling Glamor acceleration.
> http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Glamor/ looked promising but
> it was quite some time ago since the page and the code base were updated,
> which isn't confidence inspiring either. I have read the reason behind the
> desertion of the page is because Glamor is merged together with xorg-server
> and so there is no need of a separate Glamor page and codebase.
> >
> > So my question here is how do I configure xorg-server to enable Glamor? I
> have libglamor installed and followed the instructions in the Glamor webpage
> but my result wasn't so fruitful so far. Hence my email here.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Chan-Kit
> I used the following in a file in xorgconf.d/ on one of my boxes which ran a
> low-end radeon variant where glamor improved the power consumption
> (Aruba, if my memory is correct - the motherboard seems to have died).
> You'll need to change at least the Driver.
> # turn glamor on
> Section "Device"
> 	Identifier "radeon"
> 	Driver "ati"
> 	Option "AccelMethod" "glamor"
> EndSection
> But I think you may be missing a dependency - the version of glamor in xorg-
> server-1.17 uses libepoxy, and the only reference to a glamor lib in my logs is
> for libglamoregl.so in the xorg-server's modules.
> Alternatively, if by 'configure' you meant "which options do I pass to
> ./configure" the answer is '--enable-glamor'.
> ĸen
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