Re: replacing X Window System !

From: linux cbon
Date: Fri May 19 2006 - 18:09:37 EST

--- Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel@xxxxxxx> a écrit :
> On Fri, 2006-05-19 at 17:13, linux cbon wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > does DRI access hardware *directly* ?
> Yes it does.
> > How does DRI compare with other drivers ?
> DRI is not finished for r300 cards (radeon 9600 =>
> X700 IIRC), but it
> kind of works. The only other driver I know for r300
> is Xorg's radeon,
> and it's dead slow.
> Xav

Are "DRIs" the best available open-source drivers for
old ATI cards ? Done by reverse engineering ?
And not all functions are usable :-(.
What about newer ATI or Nvidia cards ? A hope for
something better ?

What do you think of using binary drivers (blobs)
instead ?
I think thats sad to use them, in an open-source
kernel like Linux.

By the way : did you know of this project about an
"open source graphic card" ?
Hardware specs are open, so no need of DNA and
open-source drivers coding easier :
(still a project).


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