X.org 6.8 upgrade - glxinfo with fglrx driver crashes X ?

Osho GG oshogg at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 11:28:34 PDT 2004

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 18:10:33 -0400, Adam Jackson <ajax at nwnk.net> wrote:
> On Monday 20 September 2004 16:38, Osho GG wrote:
> > Another question, maybe slightly unrelated. Once ATI releases drivers
> > compatible with X.org 6.8.1 that supports 3d acceleration - does that
> > mean that Render would also be accelerated?
> Not necessarily.  Render and GL are two distinct drawing APIs, and you can
> have either one accelerated without the other.
> > Could someone please enlighten the ignorant me as to what is the difference
> > between 3d acceleration and Render acceleration?
> Render does Porter-Duff operations on 2d pictures; GL does polygons.  The two
> complement each other quite well.

Thanks Adam for the info. What I really want is Render Acceleration
for the ATI FireGL. 3d Acceleration is just nice to have for 98% of
time. What I really want is good performance for font rendering,
transluency and drop shadow etc. candy.


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