Radeon EXA experiences
michel at daenzer.net
Sat Sep 24 09:16:35 PDT 2005
On Sat, 2005-09-24 at 16:11 +0200, Pierre Ossman wrote:
> I installed the latest xorg from cvs to give the new exa framework a go.
> These are the issues I found:
> * The initial 'X' cursor is instead a blue, semi-transparent square.
> * Only the first word of most texts is rendered.
A problem like that was fixed in EXA recently, when did you last update
> * Occasional rendering glitches around glyphs. A multicolored
> horisontal line appears.
Yeah, most likely remaining minor cache flushing glitches.
> * Mouse pointer disappears over GL windows.
> * Mouse only gets 1-bit alpha over Xv overlay.
All your mouse related issues sound like you're using SW cursor, try HW
> If I start xcompmgr I also have the problem of GL overlay not being
> clipped. But this appears on XAA aswell. XAA also gives rendering bugs
> with GL and xcompmgr so on this point EXA is more well behaved.
Yeah, this is because GL direct rendering isn't properly redirected yet.
> Btw, composite and shadows on windows have got a real now even without
> EXA. I thought XAA couldn't accelerate those things?
It does accelerate RENDER, but not nearly as well as EXA does.
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