Rotate trouble on r300 (was: Re: XRandR rotate support HW rotate or not?)
xavier.bestel at free.fr
Thu Nov 6 01:20:10 PST 2008
On Sat, 2008-11-01 at 12:25 +0100, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-10-31 at 19:17 +0100, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> > Le vendredi 31 octobre 2008 à 09:34 -0400, Alex Deucher a écrit :
> > > 2008/10/31 <FloraGui at viatech.com.cn>:
> > > > Dear Keith Packard：
> > > >
> > > > I have recently study RandR, I found if we use RandR rotate no matter
> > > > static rotate or dynamic rotate，we always use RandR's own software rotate.
> > > >
> > > > We draw the screen desktop very slow, how can we support HW rotate
> > > > using RandR or it is a RandR limitation, if it is, RandR1.3 has support HW
> > > > rotate or not ?
> > >
> > > Your driver needs to implement the EXA composite hook with support for
> > > transforms and the randr 1.2 shadow_create/allocate/destroy hooks.
> > > The basic idea is that when you elect to rotate your screen, a shadow
> > > framebuffer is allocated in the randr core code calling the driver
> > > shadow* hooks to allocate a buffer for the rotated screen. The crtc
> > > is then pointed to this shadow buffer. The randr core code then uses
> > > the driver's EXA composite hook to transform the regions that are
> > > damaged and display them in the shadow buffer. Both the Intel driver
> > > and the radeon driver implement this.
> > BTW, does anyone know why rotating the screen doesn't play well with
> > compiz on an r300 ? The screen looks garbled (like if the framebuffer
> > wasn't rotated so the pitch is all wrong), every second image (e.g. when
> > you move the cube slowly, one image is perfect, the next one is
> > garbled).
> Does disabling tiling and/or page flipping help?
Ok, after using it for a while, I think I can say it doesn't help that
much: with page flipping disabled, the driver hangs regularly the
machine. It's a solid lock, the machine doesn't pong.
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