[Mesa-dev] Functions/Entrypoints to be supported by XServer 2D driver.

kumar vemuri kumar210in at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 18:41:22 PST 2011

Is this the wrong forum to post this question? Can someone suggest the
right one if so...


On Thu, 2011-01-27 at 13:20 +0530, kumar vemuri wrote:
> Hi,
>      Am new to linux graphics driver dev and is my spare time project.
> Can someone answer some fundamental questions. 
> Its regarding the 2D device dependent driver <device_drv.so>.
> a. My understanding is that this driver is needed for GPU accelerated 2D
> rendering also. Hence its needed even if DRI is not enabled for 3D. Its
> basically the 2D driver for the GPU. Is my understanding correct?
> b. What are the functions that need to be implemented by this driver? Is
> there a header file that is exported by the device independent part of
> Xserver which lists all the functions that <device_drv.so> needs to
> support?
> c. Any suggestions on how to start writing this 2D driver will certainly
> be helpful.
> Thanks
> K

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