[PATCH ati] Add Gallium (radeong) support via an xorg.conf option, disabled by default.

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Mon Jun 14 23:41:25 PDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-06-14 at 20:19 -0400, Robert Hooker wrote: 
> The r300 gallium driver in mesa is built as radeong_dri.so and the DDX is
> hardcoded to use r300 as the DRI driver name for that generation. this patch
> allows radeong to be used if specified in an xorg.conf with this option:
> Option "Gallium" "True"
> This only affects DRI2 since the gallium driver requires it, and has the benefit
> of being able to coexist with the classic mesa driver.
> Signed-off-by: Robert Hooker <sarvatt at ubuntu.com>

See http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27328#c1 :

        IMHO xorg.conf would be both overkill and insufficient: the
        r300g binary should just be called what it is, namely
        r300_dri.so, and then the distro could choose the default via
        the installation path / symlinks / whatever, and the user could
        override it per application via $LIBGL_DRIVERS_PATH.

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