Render Accel with Radeons

Eric Anholt eta at
Sun Sep 19 12:57:50 PDT 2004

On Sun, 2004-09-19 at 12:33, Ayan Chakrabarti wrote:
> Hi,
> How can it be a problem in XAA when it works fine on machines with
> nvidia cards ? I mean, since the radeon render acceleration and the
> nvidia render acceleration both work through XAA, the fact that the
> radeon driver doesn't accelerate this stuff probably means that
> there's something missing in the radeon driver. I'm only guessing
> here, of course.
> Btw, I downloaded the KDrive xserver (from the CVS) and am in the
> process of compiling it (lots of the files are screwed, they
> give an AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR after the AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE). The screenshots
> looked pretty impressive. What features does it lack, if any,
> vis-a-vis the xserver (besides the fact that its still a
> development version)  ? I read somewhere that there are some
> permission issues,  is that still a problem ?

The NVIDIA binary driver doesn't use XAA.

For kdrive, you need automake 1.7, autoconf 2.57, and libtool 1.5. 
Trying to use anything less than that will just be a major pain.

Eric Anholt                                eta at          anholt at

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