X.org 6.8 upgrade - glxinfo with fglrx driver crashes X ?
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Mon Sep 20 15:10:33 PDT 2004
On Monday 20 September 2004 16:38, Osho GG wrote:
> Another question, maybe slightly unrelated. Once ATI releases drivers
> compatible with X.org 6.8.1 that supports 3d acceleration - does that
> mean that Render would also be accelerated?
Not necessarily. Render and GL are two distinct drawing APIs, and you can
have either one accelerated without the other.
> Could someone please enlighten the ignorant me as to what is the difference
> between 3d acceleration and Render acceleration?
Render does Porter-Duff operations on 2d pictures; GL does polygons. The two
complement each other quite well.
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