Artifacts on Radeon 4850

Corbin Simpson mostawesomedude at
Sun Jul 5 15:17:06 PDT 2009

On 07/05/2009 02:49 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Sunday 05 July 2009, Alex Deucher wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 3:20 PM, Matt Turner<mattst88 at> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 4:11 PM, Casey Jones<jonescaseyb at> wrote:
>>>> Would using the radeon-rewrite branch of mesa actually fix this?  AFAIK,
>>>> this isn't a 3D/OpenGL problem.  Whenever Xorg is running it happens,
>>>> including 2D.
>>> No, the radeon-rewrite branch (which has been merged recently)
>>> wouldn't change anything, as it doesn't support R6/700. If it's
>>> happening with 2D, it's not a problem with Mesa anyway -- unless
>>> you're using compiz, then it may be.
>>>> Oh, and I am using EXA. Are there any other AccelMethods like XAA?
>>>> And it isn't the hardware because it worked fine with fglrx.
>>> Yes, XAA is also available.
>> Only EXA is available on r6xx/r7xx hardware.
>> Alex
> Can we expect that to change eventually?

If your question is actually, "XAA for r600+?" then the answer is
"never." XAA is just not a good fit for these cards. Additionally, XAA
is kind of on the way out, and with recent EXA improvements, there's
really no reason to stick with it.

~ C.

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