[OpenIndiana-discuss] Mesa 7.10 for OI_148
maybird1776 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 11 23:20:47 UTC 2011
Just reviewed the Mesa 7.10 test builds and packaging for OI_148. An issue to bring up is in the future support of open source graphic drivers for OpenIndiana.
Most of the users seem to have either ATI Radeon, Intel, or Nvidia-based GPUs. The Intel and Radeon 2D drivers are being updated, but the functionaliity with certain GPUs/cards is somewhat broken and performance regressed in certain configurations. Be aware of this. I don't expect many improvements in this area before the next release of S11X.
Workaround: Create a xorg.conf file and use the VESA driver as an immediate failsafe and debugging purposes.
Due to the 'server' nature of OpenIndiana, just use the Nvidia drivers with Xorg if you need OpenGL-based 3D graphics for your desktop applications. Use the official upstream fixes as they become available.
~ Ken Mays
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