[OpenIndiana-discuss] Mesa 7.10 for OI_148
dkjar at elmira.edu
Wed Jan 12 14:34:59 UTC 2011
Don't mean to hijack but Alan, do you off hand know if there is a
video card that will work in a v40z? That thing has a very
primitive/odd built in video card and sometimes I would like to do more
than just ssh -X. It works fine in OI but the card is so slow it is
painful to use as a console. I have searched all over but can't seem to
find anything but warnings about not destroying your motherboard by
putting in certain kinds of cards never what was compatible or
appropriate for the machine.
On 01/11/11 07:47 PM, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> On 01/11/11 03:20 PM, ken mays wrote:
>> Just reviewed the Mesa 7.10 test builds and packaging for OI_148.
> What test builds and packaging are these? Are these builds you've
> made to share with others or just your own private builds?
>> Most of the users seem to have either ATI Radeon, Intel, or Nvidia-based GPUs.
> That does cover somewhat more than 95% of the modern desktop& laptop market.
> Servers often have graphics cards that aren't widespread on the desktop because
> they don't have good 3D support, but have good enough 2D to be a local or
> remote service console - ATI Rage, Matrox, AST, etc.
>> 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.
> Updating the Intel 2D driver to anything much newer than what's currently in
> OI will make it non-functional with the current open source kernels from either
> OpenSolaris or Illumos - it requires Kernel ModeSetting (KMS) support, that
> isn't implemented in either of those yet. I don't expect any S11X releases
> to solve OpenIndiana's problems here.
> Illumos has opened a tracker RFE, but I've not seen anyone yet even hint that
> they're interested in actually working on it:
Dr. Daniel Kjar
Assistant Professor of Biology
Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
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Elmira, NY 14901
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