[OpenIndiana-discuss] Radeon HD 3870 Best Practices?

Albert Lee trisk at opensolaris.org
Sat Oct 2 18:10:21 UTC 2010

On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 1:48 PM, Lou Picciano <loupicciano at comcast.net> wrote:
> Ken, thanks for that. Seems to me I _was_ getting some kind of acceleration from past installs. (Or am I thinking of various gyrations with various flavors of Linux?)
> ( Alan, good to see you here. ) Oh, I see. Ok, but by 'basic 2D support', do you mean not even accelerated 2D? Was hoping to get something out of this card, at least, which is currently lookin' a little like overkill!

There should be EXA and XAA acceleration for 2D, including the Render
extension. I believe your graphics chip uses textured video playback
instead of the traditional video overlay so XVideo acceleration may
not be available. The radeon(7) man page has more information.


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