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Old 08-23-2004, 04:54 PM   #1
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Unhappy does xorg.conf support driver "accel" ?


a XF86Config file for my Dell Inspiron that supports 3D Hardware Accleration
PHP Code:
# The accelerated servers (S3, Mach32, Mach8, 8514, P9000, AGX, W32, Mach64
# I128, and S3V)
Section "Screen"
    
Driver      "accel"
    
Device      "ATI|3D Rage P/M Mobility AGP 2x"
    
Monitor     "My Monitor"
    
Subsection "Display"
        
Depth       16
        Modes       
"1024x768"
        
ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection 
I got pretty excited when I seen this today from the Dell support site concerning Linux hardware acceration for my ATI card.... however it's for the XF86Config format.... when I make a stab at it with my xorg.conf file, it comes back and says it never heard of anything called "accel" ?

What's going on ?

Also the format is slightly different on xorg.conf, here's my best guess as to where it goes:

the xorg.conf file from my Slackware
PHP Code:
Section "Device"
    
Identifier  "ati rage mobility"
    
Driver      "ati"
    
VideoRam    8192
    Option      
"UseFBDev"              "true"
    
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection 
The "ati" I simply replaced with "accel" but no go....

there seems to be some fundamental differences between XF86Config and xorg.conf and you can see it in the two listings, one has the Driver spec under the "Screen" section, the other has it under the "Device" section... i' having trouble figuring it out...

any suggestions....

i'm so close to having 3d hardware acceleration on my dell laptop, i can see it happening....

- perry

Last edited by perry; 08-23-2004 at 04:58 PM.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 10:24 AM   #2
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it appears xorg.conf does not support 3d hardware accleration, however, it supports 2d hw acceleration by default (thats nice to know, kinda explains the really slick performance by x), but i'm wondering how do i change xorg back to XF86Free so that i can quickly check the "accel" option.... or if it's even worth it....

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