Subject: Re: Z buffer
To: Ray Phillips <>
From: R. C. Dowdeswell <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 02/19/2002 14:16:54
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Ray Phillips wrote:
>Dear NetBSD/alpha:
>Is a Z buffer on the DEC ZLXp-E3 video card a hardware/firmware 
>device which operates independently of the operating system, and will 
>hence work under NetBSD/alpha?
>(I'm just wondering if there's anything to be gained by purchasing a 
>ZLXp-E3 rather than a ZLXp-E2.)

Our X server for the TGA cards doesn't make use of the Z buffer.
I don't think that XF86 does either, and IIRC a Z buffer only really
helps 3D apps---a rare commodity in the Open Source world (other
than xlockmore.)

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