Subject: Re: Testers with Rage 128 needed
To: Marco Trillo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: R.D. Hammond <email@example.com>
Date: 11/09/2007 04:40:05
would a PCI or AGP Rage 128 card help you?
On Thu, 8 Nov 2007, Marco Trillo wrote:
> Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 13:26:44 +0100
> From: Marco Trillo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Michael Lorenz <macallan@NetBSD.org>
> Cc: NetBSD/macppc macppc <port-macppc@NetBSD.org>
> Subject: Re: Testers with Rage 128 needed
> On 11/8/07, Michael Lorenz <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I just committed a preliminary console driver for ATI Rage 128
>> graphics controllers - many G4 PowerMacs shipped with those. The
>> driver uses the blitter for scrolling and rectangle fills which
>> already gives a nice speedup over genfb or ofb.
> This is really nice, thank you!
> We have a PowerMac G4 "AGP graphics" with Rage 128 Pro graphics. I
> can't have access to it until this weekend, though :-( .
> So this weekend I'll test the driver and report any success or failure.
> Accelerated console is a great improvement over the slow ofb(4) (even
> with the cache hack). Although the new genfb(4) supporting shadow
> framebuffers is much faster than any ofb with or without hack.