Subject: Re: 24bit display problem
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Petri Numminen <email@example.com>
Date: 08/01/2003 20:32:24
der Mouse wrote:
> For what values of "work"?
To work in this case values ability to use 24-bit color palette for X.
Not for console use.
> For X, it's comparatively simple to make it work with Xsun24. However,
> that is slow; it's roughly 1/4 the speed of unaccelerated 8-bit Xsun
> (it's shipping four times as many bits back and forth when doing
> copies). The S24 hardware does support multiple depths on the screen
> at once, and I built an X server that does so. I think jdc was working
> on integrating this into NetBSD's xsrc, but recently (2003-07-23) wrote
> to the list
Speed is not always the most important factor.
> If anyone is interested in trying to beat jdc to it :-), or just wants
> to use my server, I'll be happy to pass out more copies of what I've
> done. (I worked with Consortium X rather than NetBSD xsrc, and I built
> a separate Xs24 rather than rolling it into Xsun or Xsun24.)
Sounds great! I'd like to try your Xs24 server if it's possible.