Subject: Re: video acceleration
To: Bruce J.A. Nourish <>
From: Dave <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/07/2004 22:12:57
On Sun, 7 Mar 2004, Bruce J.A. Nourish wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 07, 2004 at 08:43:26PM -0800, Dave wrote:
> >
> > Lately I've wanted to do some heavier graphical stuff on my NetBSD
> > machinery.  I can't seem to figure out what must be done to use the full
> > capabilities of my card (Radeon 7000)
> Presumably you are talking about XFree86 DRI/DRM; in which case, join
> the club :-)

Hmm.. I'm not sure.  This merry chase started when I found
games/foobilliard and I thought "hmm, I'd like to play a game of
billiards".  The performance was horrible.

> The NetBSD DRI code suffers very badly from bitrot. I have never known
> it work since I started using NetBSD, in May of last year. Several
> people have offered bounties of various sizes in exchange for working
> drivers for their card; I have $50 for my Radeon 7500. Finally, I
> believe that one of the few NetBSD people who specialized in DRI
> suffered an untimely death recently (c.f. the dedication of NetBSD
> 1.6.2).

Ugh.  Anyone else fluent in this?

David Griffith