Subject: Re: Status of DRI
To: Miguel Mendez <>
From: David Hopper <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 04/21/2004 11:41:59
Speak of the devil, I had just this week found Erik Reide's old patches 
from last year lurking on my hard drive, and walked through them to see 
what the status of the in-tree code is for the Alpha.  Some of his 
patches were committed, but the pcigart stuff is still broken.

The needed busdma code is what's really holding it back, I think.  I 
tried a crash course in busdma last year and failed spectacularly, 
mostly due to my not actually being a C programmer.  ;^)

I've put his old patches up on for now-- they don't 
work against the 4.4 tree, you'll have to comb through it by hand.  
Check out a circa-Feb. 2003 xfree from cvs, patch, and you may get 
lucky with a 3dfx card.

And by the way, my new Radeon 9200SE works great (sans DRI) with 
NetBSD-Alpha as well.


On Apr 21, 2004, at 9:34 AM, Miguel Mendez wrote:

> Hi,
> What's the status of DRI on the netbsd-2-0 tag? I have a Radeon 7000
> here that wouldn't mind running some 3D stuff.
> I googled and found some page about DRI on NetBSD, but the stuff seems 
> a
> bit out of date.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> 	Miguel Mendez <>
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