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Re: should we get rid of xf86-video-nv?

Michael <> wrote:
>nia <> wrote:
>> While meandering around the internet I discovered that NVIDIA's
>> opinion is that it's not any more useful than xf86-video-vesa:
>> We use nouveau on x86 and arm and gffb on macppc, does that leave
>> anything covered by xf86-video-nv but not covered by the kernel?
>> Alpha maybe?
>How exactly would gffb get you accelerated X?

It doesn't get you accelerated X.

The argument in the original post to the LWN thread is that modern
applications will all use Xrender which will be just done using the CPU
on an old card.

Being able to run a few xterms with bitmap fonts a bit faster on old
hardware still seems worthwhile to me.

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