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Re: should we get rid of xf86-video-nv?
On Fri, Nov 12, 2021 at 07:39:35AM -0600, Jonathan A. Kollasch wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2021 at 01:08:31PM +0000, 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:
> > https://lwn.net/Articles/380704/
> > 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?
> Doesn't nv still have some acceleration support for legacy X11 on some
> legacy chips? Does gffb support full XRandR modesetting on macppc?
gffb just provides a fixed wscons framebuffer. My macppc hardware is
all radeonfb so I can't say for sure if xf86-video-nv works on macppc.
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