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Re: removing xorg-server.old entirely


On Sun, 29 Oct 2023 04:27:52 +1100
matthew green <> wrote:

> > Some sgimips machines require drivers (xf86-video-newport?) that
> > use old XAA acceleration not available on newer Xorg, IIRC.  
> this part is unlikely to work without someone's effort.
> thanks for the info.  perhaps we don't really lose much if the
> wsfb driver works sufficiently, except for XAA-needs?

Getting newprt or crime to use EXA is not trivial, unfortunately. And
wsfb isn't going to work since both lack mappable linear framebuffers (
although crime can be tricked into  providing one, but then there's no
acceleration )

have fun

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