[parisc-linux] Graphics support
Jbit of Plasma
Fri, 01 Feb 2002 06:10:01 +0000
>> I notice PA-RISC Linux has X11 working now, but I gather that is via
>>the STI? Is that correct? Would that make it pretty slow?
> STI is just the interface to present text on the graphics head.
> Frame Buffer driver actually, iirc.
Yeah, X11 uses the framebuffer driver, it's quite fast (faster then I expected anyway)
>> I just wondered if you could give me any information on the status
>>of a proper graphics driver for PARISC Linux, it seems HP is being funny
>>about letting people have the docs for their chipsets maybe?
> Funny? That's a very polite way of putting it.
> TCD doesn't seem to be interested in publishing those docs.
I assume this includes the 712 gfx chipset (the "artist" chip, iirc)
Wonder why they don't want to release any infomation? Is there any unoffical infomation, a proper X driver should make it faster.
>>Also though I
>>wanted to consider whether use would be made of HP's colour recovery
>>technology? From what I have read, currently in HPUX you must compile your
>>apps to support the Colour Recovery extension. However, would it be
>>possible for this to be inbuilt somehow into the XServer when a proper
>>driver exists for it? Many of the lower end workstations only have an 8bit
>>framebuffer but do support Colour Recovery, and with apps like gnome and gtk
>>making extensive use of high colour graphics, it seems a shame to not use
>>this probably under utilised HP technology.
Sorry to ask, but I couldn't seem to find any docs on it, whats "Colour recovery"?
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