Re: 3D Hardware acceleration support

Subject: Re: 3D Hardware acceleration support
From: Bryan Stillwell (
Date: Thu Dec 21 2000 - 16:37:24 MST

DRI = Direct Rendering Interface
DRM = Direct Rendering Manager

DRM is the kernel module which makes DRI possible. More information can
be found at these links:


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On Thu, Dec 21, 2000 at 07:09:22PM -0500, Dan Brown wrote: >Thank you for your response. However, I do not know what the acronyms >DRI/DRM mean, could you enlighten me? > >Thanks, > >- Dan > >> On Wed, Dec 20, 2000 at 03:48:25PM -0500, Dan Brown wrote: >> >Can anyone tell me if such support exists for yellowdog? The dual >> >processor G4, I own, has an ATI Rage 128 Pro and could have an ATI >> >RADEON processor. I was told that 3D hardware acceleration support did >> >not exist in PPC Linux. Is this true? If so, is there planned support? >> >> Most of us at the office are really interested in getting accelerated 3D >> into YDL, however there is still some problems with the DRI/DRM and the >> AGP gart stuff on PPC Linux. I'm hoping to have some more time before we >> finish YDL 2.0 to look into this deeper, but I can't make any promises >> on whether or not it'll be ready in time for our next release.

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