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Thread: EXA Acceleration For The Old ATI Rage Driver

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veerappan View Post
    I am mostly hoping that someone (possibly me if I'm feeling adventurous) can update the 3dfx mesa/kernel drivers to DRI2/kms so that the cards can at least continue to be used with their existing capabilities.
    The display blocks on those older chips are pretty simple so porting the display side to KMS is straight forward. The hard part will be implementing the kernel memory manager (especially if the chip as a gart or supports AGP) and updating the userspace drivers (2D and 3D) to call into kms for modesetting and submit their rendering commands via the new command ioctls you'd have to design. It's a good learning experience, but a lot of work for old chips that won't really gain you that much functionality-wise over the existing DRI1/UMS drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veerappan View Post
    At the moment, my PCI stockpile just consists of Trident, Matrox Millenium, and 3dfx Voodoo 3's
    Why, what an excellent opportunity to hack on trident, mga and voodoo support

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