[haiku-appserver] Re: Haiku app_server as second head?

  • From: Gabe Yoder <gyoder@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-appserver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 17:27:33 -0400

On Monday 25 July 2005 04:36 pm, Mikael Jansson (mailing lists) wrote:
> Gabe Yoder <gyoder@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> > That would mostly depend on how friendly the graphics drivers decided
> > to
> > behave.  When I was initially developing the AccelerantDriver for the
> > app_server, I was attempting to run my graphics stuff on the
> > secondary
> > graphics card.  In my case, the primary was a Geforce 2 and the
> > secondary was
> > an old pci ATI Rage 2.  The secondary graphics card refused to open
> > properly.
> > Assuming that you don't hit problems like that, it should just be a
> > matter of
> > tweaking the app_server code to initialize using the secondary card.
> Wasn't the problem that it wouldn't do a cold initialization, which
> from what I've understood is vital to using a secondary graphics card.
> Would be nice to know before I buy myself an nVidia PCI (can't really
> use them for much else :P)

I never really knew for sure what the problem was and I don't remember the 
specifics any more.  It would probably be good if you just purchased the 
card, and if things didn't work, you could work with Rudolf to track down the 
problem.  We will eventually want to support multiple cards, so it wouldn't 
hurt to have people pushing to get things fixed.

> Other than that, does it seem feasible?

Yes.  Other than the potential driver issues mentioned before, it should be 
pretty easy to do.

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