[haiku-development] Re: Video Problem

  • From: Stephan Assmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 17:34:28 +0100

Gerald Zajac wrote:
> Stephan Assmus wrote:
> 
> > [...] As I 
> > said, a preliminary solution may be to write drivers which support mode 
> > switching only. I don't know enough about writing video drivers, but I 
> > suspect it's probably a lot easier than writing a driver with support 
> > for even the limited amount of accelerated functions that the Be API 
> > defines. 
> >
> >   
>  From my experience with the S3 and ATI drivers, the mode switching code 
> is more difficult than the accelerated drawing functions.  For example, 
> in the ATI driver which I'm still developing, the source file with code 
> for switching the mode of the Rage128 chips is more than twice the size 
> of the source file containing the accelerated drawing code. Furthermore, 
> there is more code to be added for switching the mode of the Mobility 
> (laptop) chips;  whereas, the accelerated drawing code should be complete 
> as is.

I see. Thanks for the note!

Make it a week vacation in Rostock plus food then.

Best regards,
-Stephan

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