[Nottingham] Getting Xgl to work

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Wed Jul 5 00:13:07 BST 2006

Martin Garton wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-07-04 at 23:22 +0100, Paul Sladen wrote:
>>Despite being called XGL and claiming to just use OpenGL it requires the
>>'GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap' extension to be added efficiently for each of
>>the cards to work.
>>ATI, NV, and i810 are the only cards that it realistically works on for the
> Does anyone know how well things are coming along with XGL using the
> free xorg drivers? (i.e., not the nvidia or ati binary crap)

Well, I'm now using the xorg nv stuff for an nVidia Geforce2 AGP card.

Using the "nVidia Legacy" drivers caused X to often lock up on going
into or coming out of power saving mode. Firefox and xmms would also
occasionally display garbage in their screen areas.

Since switching to using "nv", all appears stable.

The GLX stuff still appears to work fine.

Good luck,

Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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