Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2006 12:22 UTC, submitted by Rahul
X11, Window Managers Updated: Fedora was right in the middle of announcing all this properly, so here is the updated item containing the official names. Videos included, as well as the inevitable 'Why not Xgl?'. "AIGLX is a project that aims to enable GL-accelerated effects on a standard desktop. We have a lightly modified X server (that includes a couple of extensions), an updated Mesa package that adds some new protocol support and a version of metacity with a composite manager. The end result is that you can use GL effects on your desktop with very few changes, the ability to turn it on and off at will, and you don't have to replace your X server in the process." This is part of Fedora's Rendering Project, and instructions on how to install all this are available too.
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Video card status?
by szuwar on Mon 20th Feb 2006 20:55 UTC
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Have you checked video card status for aixgl?
- nvidia: not working
- ati r300/400: not working
- i810: occasionally working
- i830-945: working
- other: not working

Seems we have great technology with no support for any hardware that might actually make use of it. Great not working for YOU technology.

On the other hand nasty-owful-made-by-novell xgl is already there working for anyone with hardware accelerated Xorg.

It's nice that aixgl provides us with hardware accelration in more sane way than Xgl, but it's useless at the moment. Nvidia support might be there in few weeks, but what about ati?

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