Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Tue 25th Jan 2011 15:29 UTC, submitted by sparklewind
BeOS & Derivatives A few months ago, a bounty for porting Gallium3D to Haiku was submitted. As the target sum of $2000 has been reached, what's needed now is a developer interested in doing the actual coding work. (Gallium3D is a cross-platform video driver API, on which an increasing number of open-source Linux drivers are based.)
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adamk
Member since:
2005-07-08

3D acceleration is a noble goal, but can we at least get drivers that can properly handle HD resolutions and 2D acceleration?

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

I'm pretty sure Gallium3D should be able to handle that as well.

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adamk Member since:
2005-07-08

It doesn't currently handle this on any other operating system (though, yes, theoretically it could if enough time was spent on it).

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

3D acceleration is a noble goal, but can we at least get drivers that can properly handle HD resolutions and 2D acceleration?


You weren't specific about your particular needs - but I'll assume you're either using some recent video chip for which Haiku is still missing a driver (namely, a Radeon HD or nVidia G80 or newer chips), or simply uninformed.

Haiku does already have "simple 2D acceleration and modesetting" with support for HD screen resolutions. There's a pretty decent range of chips supported as well - but there is currently zero 3d hardware acceleration support in Haiku (except perhaps for Rudolf's experimental 3d nvidia driver, but it doesn't work with Haiku's opengl stack).

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adamk Member since:
2005-07-08

I am most certainly not uninformed. I noticed similar remarks on the mailing list back when the poll was done and so many people also requested modesetting drivers.

I suspect a large percentage of the poll-takers don't even know if their hardware is supported by one of Haiku's existing video drivers, and as a result were unable to make an informed choice on that particular question.

That should sound familiar... Why not accept that people actually knew what they were voting for and that I knew what I was talking about above?

No recent GPU that I've tried (various radeon and nvidia cards) supports HD modes or 2D acceleration. Thankfully the vesa driver is quite impressive, and the lack of 2D acceleration is not really a problem.

But 1280x1024 on an LCD that prefers 1680x1050 is just awful to look at.

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