mchu7gk2 wrote:On the subject of X.org graphics drivers, readers may be interested to know that there was small but significant kernel involvement in swapping graphics contexts during process switch that you don't see in something like Linux.
jan-jaap wrote:I believe even IRIX had to let go of some of that when they moved to 64bit because the page size changed to 8KB ...
mapesdhs wrote:pilot345 wrote: this a real possibility? ...
SGI told me categorically the PROM source will not be released.
.....via an IRIX port of XFree86 (rather than Xsgi).kais58 wrote:Looks like you're a little late to this party but yes, IRIX has support for ATI FireGL X1-256M
bri3d wrote:...for most systems (Indy, O2, Octane with VPro, and increasingly Fuel and Origin3xxx) the reverse-engineering heavy work was done long ago, and what remains is just a lack of implementation. For example, BSDs have real accelerated CRIME support but Linux doesn't, and VPro is understood and we can render triangles on it but nobody wants to write an X.Org driver.
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