[lsb-discuss] X11 Extensions for Fullscreen OpenGL

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Apr 30 09:01:37 PDT 2008

O> Well then time may be passing by the closed drivers, which sounds good, but
> it cuts out a huge percentage of the potential users from linux. Not only
> that, but if any of those users did get linux installed and lost their
> graphic acceleration, it would result in bad feelings for linux in wasting
> their efforts.

Would you mind visiting the real world

- ATI is mostly done
- Intel just works
- VIA just opened their portal

Nvidiwho ? oh yeah, one manufacturer who is getting reverse engineered
anyway and has no processor when CPU and graphics merge.

And in the embedded world they are finding PC graphic hardware lifetimes
are so bad they've just put together their own system with the basic
acceleration needed for embedded systems, and that will no doubt cover a
very large market too, without proprietary drivers.

> Given that a large percentage of the world's graphics hardware is (still)
> dependent on proprietary drivers, then in those cases randr may fail at

False. Intel is the dominant PC graphics supplier and has been for some


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