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SubjectRe: radeon-pre-2
On Sat, 11 Sep 2004, Dave Airlie wrote:
> Lots of X DDX drivers use the accelerator for 2d stuff, some fbs use it
> for accelerating scrolling, the DRM uses it, this is wrong wrong wrong
> wrong...X/DRM at least lock each other out, but the fb just tramps in
> wearing its size nines.. so in summary the 2D/3D split exists in peoples
> minds (graphics cards designers excepted...)

Who tramps on who actually depends on your point of view... ;-)

First we had fbdev in the kernel (and some X played nice with it), then we also
got DRM...



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In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds
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