Accelerated X server?


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by blackarchon » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:45 pm
I tested the latest public beta from Wheezy (2012-06-18-wheezy-beta.zip). As I noticed, there is only the framebuffer device active under lxde. Is there a way to have X and video acceleration with this beta?
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by mahjongg » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:48 pm
No distro has hardware accelerated X as of yet, there is still a lot of work to do before we can enjoy hardware accelerated x-windows.
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by williamhbell » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:01 pm
mahjongg wrote:No distro has hardware accelerated X as of yet, there is still a lot of work to do before we can enjoy hardware accelerated x-windows.


Hi,
Do you happen to have the relevant forum posts for the ongoing work bookmarked? It seems the search engine for the forum complains that there are two many hits or I just can't find the relevant links.
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by jerry.tk » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:23 am
williamhbell wrote:Do you happen to have the relevant forum posts for the ongoing work bookmarked?


Search for username 'teh_orph', he seems to be working on that X driver:
Thread: Hardware 3D in a window demo
Thread: So who's working/worked on an Xorg server?
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by blackarchon » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:29 am
Thanks for your answers. I really couldn't find anything useful before, 'blob' or 'accelerated x server' didn't get me what I wanted to know.

But if such a X server isn't yet available, how can raspbmc use video acceleration? Or aren't they using X as the base of their system?
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by dom » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:29 am
blackarchon wrote:But if such a X server isn't yet available, how can raspbmc use video acceleration? Or aren't they using X as the base of their system?


XBMC using GLES directly for the UI,and OpenMax for the Video. X is not used.
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by blackarchon » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:01 pm
Ok, thanks. So if X (or posibly Wayland?) could use an OpenGL backend, they would gain more performance, wouldn't they? Maybe there is someone working on it?
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by jamesh » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:16 pm
See the post above - the links there point to work being done on an OpenGLES X driver.
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by blackarchon » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:40 pm
Oh sorry, I missed that.
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