XFree86 vs. AcceleratedX

XFree86 vs. AcceleratedX

Post by Jan-Frode Myklebu » Sat, 07 Jun 1997 04:00:00



I have been using AcceleratedX (version 2.1 and 3.1), and now I'm back to using XFree86 3.3. I feel that XFree is a much better X server than AcceleratedX, it supports more colors for my card (Tseng ET6000 with 2MB MDRAM), and there's no noise on the screen when I drag pictures around the screen.

What's the general oppinion on this issue? What is the best Xserver for Linux?

BTW: Thaks to the XFree86 team, they're dooing a great work!!

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XFree86 vs. AcceleratedX

Post by Alexey Moroz » Sun, 08 Jun 1997 04:00:00



> I have been using AcceleratedX (version 2.1 and 3.1),
> and now I'm back to using XFree86 3.3. I feel that XFree
> is a much better X server than AcceleratedX, it supports
> more colors for my card (Tseng ET6000 with 2MB MDRAM),
> and there's no noise on the screen when I drag pictures around the screen.

On my S3 Trio64V+ Xaccel 2.1 works a little bit better than
its analogue from XFree3.2. It's clearly seen when you use
GIMP with its "running ants" around selected non-square area.
But if you want to use SVGATextMode than you should use XFree
'cause Xaccel ( at least 2.1) can't switch correctly between text
and graphical modes.

BTW: Is it true that AcceleratedX 3.1 contains OpenGL extension
(or how XI calls it)?

Quote:> BTW: Thaks to the XFree86 team, they're dooing a great work!!

I agree.

A. Morozov.

 
 
 

XFree86 vs. AcceleratedX

Post by Mark Vojkovi » Sun, 08 Jun 1997 04:00:00



>I have been using AcceleratedX (version 2.1 and 3.1), and now I'm back to using XFree86 3.3. I feel that XFree is a much better X server than AcceleratedX, it supports more colors for my card (Tseng ET6000 with 2MB MDRAM), and there's no noise on the screen when I drag pictures around the screen.

>What's the general oppinion on this issue? What is the best Xserver for Linux?

  AcceleratedX is a very good XServer and 3.1 has some nice features
that XFree doesn't have like support for more pixmap formats in the
higher depths and a pseudocolor overlay in 32bpp for some hardware
(not the ET6000 though), but they do seem to drop the ball in a few
cases.  The Et6000 seems to be one of those cases where AcceleratedX
support (and performance) seems to be lacking.  XFree 3.3 has very
good ET6000 support.

                        MArk.

 
 
 

XFree86 vs. AcceleratedX

Post by Jan-Frode Myklebu » Sun, 08 Jun 1997 04:00:00



: >I have been using AcceleratedX (version 2.1 and 3.1), and now I'm back to using XFree86 3.3. I feel that XFree is a much better X server than AcceleratedX, it supports more colors for my card (Tseng ET6000 with 2MB MDRAM), and there's no noise on the screen when I drag pictures around the screen.
: >
: >What's the general oppinion on this issue? What is the best Xserver for Linux?
: >
:
:   AcceleratedX is a very good XServer and 3.1 has some nice features
: that XFree doesn't have like support for more pixmap formats in the
: higher depths and a pseudocolor overlay in 32bpp for some hardware
: (not the ET6000 though), but they do seem to drop the ball in a few
: cases.  The Et6000 seems to be one of those cases where AcceleratedX
: support (and performance) seems to be lacking.  XFree 3.3 has very
: good ET6000 support.
:
:
:                       MArk.
:

Can the pseudocolor overlay in 32bpp be possible with the tseng et6000? The supporter from acceleratedX said I needed a special RAMDAC (whatever that might be??). Does the et6000 have a RAMDAC capable of pseudocolor overlay?
And if so, will it ever be available with the XFree86?

janfrode

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