On Nov 30, 2007 2:49 PM, Brian Paul <brian.paul@tungstengraphics.com> wrote:
kadambi wrote:
> At work, we are using ATI Radeon X850 card for rendering real time 3d CT data
> (at least we are trying to!). Strictly with Xorg 7.2 or above and with
> Mesa3d/Radeon driver.
> DRI says this card does do direct rendering (xorg 7.2 supports this)
> (glxinfo says "direct rendering = YES"). Has anybody here used this card for
> rendering real time data? DRI currently does not support framebuffer
> extension.

Do you mean GL_EXT_framebuffer_object?

Yes, GL_EXT_framebuffer_object. Does that mean that real time rendering would not be possible with hardware acceleration currently available on DRI? what about texture based rendering?


> Is it still possible to do a software workaround for certain
> extensions (I know mesa3d automatically does this)?

GL_EXT_framebuffer_object could probably be implemented in any driver
with software fallbacks.

> We are strictly trying to stay with mesa/radeon and avoid fglrx. Any
> suggestions and pointers would be appreciated. Any pointers to programs
> which render real time data would be great.

I don't know of any.