[maemo-developers] H/W 3D on the N800

From: Daniel Stone daniel.stone at nokia.com
Date: Wed Apr 11 13:43:22 EEST 2007
On Wed, Apr 11, 2007 at 12:11:00PM +0200, ext Johannes Eickhold wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 10:56 +0300, Amit Kucheria wrote:
> > On Sat, 2007-04-07 at 07:49 +0200, ext Daniel Wagner wrote:
> > > Seems as if H/W 3D is not open source compatible. Probably since they
> > > licensed the 3D core from PowerVR...
> > 
> > That is one reason indeed.
> Could you please provide more detailed info? Like which other reasons
> are there and how possible solutions could look like? I.e. is it
> possible at all to make H/W 3D open source compatible and how?

Currently, there are only three chipsets available for embedded 3D use:
the PowerVR MBX/SGX, the ATI Imageon, and a 3DLabs chipset.  To the best
of my knowledge, none of them have any open source driver.

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