Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64506
RFE New Trident driver
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:27 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.79 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.18-3 i686)
Description of problem:
There is a new Trident driver that provides accelerated X on, among other things
Trident Cyberblade graphics chips. The driver distributed with the 4.2 for
these chips is (painfully) unaccelerated.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fire up an X session on a system with a Cyberblade graphics chip using the
2. Observe slow performance od the display interface.
I downloaded the new driver from http://www.xfree86.org/~alanh and it does
provide significantly inmproved perforemance. I think the preoblem was too
late for inclusion in the X Windows System 4.2 Release.
That is correct, the Trident driver improvements were done post-4.2 by
Alan Hourihane (who works at Red Hat now). I've included bug-fix only
patches to the 4.2.0 driver since there was not adequate time to both
integrate and properly test the CVS driver with 4.2.0.
I may consider including an updated driver perhaps in a future erratum,
but no guarantees. Depends on how much time I have to work on non-essential
Alan, I'm going to add your new Trident driver to 4.2.0 now, however your
web page only has a binary-only driver present. I'm not familiar with
the CVS state of the Trident driver or its stability however.
Is the current XFree86 CVS head trident driver stable and ok for me to
plop into 4.2.0? If not, could you possibly tarball me up a copy of your
latest stable sources?
There's one more problem I'm working on, then I'll send you some
New trident driver has been in rawhide for a while now.