On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 12:54:06PM -0700, Peter Sprague wrote:
> Everything works fine and within the stated capabilities of the
> wildcatfb driver. I understand that the wildcatfb driver is only
> unaccelerated 8 bits, but I thought the wsfb driver was supposed to
> be able to provide accelerated 24 bit depth. That is what I
> attempting to get operating.
wsfb has no acceleration either.
> The wsfb driver seems to fail when I force its use with 8 bit - 24
Yes the reason for which wildcatfb exists is that the frame buffer
layout of ifb(4) is weird and difficult to support in wsfb.
> Is there a recommended video card for the Blade 1000 that will give
> me the operational performance I need?
> Seems like my Blade will become a brick unless I go back to Solaris.
I think there may be some ATI based framebuffers (PGX24, XVR-100,
XVR-300) that are supported in a Blade 1000 and can use the
xf86-video-mach64 or xf86-video-radeon drivers with 24bpp and 2D
acceleration. but I'm not sure, since I don't have access to any of
those framebuffers. Other OpenBSD developpers probably know better.
Honestly if you need graphics performance, give up on sparc64 and get
a cheap x86 based machine (even a 7-8 years old one with a supported
card will outperform any other architecture under X on OpenBSD, and
not only because it's the only architecture that gets attention from