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284w ago - The new Mesa 7.5 has been [Register or Login to view links] recently.

The interesting thing about it is that it is first release to contain [Register or Login to view links] architecture for "OS-independent and API-independent 3D drivers" which in turn contains drivers for various devices such as:

• softpipe - a software/reference driver
• i915 - Intel 915/945 driver
• Cell - IBM/Sony/Toshiba Cell processor driver
• nouveau (for NVIDIA GPUs) and R300 for (AMD/ATI R300)

You can read about state of Cell driver [Register or Login to view links].

This in fact will bring accelerated 3D graphics to PS3 where the graphics processing won't be done by RSX but by employing SPUs. This would vastly enhance usability of Linux running on PS3 by providing one of the things it's lacking now...

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#22 - urbanracer34 - 279w ago
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Hi. I took a look at the link that you posted and I found out that it is in a language most of the forum can't read.
Babelfish comes up with a error when attempting to translate it.

Would you mind posting an english version?

#21 - mike1001 - 279w ago
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hi forum,

take a look at this link : [Register or Login to view links]

he can play 2 fullhd-videos include ac3 sound at the same time under linux;
using a flashplayer optimized for gpu. this was 2006.


#20 - hellospaceboy - 279w ago
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It seems Sony will be putting an end to linux support in 3.0, but like previous SKU's they may still support it on the fat console. I know this has made a lot of linux users angry, and dev's. Hopefully they will still support it like they still support SACD on older models, and PS2 emulation etc on EU 60gb and accelerated graphics will only improve. Guess its just the Slim that will be hacked lol.

#19 - despa - 279w ago
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I would guess that ethernet bandwidth isn't enough for this, but it would be interesting if one could create a ps3 cluster and use this.

#18 - bloodring0909 - 282w ago
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Definitley keeping my the fingers crossed on this one, it will be so cool.


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