[vlc-devel] [PATCH] egl_x11: blacklist Nvidia

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Dec 5 21:29:31 CET 2017

Le tiistaina 5. joulukuuta 2017, 18.00.39 EET Thomas Guillem a écrit :
> On Tue, Dec 5, 2017, at 17:39, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > GLX is basically dead. All the new GL features are only exposed through
> > EGL. Blacklisting EGL on a whole vendor is not an option IMO. What is
> > your sunset strategy here? Waiting for Vulkan does not sound very
> > reasonable.
> X11 is dead too,

No. X11 will still be supported for years, even if on top of Wayland. It is 
also possible that X11 will get HDR support.

GLX on the other hand is totally dead because extensions get added to EGL 
only, not GLX.

> the strategy is hoping EGL on wayland will work with

Lol. Native DRM and Wayland on NVIDIA desktop GPUs. Very funny.

> > Then it probably breaks Tegra very badly, since GLX is probably not
> > supported or only partially supported there.
> What do you mean with Tegra ? Is it running on Linux with X11 ?

Of course, Tegra can run GNU, Android and/or embedded Linux.

> BTW, if there is no GLX modules, there won't be a fallback and EGL/X11
> will still be used.

No? I don't see that in the code. It checks that GLX module is installed, not 
that it´s working or that there is any driver for it, and a fortiori not that 
it's feature-compatible with EGL.


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