On Mon, 2003-12-15 at 22:05, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Can Fedora pull out it's screensavers that need/want 3D hardware
> acceleration, and bundle them into a separate 3d-screensavers rpm?
No, for various reasons, including:
- there's no good way to key packages as 'install this if you
have hardware 3d support'
During the installation, kudzu detects what sort of video card a PC has.
Wouldn't this be enough to see if you have hardware 3d support?
Otherwise, just default to installing 2d screensavers, and make the 3d
- the 2d screensavers can (and do) chew just as much CPU as the 3d
Yes, but the 3d one's look *very* ugly on a 2d video card. Having a
laptop sitting around and displaying some random 3d screensaver and not
having it support it, makes it horrible. I can attest to this...
Patches that allow switching automatically to the blank screensaver
in the case of running on battery, etc. would certainly be considered;
you'd probably want to hook into the dbus event framework for getting
power events from the kernel in the future.
Colin Charles, byte(a)aeon.com.my