Accelerated OpenGL on NetBSD on my laptop

08 Jun 2009 • 1 min read

Accelerated OpenGL on NetBSD on my laptop - '''FINALLY'''!

It took some time, but it looks like the NetBSD and Xorg devs have finally cracked ATI X600 laptop cards working 😃 The final bit on my behalf was enabling EXA acceleration as the older and default XAA caused the screen not to refresh properly.

OpenGL screensavers have been working flawlessly for nearly have the day now, so it looks fairly stable too. However, switching to console and back to X does disable DRI for some reason, so I have to do a full X restart which kinda sucks.

I may now look at getting one of my online games, Eternal Lands working on NetBSD as well 😃