EPIA-M HW graphics slow under linuxbios

Stefan Reinauer stepan at suse.de
Thu Jan 29 05:10:01 CET 2004

* Dmitry Borisov <jbors at mail.ru> [040129 05:07]:
> Hi, I have taken freebios from CVS and applied the patch from here
> http://www.clustermatic.org/pipermail/linuxbios/2003-July/004046.html
> to enable VGA. It works perfect. Exactly what I need.  The major
> problem with such a build is that directfb( it uses HW accelaration
> extensively ) works 2 times slower. Even though it still uses it as
> without acceleration it runs 10 times slower...  I'm wondering what
> could cause such a slow performance ? Does anyone have any suggestions
> ?  ( It seems all other pure memory/disk programs are not affected )
> Dmitry/

Just guessing ...
Maybe an MTRR entry is missing? Does the epia connect it's graphics with
an (AGP) bridge? Maybe the bridge is not at full speed?

     Stefan Reinauer, SUSE LINUX AG
Teamleader Architecture Development

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