cyrix

CYRIX(4)                    Kernel Interfaces Manual                    CYRIX(4)



NAME
       cyrix - Cyrix video driver

SYNOPSIS
       Section "Device"
         Identifier "devname"
         Driver "cyrix"
         ...
       EndSection

DESCRIPTION
       cyrix is an Xorg driver for the Cyrix MediaGX (now Natsemi Geode) series
       of processors when using the built in video.

SUPPORTED HARDWARE
       The cyrix driver supports the MediaGX, MediaGXi and MediaGXm processors,
       as well as the Natsemi 'Geode' branded processors. It supports the
       CS5510, CS5520, CS5530 and CS5530A companion chips. The driver supports
       4, 8, 15 and 16 bit deep displays with video compression and
       acceleration.

       The MediaGX run length compresses its shared framebuffer, for the best
       performance on a MediaGX machine pick backgrounds that compress well
       horizontally.

CONFIGURATION DETAILS
       Please refer to xorg.conf(5) for general configuration details.  This
       section only covers configuration details specific to this driver.

       The following driver options are supported

       Option "NoAccel" "boolean"
              Disable or enable acceleration. Default: acceleration is enabled.

       Option "SWCursor" "boolean"
              Disable or enable software cursor. Default software cursor is
              enabled and a hardware cursor is used.

       Option "HWCursor" "boolean"
              Disable or enable hardware cursor. Default hardware cursor is
              disabled.

       Option "ShadowFB" "boolean"
              Disable or enable shadow frame buffer. The shadow buffer is
              normally only used when rotating the screen. The default is false.

       Option "Rotate" "CW"

       Option "Rotate" "CCW"

       Rotate the display clockwise or counterclockwise for use on Cyrix based
       tablet PC systems. This mode is currently unaccelerated.

BUGS
       This driver has not been tested on the original 5510 hardware for some
       considerable time.

       8bit mode does not currently work on the CS5510 with external RAMDAC.

       The 5530A video overlay facility is not currently supported.

       XFree86 uses the MediaGX 'SoftVGA' interface. On a small number of boards
       this is buggy and may result in strange illegal instruction traps.

       Hardware cursors are not currently supported.

SEE ALSO
       Xorg(1), xorg.conf(5), xorgconfig(1), Xserver(1), X(7)

AUTHORS
       Authors include: Richard Hecker, Annius Groenink, Dirk Hohndel, The GGI
       Project, Alan Cox.



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