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  • Stepping Towards Better VR Headset Support On Wayland

    Phoronix: Stepping Towards Better VR Headset Support On Wayland

    Sway and WLROOTS creator Drew DeVault on top of his several open-source projects has also been working on improving the VR infrastructure support on Wayland as part of contract work for Status.im. The secure communication company is looking to build a Wayland-driven VR workspace but for that the VR headset support on Wayland needs to be improved...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...yland-Progress

  • #2
    Crossfire, please.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DebianLinuxero View Post
      Crossfire, please.
      What are you calling crossfire? Multi-GPU support for OpenGL? The only thing specific to AMD is support for their old "bridge" connector between different cards, but I haven't seen that in a long time, so I don't think that would be very useful.

      Now, you need a way for mesa to schedule frames across GPUs, share memory, etc... This is a big undertaking, and not like it is useful to a lot of people (people who have multiple GPUs tend to use them for computations nowadays, not OpenGL). So I don't see it happening unless some free software developer is sponsored to work on it.

      (really, this is a *very* big undertaking, those words sound like you do not realize how big it is)

      Unless you are talking about explicit multi-adapter support (where a Vulkan game knows it has multiple devices, and knows how to leverage that). Much simpler on the drivers.

      Either way, I fail to see what it has to do with wlroots/sway?

      Please, be specific when you request stuff, that's the least you can do

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      • #4
        What's the story with adaptive sync support in Wayland? Looks like the effort has stalled.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by shmerl View Post
          What's the story with adaptive sync support in Wayland? Looks like the effort has stalled.
          I just think some dev needs one of these... That's something I'd really like to investigate myself at some point, and have been looking at various screens... But TBH, I'm not in a hurry, as the software isn't compatible yet ^^"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by [email protected] View Post

            I just think some dev needs one of these... That's something I'd really like to investigate myself at some point, and have been looking at various screens... But TBH, I'm not in a hurry, as the software isn't compatible yet ^^"
            Wayland needs some protocol extensions, but looks like nobody is working on it: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/wayla...land/issues/84

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