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VMWARE(4x)							    VMWARE(4x)

NAME
       vmware -	VMware SVGA video driver

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

DESCRIPTION
       vmware is an Xorg driver	for VMware virtual video cards.

MODESETTING, XINERAMA AND RANDR12
       If  the	driver	can connect to the "vmwgfx" kernel module on linux, it
       will attempt to use kernel modesetting and will then also  use  RandR12
       for  multiple output operation instead of Xinerama. The X server	log or
       the "xrandr" application	can be used to determine  whether  RandR12  or
       Xinerama	is actually used.

3D ACCELERATION
       If  the	driver can connect to the "vmwgfx" kernel module on linux, and
       the Virtual Machine is set up to	use 3D acceleration, the  driver  will
       try  to	use  Gallium3D XA to accelerate	3D operations. It will also by
       default enable DRI, the Direct Rendering	Infrastructure,	primarily  for
       accelerated  OpenGL.   If 3D acceleration is available, the driver will
       in addition provide an additional XVideo	adaptor	 for  textured	video.
       Gallium3D   XA,ibxatracker.so"	and  the  accelerated  OpenGL  driver,
       "vmwgfx_dri.so" is provided by the mesa distribution.

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

       The driver auto-detects the version of any virtual VMware SVGA adapter.

       The following driver Options are	supported:

       Option "HWCursor" "boolean"
	      Enable or	disable	the HW cursor.	Default: off.

       Option "Xinerama" "boolean"
	      Disable or enable	Xinerama support. Default: xinerama is enabled
	      if the hardware supports it.

       Option "StaticXinerama" "string"
	      Provide a	static xinerama	geometry that will be active at	server
	      startup and will not be overridden at runtime.   The  format  is
	      "Width1xHeight1+Xoffset1+Yoffset1;Width2xHeight2+Xoffset2+Yoff-
	      set2" and	so on. Negative	offsets	 are  not  supported.  If  the
	      driver is	using RandR12, this option should be used to place and
	      enable outputs at	driver startup time or else when VMware	 tools
	      is  not  used for	that purpose.  Also please see option "GuiLay-
	      out".

       Option "GuiLayout" "string"
	      A	synonym	to option "StaticXinerama", since the latter  name  is
	      somewhat misleading when RandR12 is favoured before Xinerarma.

       Option "AddDefaultMode" "boolean"
	      Provide  a default mode with a resolution	identical to the reso-
	      lution of	the guest before the  X	 server	 was  started.	The  X
	      server  will  thus  try  to  start  without changing resolution.
	      Default: on.

       Option "RenderAccel" "boolean"
	      Try to accelerate	render operations if the operations are	 read-
	      ing  from	 previously  accelerated  contents (3D or video). This
	      option is	needed for 3D support. Default:	on if 3D  acceleration
	      is supported. Otherwise off.

       Option "DRI" "boolean"
	      Enable  the  Direct  Rendering Infrastructure. Default: on if 3D
	      acceleration is supported	and "RenderAccel" is  enabled.	Other-
	      wise off.

       Option "DirectPresents" "boolean"
	      Speed  up	 OpenGL	swapbuffers by skipping	a copy operation. This
	      provides some OpenGL swapbuffer speedups,	but may	cause  perfor-
	      mance  degradation and rendering errors when 3D contents is read
	      back for mixing with software rendered contents. Default:	off.

       Option "HwPresents" "boolean"
	      This is a	developer convenience option and should	not be used by
	      distros  or  normal users. When enabled, it copies software ren-
	      dered contents to	a 3D surface before presenting it, so that the
	      visible  screen is always	present	on a 3D	surface. Default: off.

       Option "RenderCheck" "boolean"
	      This is a	developer convenience option and should	not be used by
	      distros or normal	users. When enabled, it	tries to use 3D	accel-
	      eration for all XRender operations where 3D acceleration is sup-
	      ported,	resulting  in  a  considerable	slowdown  due  to  the
	      increased	number of readbacks of accelerated contents from  host
	      to  guest.  This	option	is used	to verify that the accelerated
	      Xrender paths works correctly with  the  "rendercheck"  applica-
	      tion. Default: off.

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

AUTHORS
       Copyright (c) 1999-2007 VMware, Inc.

X Version 11		   xf86-video-vmware 13.1.0		    VMWARE(4x)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | MODESETTING, XINERAMA AND RANDR12 | 3D ACCELERATION | CONFIGURATION DETAILS | AUTHORS

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