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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.  De-
	      fault: on.

       Option "RenderAccel" "boolean"
	      Try  to accelerate render	operations if the operations are read-
	      ing from previously accelerated contents (3D or video). This op-
	      tion 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 in-
	      creased number of	readbacks of accelerated contents from host to
	      guest.  This option is used to verify that the accelerated Xren-
	      der paths	works correctly	with  the  "rendercheck"  application.
	      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 13.0.1		    VMWARE(4x)

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

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