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VMWARE(4)							     VMWARE(4)

       vmware - VMware SVGA video driver

       Section "Device"
	 Identifier "devname"
	 Driver "vmware"

       vmware is an Xorg driver for VMware virtual video cards.

       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.

       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.

       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
	      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‐

       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)

       Copyright (c) 1999-2007 VMware, Inc.

X Version 11		   xf86-video-vmware 12.0.2		     VMWARE(4)

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