Short answer is no.
Hardware acceleration on Sams just does not seem to work with the Kernels after version 3.3.x .
Virgola was able to get 2D acceleration working on his video card with a 3.3.x kernel that he compiled.
It would not work with my Radeon HD4850 card when I tried it .
Several people with way more knowledge than I have asked the kernel experts for help with this and
were not been able to get anything resolved . I also see some of the same serial debug errors that we get
in support threads for power 4x0 boards but no final solutions.
http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-driver ... 24410.html
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/d ... 45050.html
seventhwonder wrote:Dear spectre
Do we need kernel 3.17 to enable hardware acceleration ?