Re: 3d acceleartion
On Tue, 27 Dec 2005 23:09:01 +0100
Arnt Karlsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Dec 2005 23:42:26 +0200, Micha wrote in message
> > On Tue, 27 Dec 2005 15:27:04 -0500
> > jlquinn <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Mark Grieveson wrote:
> > > > Hello. Is it possible for me to enable 3d acceleration with the
> > > > hardware I have? Right now, there is absolutely no 3d
> > > > acceleration. I feel that if it was present, even though my
> > > > hardware is old, I at least would be able to play
> > > > PlanetPenguin-Racer (aka TuxRacer).
> > > >
> > > > I have a Pentium III, 450 MHz system, running Debian Sarge with a
> > > > 2.6.8-2-386 kernel image, 384 MB ram. My VGA compatible controller
> > > > is ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c), which I
> > > > believe is also known as Mach64, with 8 MB. So, is the name "3D
> > > > Rage Pro" just a lie, to en*rage* me?
> ..gotcha! ;o)
> > Either install the debian packages for xfree from dri.sf.net (check
> > the download section - three packages which include an xorg server
> > which installs over the xfree one and a package for kernel drivers) or
> > install the xorg server from unstable and then install the snapshots
> > package from the same download place. You will need the common and
> > mach64 packages.
> > I used the first option originally which worked fine. I use the second
> > one currently for other reasons, with full scree 3d games I get some
> > issues though (acceleration is present but some triangles aren't being
> > drawn for some reason, didn't get around to find out the reason yet.
> ..lspci, Micha? Last time I chkd, them dri guys spoke of missing
> triangle hardware or somesuch, so I bought a radeon.
> They didn't find a way around that hardware issue???
First of all I can't upgrade since its a laptop. Second, it's definitly a
software problem since 3d acceleration worked fine a few months back. There was
talk about changing the memory access method due to security reasons but it was
probably held back at the time due to lack of interest. I didn't have time yet
to check on the dri mailing list to see if anyone knew anything about it.
BTW, the card is a ATI rage mobility M1 with 8MB of onboard ram (week, but does
the job for me and it did mange to run return to castle wolfenstein and quake
(2k I think it was) at the time.
> > > You're not going to find what you're looking for by default. Check
> > > out the following page on the status of Mach64 support.
> > >
> > > http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/ATIMach64?action=highlight&value=CategoryHardware
> > >
> > > If you're savvy enough, you could build it and get 3d support.
> > > Otherwise, you should pick up a newer video card that is already
> > > supported. Finding a supported 3d card shouldn't be very expensive.
> > > There's plenty of older HW that will work out of the box such as
> > > older radeons.
> ..just found one of my junk boxes has it stuck onto the mobo, in that
> case, he's looking at a new one with 939 pin holes and a coupla pci-e
> slots for his new video card(s), if he wants decent video, and, getting
> savvy enough to _deserve_ decent video. ;o)
> ..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;o)
> ...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
> Scenarios always come in sets of three:
> best case, worst case, and just in case.
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