RE: X 4.0.1 what's the deal?
To get the voodoo3 working, you need to add a 'Driver' line to you
XF86Config file, to use the 'tdfx' driver .. Find the Device section that
starts off the 'Generic Graphics Device' and simply add 'Driver "tdfx"'...
The tdfx driver provides v3 accel support.. (Note, I had just wiped out my
old XF86Config, and ran dexter which rebuilt it..mostly..)
I found this info on the xfree86.org website .. good place to go to find out
what driver you should be using :-p
Hope this helps,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmaze@INDIANA.MIT.EDU [mailto:dmaze@INDIANA.MIT.EDU]On Behalf Of
> David Z Maze
> Sent: Saturday, November 04, 2000 11:54 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: X 4.0.1 what's the deal?
> Erik Steffl <email@example.com> writes:
> ES> what is the state of X 4.0.1? when I ran aptitude today (fri
> ES> night) it wanted to upgrade the packages in kinda strange way.
> It looks like it's in a typical "released to unstable" state, which is
> an improvement over the "might be totally broken" state that the
> pre-release packages claimed to be in.
> ES> why is xserver-svga updated to newer 3.3.6 version while most of other
> ES> X 3.3.6 packages are relaced by 4.0.1 version?
> ES> is xserver-common new server? do I have to download something else to
> ES> get 3dfx voodoo III support?
> No, xserver-xfree86 is the new server. Among other things, Voodoo3
> support is included in it. Once you get the new server working, you
> don't need the old ones. You only need the old xserver-svga package
> if your card isn't supported by XF86-4.0.1.
> ES> is the format of the configuration file changed?
> Yes. The xserver-xfree86 package also comes with a text-mode
> configuration tool (dexter) which makes the setup almost trivial.
> ES> overall, where to find out how to upgrade 3.3.6 to 4.0.1? I am kinda
> ES> afraid that simple dist-upgrade is not enough in this case...
> Ditch the task packages; I suspect that if you're running unstable
> you'll probably find them too limiting anyways.
> ES> is the X 4.0.1 in process of being updated and is it better to wait
> ES> for some time till it gets completed? or?
> AFAICT the upgrade is pretty complete. I'm running the upgraded
> packages now and they seem to be fine.
> Note that the layout of the packages has changed a little. It's okay
> to remove all of the packages listed as "to be removed" in your list,
> but you might need to install other packages to get equivalent
> functionality. In particular:
> -- xbase-clients includes what used to be in xcontrib.
> -- xfonts-cjk Just Doesn't Work right now.
> -- xlibs-dev contains the section 3 man pages in xmanpages.
> -- xlibs now contains libXpm as a standard library.
> -- xsm is also part of xbase-clients now.
>  ...though I can't get 3D acceleration working with my Voodoo3
> 2000. Huh.
>  My one complaint with dexter is that it has a 1280x960 mode, but
> not a 1280x1024 mode. Yay wishlist bugs.
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