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Re: SunBlade 1000 Installation

On Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 06:57:14PM -0400, David S. Miller wrote:
> From: Jon Biddell <jon@mandrake.net.au>
> Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 07:44:25 +1000
> > The box has an Elite3D-m3 graphics card in it - not standard for this
> > box (came from an Ultra 80 I think), but the guy I bought it off
> > probably took the better Creative 3D card out - anyway, does anyone
> > know which xserver driver I should be using ?  I've tried vesa, vga
> > and fb to no effect.
> Use the sunffb (Creator3D) driver.  You won't get any acceleration
> unless you explicitly load firmware onto the Elite3D card, which
> you'll have to get from a Solaris distribution as Sun refuses to
> let it be distributed with Linux distributions.

Specifically, you'll want to install the afbinit package and read the
documentation on where to get the firmware and how to extract it for use
on your system.

Debian     - http://www.debian.org/
Linux 1394 - http://www.linux1394.org/
Subversion - http://subversion.tigris.org/
SwissDisk  - http://www.swissdisk.com/

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