Re: Monster 3D (was Re: best Linux video card)
mesa, but not sure whether debian mesa compiled with 3Dfx Voodoo
Gary L. Hennigan wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Nov 1997 Oleg Krivosheev (email@example.com) wrote:
> >On Tue, 4 Nov 1997, Pere Camps wrote:
> >> Oleg,
> >> > are 3dfx based - check diamond monster 3d.
> >> > you'll have accelerated OpenGL under
> >> > Linux and Windows and can play
> >> > GLQuake with decent frame rate.
> >> Does the monster need a 2D card, or can it provide 2D graphics as
> >> well?
> >i believe you have to have 2D card as well.
> >Any cheap (~$50) S3 card will do it.
> >My friend just bought diamond monster 3d
> >and will install debian in a couple of days.
> >I'll inform you about the results
> The 3Dfx cards are passthru, i.e., they only supply 3D
> capabilities. They rely on a 2D card being installed in the machine
> and an external cable connects the two. I have one in my PC, along
> with a Millenium I, and had no trouble with Debian and it coexisting
> peacefully. Debian was installed before I installed my Monster 3D, but
> I doubt it would make a difference. As far as I can tell Linux
> completely ignores my 3Dfx based Monster 3D.
> Oleg is correct in that any cheap 2D card will do,
> unfortunately, as far as I know, that's all Linux uses so you're
> likely to be unhappy with the Linux/X video performance if you have a
> cheap 2D card.
> Does anyone know of a GL library that takes advantage of the
> 3Dfx under Linux? It'd be great to display GL apps running on my SGI
> workstation at work on my PC at home but as far as I know SGI's are
> the only platform with full GL support.
> Gary Hennigan
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