Re: Voodoo3 on potato with X 3.3.6
On Sat, 2001-09-15 at 14:14, Richard Hector wrote:
> Andrea Vettorello wrote:
> > On Tue, 2001-09-11 at 18:18, Richard Hector wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I've searched the archives, and elsewhere, but all the useful info seems
> > > to be about installing with X 4 (which isn't in potato(?)), or on
> > > redhat, or occasionally on Debian by using redhat packages.
> > >
> > > Is there no way to get 3d from this card using standard debian packages
> > > on a stable installation?
> > >
> > IIRC, you need the device3dfx-source (with the correct packages that
> > depends =) and with this you build a kernel-module (correct me if i'm
> > wrong). This works only full-screen, but is a little faster than the
> > XFree 4.x...
> > It's very easy to build the module with kernel-package.
> Interesting - I had read that I needed a /dev/3dfx, and found one in the
> kernel source once I turned on experimental stuff - it was under DRI or
> something, which worried me slightly as I'd only heard that term in
> conjunction with XFree 4.x. And I haven't had any luck. So perhaps this
> other source you mention is what I need.
> OTOH, I'm thinking that perhaps I should upgrade to woody, and use XFree
> 4.x and kernel 2.4.x ...
FWIK, the /dev/3dfx is not related with DRI, and if you want to delay
the switch to woody (or sid =), XFree 3.6.x is enough, anyway with XFree
4.1 you have other than DRI, like XVideo extension (xv) and dga2 working
(but dga1 seems broken).