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Re: More Voodoo Graphics

On 4 Jan 2003, Dennis Krinke wrote:

> I have a Diamond Monster 3d 4Mb Voodoo graphics card. 
> I used to use it with SuSE 6.4 and xfree86 3.3.6. and
> could play tuxracer and bzflag. 
> Since I upgraded to xfree86 4, I have not been able to 
> configure the voodoo(1) graphics chipset. 
> I am running debian testing, xfree86 4.2.1 and 
> kernel 2.4.18-k6. The pertinent packages are:
> If I try tuxracer, I get the extreme slow response 
> characteristic of software 3D. 
> I have tried using the kernel module sstfb.o :
>  * linux/drivers/video/sstfb.c -- voodoo graphics frame buffer
>  * $Id: sstfb.c,v 2001/08/29 01:30:37 ghoz Exp $
> with some success.
> I have one monitor connected to my S3 2D video card, 
> and a second monitor connected to the voodoo 3D card.
> According to the sstfb README, I should load sstfb with:
> insmod sstfb.o  but this gives the error:
> sstfb.o: unresolved symbol fbcon_cfb16_R1b46d337
> But  modprobe sstfb.o  loads the module and
> lsmod gives:
> Module                  Size  Used by    
> sstfb                  10836 126 
> fbcon-cfb16             3880   0  [sstfb]

I am not sure, but this module seems to be a framebuffer driver or
something like this and will therefore not work with xfree.

Have a look at http://www.xfree86.org/4.2.1/glide.4.html. It might be what
you are looking for.


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