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Re: 3d acceleartion

On Tue, 27 Dec 2005 23:42:26 +0200, Micha wrote in message 
<[🔎] 20051227234226.64e05dcd@litshi.luna.local>:

> On Tue, 27 Dec 2005 15:27:04 -0500
> jlquinn <jlquinn@optonline.net> wrote:
> > Mark Grieveson wrote:
> > > Hello. Is it possible for me to enable 3d acceleration with the
> > > hardware  I have? Right now, there is absolutely no 3d
> > > acceleration. I feel that  if it was present, even though my
> > > hardware is old, I at least would be  able to play
> > > PlanetPenguin-Racer (aka TuxRacer).
> > > 
> > > I have a Pentium III, 450 MHz system, running Debian Sarge with a 
> > > 2.6.8-2-386 kernel image, 384 MB ram. My VGA compatible controller
> > > is  ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c), which I
> > > believe is  also known as Mach64, with 8 MB. So, is the name "3D
> > > Rage Pro" just a  lie, to en*rage* me?
..gotcha!  ;o) 
> Either install the debian packages for xfree from dri.sf.net (check
> the download section - three packages which include an xorg server
> which installs over the xfree one and a package for kernel drivers) or
> install the xorg server from unstable and then install the snapshots
> package from the same download place. You will need the common and
> mach64 packages.
> I used the first option originally which worked fine. I use the second
> one currently for other reasons, with full scree 3d games I get some
> issues though (acceleration is present but some triangles aren't being
> drawn for some reason, didn't get around to find out the reason yet.

..lspci, Micha?  Last time I chkd, them dri guys spoke of missing
triangle hardware or somesuch, so I bought a radeon.  
They didn't find a way around that hardware issue???

> > You're not going to find what you're looking for by default.  Check
> > out  the following page on the status of Mach64 support.
> > 
> > http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/ATIMach64?action=highlight&value=CategoryHardware
> > 
> > If you're savvy enough, you could build it and get 3d support. 
> > Otherwise, you should pick up a newer video card that is already 
> > supported.  Finding a supported 3d card shouldn't be very expensive.
> > There's plenty of older HW that will work out of the box such as
> > older radeons.

..just found one of my junk boxes has it stuck onto the mobo, in that
case, he's looking at a new one with 939 pin holes and a coupla pci-e
slots for his new video card(s), if he wants decent video, and, getting
savvy enough to _deserve_ decent video.  ;o)

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;o)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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