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Re: 3d acceleartion (Mach 64 ATI rage pro)



On Wednesday 28 December 2005 00:24, 
debian-user-digest-request@lists.debian.org 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?
>
> 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=CategoryHa
>rdware
>
> 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.

There are debian packages which are more up-to-date than those sited above.
Add to your sources.list:
#new DRI locations?
deb http://www.nixnuts.net/files/ ./
deb-src http://www.nixnuts.net/files/ ./

There are three packages: One is has the dri drivers similar to those cited 
above. There is a script to build them over Debian kernel-headers or follow 
the instructions cited in the article. The second has the mesa dri-trunk 
libraries to connect this stuff and the third has an Xorg. This Xorg is 
compiled to enable mach64--stock Xorg does not work. This Xorg will install 
over existing Xfree installations and (follow the instructions) will work no 
sweat.

These packages were supposed superceded by newer Xorg and mesa packages. The 
more recent Xorg will NOT work.



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