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Bug#185207: XFree86 problems with 3dfx Voodoo3 on a Performa6400

On Wed, Mar 19, 2003 at 08:35:10PM +0100, S?ren Ils?e wrote:
> The 3dfx card is the same as the PC card of the same name - 3dfx just made
> mac-drivers for (some of) the 3dfx boards when were still in business.

Are you sure about that?  I was pretty sure that 3Dfx fabbed distinct
boards for PowerMacs that didn't have a PC BIOS on them.

> The 6400 is equipped with a Valkyrie chip, so I can try that one. However I
> do not have a clue of what to specify as the (PCI-) address to get to this
> chip instead of the 3dfx board. But I might use the mailing lists and see
> what I can find out.

With the fbdev driver, you shouldn't have to specify a PCI address at
all.  (That you *ever* have to specify one for any single-head machine
appears to be a bug in XFree86's PCI bus handling on PowerPCs.)

> Again thanks for your help - overall the Debian Linux has been a positive
> experiment - as long as I stay with the ol' text based console interface.

Well, I'm glad experience this hasn't soured you on Debian.  Please do
try the folks on the debian-powerpc list.  They're quite helpful.  :)

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