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Old 03-28-2007, 03:36 PM   #1
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Savage IX Acceleration


Hey Folks,

Has anybody managed to get 3D acceleration working under Xorg 7.1? I understand that the distro I'm using, SuSE 10.2 with XFCE4 has the savage module, but it doesn't seem to like to go 3D.

Now, I know that this laptop can do moderately decent 3D stuff. I've run it under XP for years. It's a ThinkPad T22.

If somebody could point me in the direction of a thread or a WiKi/howto, I'd be most grateful.

Regards,
pck
 
Old 03-28-2007, 04:41 PM   #2
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I use the nvidia card and module/driver. The nvidia driver which is the default included with my Linux distribution does not do 3D. I have to use a better (proprietary) driver from www.nvidia.com, which does everything nicely..
I'm just speculating, but perhaps someone can indicate if this is also the case with the savage driver for Xorg (That's ATI or Matrox, isn't it?) and that it *may* not do 3D right out-of-the-box so to speak.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 01:06 PM   #3
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I use the nvidia card and module/driver. The nvidia driver which is the default included with my Linux distribution does not do 3D. I have to use a better (proprietary) driver from www.nvidia.com, which does everything nicely..
I'm just speculating, but perhaps someone can indicate if this is also the case with the savage driver for Xorg (That's ATI or Matrox, isn't it?) and that it *may* not do 3D right out-of-the-box so to speak.
Oh, trust me, I looked. THe only driver I could find was for xfree86, not xorg. :'(
 
Old 04-17-2007, 10:56 AM   #4
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To my best knowledge:
Savage is manufactured by VIA and uses a technology called CROME.
May this help you...
 
Old 04-21-2007, 10:36 AM   #5
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This is confusing, but older Savage chips are not manufactured by VIA.
The chip in a T22 is an S3, until recently 3D worked perfectly with in-kernel DRI Savage driver. In Xorg 7.1 you need do disable (important!) all DRI stuff in the kernel and use separate DRI driver.

http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/

I've to say I do not know what package you need install in SuSE, it's called x11-drm in Gentoo.
 
  


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