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Old 09-10-2005, 04:01 AM   #1
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hercules 3D prophet 4500 driver


hi

I have a hercules 3D prophet 4500 64 MB (TV out) but my fedora core 4 does not recognize it, so the standard VESA driver is used.

So I was looking on the internet for drivers but didn't find a driver on the hercules website (http://www.hercules.com/) and on the website of the chipmaker PowerVR (http://www.powervr.com/). There is a driver on the powervr website, but only for kernel 2.4 and I use kernel 2.6. (there is also the message the kernel 2.4 driver won't work on the 2.6 kernel)

So I'm now looking for a driver for my card so I can have hardware accelerated openGL support because now I'm running on a VESA driver and openGL runs very slow, because there is no hardware acceleration

I hope somebody can help me!
 
Old 09-10-2005, 10:26 PM   #2
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Say Y here if you have a STG4000 / Kyro / PowerVR 3 based
graphics board.
@@ -858,6 +1126,10 @@ config FB_KYRO

kyro.h
benedict.gaster@superh.com

Kernel 2.6.12-rc2 and above.

Your hardware vendor does not support you. Buy an nvidia card if you want 3d to work. The cheapest 30 dollar ti4200 tv-out card will work.
 
Old 09-11-2005, 06:15 AM   #3
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hi

what do you mean by:

"Say Y here if you have a STG4000 / Kyro / PowerVR 3 based
graphics board.
@@ -858,6 +1126,10 @@ config FB_KYRO

kyro.h
benedict.gaster@superh.com"

I'm just a beginner. So why do you give me an email address? I don't understand what the meaning is...

PS: I don't want to buy another card, because mine is fast enough.
 
Old 10-15-2005, 05:48 AM   #4
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That is the module(driver) in the kernel config for that kernel version. The email address is the guy who was nice enough to write the driver for your card.
 
Old 10-20-2005, 03:26 AM   #5
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I still don't understand the answer either. Is there any way you can make it make more sense?
 
Old 10-28-2005, 03:45 AM   #6
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The kernel has drivers. In those drivers in kernel 2.6.12-rc2 and abov, there is your cards drivers. If you enable that module, you will have a chance in hell of getting better than vga. In short, upgrade either your kernel or your unupported video card.
 
Old 10-28-2005, 10:05 AM   #7
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What is the name of the module? I am using kernel's 2.6.12.x and 2.6.13.x.
 
Old 09-04-2006, 08:06 AM   #8
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the include file is kyro.h, and it's just a fb driver.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=480102
 
  


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