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Old 05-27-2003, 09:13 PM   #1
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Unhappy S3 Savage 2000 and Open GL


how do i get open GL working, the only savage 2000 driver was a generic driver
 
Old 05-28-2003, 10:04 AM   #2
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If you mean getting accelerated 3d from you video card. I don't think you can. Sorry. You could google to make sure. I hade a savage 4 once. There just wan't a driver capable of rendering accelerated 3d images.
You can use opengl though. Just go to http://www.mesa3d.org/ and follow instructions. Mesa is an opensource implementation of opengl.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 10:08 AM   #3
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It appears that Savage no longer supports the 2000, so finding linux drivers for it will be an exorcise in futility. In fact, finding Windows drivers seems to be pretty hard as well.

I hate to suggest hardware upgrades as a solution, but I think dropping 100$ on a GeForce3 might be your best bet. nVidia is very linux friendly and they even have a self install for their latest driver.

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Old 05-28-2003, 07:15 PM   #4
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It appears that Savage no longer supports the 2000, so finding linux drivers for it will be an exorcise in futility. In fact, finding Windows drivers seems to be pretty hard as well.

I hate to suggest hardware upgrades as a solution, but I think dropping 100$ on a GeForce3 might be your best bet. nVidia is very linux friendly and they even have a self install for their latest driver.

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ok thanks, i guess that explains the deal i got on this one, $35 on ebay, at least its not a huge loss

so are just about any geforce's good, becuase i could get an older 32MB card fairly cheap

well i guess i throw some more money at my computer, i still need a bigger HD and a hardware modem

i guess its back to windows for a while
 
Old 11-13-2003, 07:48 PM   #5
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I'm in the same boat - I have a laptop with a Savage IX/MX 3d card. It does well with Direct3D but not OpenGL, where it really counts.

If anyone knows of a driver that would help out here, feel free to let me know...
 
  


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