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Old 06-11-2003, 09:02 AM   #1
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Unhappy SiS 730 3D acceleration - HELP!

I have an SiS 730 card, and am trying to get 3D acceleration to work under linux.
I have tried Nvidia drivers but these failed giving a message "Device not found" in the XFree log.
Does anyone know what drivers I should use, and how to configure them?
Old 08-07-2003, 08:54 AM   #2
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If you are installing the Nvidia drivers you are going about it ALL WRONG. You have a SiS card and you are trying to install drivers for a different card... That is like trying to play an X-Box game in a GameCube, it just doesn't work. What you need to do is search for SiS drivers for Linux. I believe they did release some drivers but I have no clue how good they are. You might be better off throwing down $70 on an Nvidia Geforce FX 5200... considering Nvidia has the best Linux drivers and it will absolutely destroy your SiS 730 graphics card.

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It's all there.But don't think that thing will do much good anyway.It will work but not too fast and there are memory mapping issues with some games.Almost forgot - the last time I tried gentoo and debian (was testing me thinks) supported 3d out of the box when you set the xfree file up right and pass the correct parameters.

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Old 08-14-2003, 04:34 AM   #4
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I posted this a while ago now, and have managed to solve the problem. Thanks for the help hough, that was the site where I found the drivers, although it did work anyway once I recompiled the kernel.


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