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Old 11-27-2004, 01:41 AM   #1
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Chromium and other 3d games crawl - graphics barely move


I'm new to linux and am having some graphics problems when I try to play chromium and a couple other 3d games. All other graphics seem to work fine.

I'm not sure if my problem is the video card or just the driver. Here is the output from /sbin/lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 (rev 11)
00:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 04)
00:0d.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: 3Dfx Interactive, Inc. Voodoo 3 (rev 01)

The kernel is 2.6.5-1.358

Distro is Fedora Core 2
 
Old 11-27-2004, 02:34 AM   #2
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You may have to download drivers for your voodoo3. Just one problem. 3DFX is long dead and decomposed, and the site 3dfx has listed on their site, Voodoofiles only has 1 old set of drivers for Red Hat 6.1 and there are no download locations for it. I had the same with my computer and had to download and install the nVidia drivers. Even though lspci shows it, it doesn't mean it works. Do some searching and you might be able to find what your looking for.

You may also think about purchasing an older nvidia graphics card. The fact that 3DFX cards are no longer worth much of anything means that 3rd party drivers are being released less and less. A nVidia GeforceFX 5200 /w 128MB RAM is only $80 for AGP and $100 for PCI. You can probably find a Geforce MX 4000 /w 64Mb for about $50.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 02:49 AM   #3
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I got my GF4 MX440 AGP 8x w/128 MB for around 20, just poke around ebay and pricewatch.com

Can you post up the output of:
/sbin/lsmod

We can see what drivers are getting loaded that way.

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Old 11-27-2004, 10:26 AM   #4
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Here is the /sbin/lsmod

Module Size Used by
snd_mixer_oss 13824 2
snd_emu10k1 71172 3
snd_rawmidi 17184 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_pcm 68872 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_timer 17156 1 snd_pcm
snd_seq_device 6152 2 snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec 50436 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_page_alloc 7940 2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_util_mem 3200 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_hwdep 6276 1 snd_emu10k1
snd 38372 11 snd_mixer_oss,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_util_mem,s nd_hwdep
soundcore 6112 3 snd
parport_pc 19392 1
lp 8236 0
parport 29640 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 10624 0
sunrpc 101064 1
tulip 36256 0
ipt_REJECT 4736 1
ipt_state 1536 6
ip_conntrack 24968 1 ipt_state
iptable_filter 2048 1
ip_tables 13440 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
floppy 47440 0
sg 27552 0
scsi_mod 91344 1 sg
microcode 4768 0
joydev 6976 0
dm_mod 33184 0
usblp 9476 0
uhci_hcd 23708 0
ipv6 184288 12
ext3 102376 2
jbd 40216 1 ext3
 
Old 11-27-2004, 04:24 PM   #5
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I'm still learning what things say but looking at that driver list I'm compelled to say that there isn't a driver in there for your voodoo3. Like I said there are a few that i don't know about but I don't think those are it.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 04:47 PM   #6
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I had the same problems when looking at the voodoofiles.

How did you install the nVidia driver and make it work?
 
Old 11-28-2004, 02:16 AM   #7
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I'm sorry I probably should have clarified. I have a Nvidia graphics card. I was just using my situation as a reference on what might be wrong with your computer.
 
Old 12-07-2004, 10:25 AM   #8
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OK, 3dfx is no longer doing business, but for voodoo 3 or higher are still available drivers for Linux. l module for Voodoo3/Banshee which comes with the kernel source. There are also X drivers for it. I don´t have V3 card, but I know people who use the 3D acceleration of such boards under Linux. (Glide and DRI) Also from the chipset info I can guess you´re using Pentium II/Celeron CPU, right?

However, try Google, it will help you.
 
  


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