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Old 08-14-2001, 12:39 AM   #1
racerxmach4
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Hi guys
Ok I have Mandrake 8.0 and whenever I run a program that uses openGL like GLtron or even a screensaver it has tremendously terrible lag or the equivelent graphics slow down term. I do have 2 3d cards installed Voodoo1 and Voodoo3 2000 both pci
can I use both simultaneously to "pool" the resources or can I only run smoothly off of one?
or maybe there is another solution that I am of yet unaware of.
Please help. I really need to use my anti-productivity tools for frustration therapy due to many hours of writing HTML.
I know someone will understand.
 
Old 08-14-2001, 01:04 AM   #2
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to the best of my knowledge, you can't pool the resources of your video cards... that would require some impressive low-level wizardry, and probably a bit of soldering. but, open gl acceleration for voodoo is supported under linux, with the "tdfx" driver. it needs to be specified in your /etc/XF86Config file. don't forget to load the "glx" module.
 
Old 08-14-2001, 01:18 AM   #3
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well I have properly configured it with the proper driver in xf86config but what is this glx you speak of? should I remove my voodoo1 card as well?
 
Old 08-14-2001, 01:29 AM   #4
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"glx" is the open gl extension... it needs to be loaded in the "Modules" section of the XF86Config file... like this:

Section "Modules"
...
Load "glx"
...
EndSection

as for the extra card, that's up to you. if you feel adventurous, you can set up a dual-monitor system. ...but don't ask me for advice on that one .
 
  


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