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Old 12-13-2002, 11:06 AM   #1
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XF86DGA: What is it?


What is XF86DGA used for? I think its needed in order for me to be able to run Quake in Linux.

Search results from Google Linux were very uninformative.

Old 12-13-2002, 03:43 PM   #2
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I think that XF86DGA is a shared object file (compiled into the program when you set it up). At least, I needed a SO file when I set up quake. It turned out that there was some obscure rpm package I needed, which I found by searching for packages containing the needed file. It may still be on there, if you look.
Old 12-15-2002, 10:24 AM   #3
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From /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc/README.DGA,
The XFree86-DGA extension is an X server extension for allowing client
programs direct access to the video frame buffer.
Best to get it straight from the horses mouth.


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