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Old 02-24-2003, 12:42 PM   #1
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Voodoo3 hardware accel


How can I acheive this in slack8.1?
 
Old 02-24-2003, 03:10 PM   #2
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Look here :)

You might have to use xf86config, though ;)
since I didn't set one of those up so far and
wouldn't know where in XF86Config to do what,
exactly, to match your card.

You'll probably have to recompile your
kernel, too.

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Old 02-24-2003, 03:27 PM   #3
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How can you expect voodoo3 hardware acceleration to work
when your specs show that you actually use a nvidia-tnt2 ?

Are you wanting hardware acceleration for your nvidia tnt2 ?
 
Old 02-24-2003, 04:34 PM   #4
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Possible answers:
Code:
a) I have more than 1 machine
b) I am helping a friend who's using
    a Voodoo card
c) I want to have a third screen on my machine :)
    and therefore inserted an old PCI card into my box.
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Old 02-24-2003, 06:35 PM   #5
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Answer (a) - I have more than one machine, the one in my signature is my main machine, the box with the voodoo3 in it is going to be my main machine once I get 3d acceleration.
 
Old 02-26-2003, 08:21 PM   #6
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I didn't see the box#2 specs , my bad.

For hardware accelaration for the voodoo3 look in the directory
slackware/extra/3dfx and you will find slackpacks for every voodoo card. Check out the README file in that dir for details on which package you need to install for you card. Then you will load a module named tdfx 'modprobe tdfx'.

Then you will need to edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config file. Make sure you have at least these two lines in the module loading section:

Load "glx"
Load "dri"

Again In the XF86Config:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "Voodoo3 (generic)"

(your identifier may be different)

At the bottom of the XF86Config file put these lines in:

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

Hope this helps !

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Old 02-26-2003, 08:29 PM   #7
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To confirm you have hardware acceleration, while in any terminal in X type 'glxiinfo' and look for the direct rendering line near the top of the output that glxinfo produces.

mesa@advanced:~/.gkrellm2/themes$ glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes <<< this is good news !

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Old 02-26-2003, 08:34 PM   #8
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Many thanks I am about to try it, it seems like it will work (I will edit this post when I find out for sure)
 
Old 02-26-2003, 09:15 PM   #9
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I left out one part I would like to mention.

I meant to also post the section that loads the X driver :
Again edit your XF86Config file.

As does the kernel need to load its tdfx module as mentioned in a previous post, so does XFree86 load its own native module/driver.

Section "Device"
Identifier "Voodoo3 (generic)"
Driver "tdfx"
#VideoRam 16384
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

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Old 02-26-2003, 10:04 PM   #10
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Direct Rendering : No
this is not good :/
 
Old 02-26-2003, 11:48 PM   #11
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modprobe tdfx
lsmod

Does the kernel module load ?
If not then it may not be built as a module in the kernel.

Do you see tdfx in the list ?

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Old 02-27-2003, 01:45 PM   #12
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it is there when I lsmod, but it says its unused (???) I checked XF86Config and everything seems to be right... hmm.. is this card the one that has to be in 16 bit color for 3d to work?
 
Old 02-27-2003, 02:44 PM   #13
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Yes, it is. I changed it to 16 bit and it now works like a charm thanks for the help
 
Old 02-27-2003, 04:30 PM   #14
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Good deal !

Glad you are running 3d now.

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Old 02-28-2003, 04:45 PM   #15
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well mine still says Direct Rendering: No
and i had tdfx loaded as a module, plus i added the lines mesa suggested, and still nada. i also have dri compiled in the kernel.

any more suggestions ?
 
  


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