[ale] A little 3dfx help please...
James CE Johnson
jcej at tragus.org
Fri Dec 22 19:43:18 EST 2000
Scott Nolde wrote:
> James CE Johnson wrote:
> > I'm having some Bad Things happen when I try out any of those whacky
> > Loki games.
> > I recently upgraded my RedHat 6.2 to Mandrake 7.2. The 2.2.17 kernel
> > they provided was fairly evil, so I grabbed the 2.2.18 sources
> > & installed it. Other than that, everything *should* be vanilla
> > Mandrake 7.2. That means XFree86 4.0.1 with all the fixin's.
> > When I run test3Dfx I get the expected bright-blue screen but when I hit
> > "A key" to continue it locks up the display. Um... I've got a Voodoo
> > 3000 BTW. And that's if I'm root. It dumps core if I try as a normal
> > user. If I try, for instance, the Heavy Gear II demo it tells me I have
> > a framerate of several thousand seconds per frame. Not good... I'm
> > assuming that means it isn't accessing the 3dfx hardware.
> > Any suggestions? I've not had much luck or experience with the 3d
> > stuff.
> > Thanks,
> > J
> Do you have 800x600 in the XF86Config file? It requires this
> resolution, I think.
Yea, everything from 1280 -> 640 in 16bpp. It seems to actually like
640 at 16bpp the best.
I don't know what's up with test3Dfx but the hg2 actually *does* run if I
login as root. If I could get it to behave as a normal user I'd be quite
happy. Oh, and 24bpp would be nice too :-)
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