Re: 3d acceleartion
- From: Arnt Karlsen <arnt@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 22:46:39 +0100
On Tue, 27 Dec 2005 15:27:04 -0500, jlquinn wrote in message
> Mark Grieveson wrote:
> > Hello. Is it possible for me to enable 3d acceleration with the
> > hardware I have? Right now, there is absolutely no 3d acceleration.
> > I feel that if it was present, even though my hardware is old, I at
> > least would be able to play PlanetPenguin-Racer (aka TuxRacer).
> > I have a Pentium III, 450 MHz system, running Debian Sarge with a
> > 2.6.8-2-386 kernel image, 384 MB ram. My VGA compatible controller
> > is ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c), which I
> > believe is also known as Mach64, with 8 MB. So, is the name "3D
> > Rage Pro" just a lie, to en*rage* me?
> You're not going to find what you're looking for by default. Check
> out the following page on the status of Mach64 support.
> If you're savvy enough, you could build it and get 3d support.
..define "savvy enough." ;o)
..Mark will spare himself some grieving if he first verifies his
hardware _is_ a " 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c)" and not
a rebadged cheapo "3D Rage II+ AGP" etc, takes a wee 'lspci'.
.._if_ it is, and he's on a budget or somesuch, and finds something
scary enough to try fry this old junk on, I've got over half a dozen of
these 2 to 8MB agp cards, and a camera for the Happy New Year! ;o)
> Otherwise, you should pick up a newer video card that is already
> supported. Finding a supported 3d card shouldn't be very expensive.
> There's plenty of older HW that will work out of the box such as older
..I went this route. ;o)
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;o)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
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