Re: Permedia 2 chipset - Graphics Blaster Extreme

From: Måns Rullgård (
Date: 07/23/04

Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 18:57:09 +0200

e7 <> writes:

> Hi,
> A bit of a newbie.
> I have a graphics blaster extreme with 4Mb. It is detected as a
> Permedia 2 chipset. Attached next to it is 32Mb upgrade.
> The combination is supposed to be fast and able to do 3D.

It *was* fast, a long long time ago.

> But I don't think it is. I don't know how to check whether it is
> working.
> I wondered if anyone knew where to look in the configuration files
> to locate what XFree86 thinks the card is and how much of that video
> RAM it is using, and whether there was some way telling if its using
> 3D and if not of enabling the 3D and installing something like
> OpenGL that will then use the 3D acceleration properly.

XFree86 doesn't support 3D acceleration on Permedia2 chips.

Måns Rullgård