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    Setting up Voodoo 3DFX cards with Debian in X4
    Submitted by robster on Monday, April 02, 2001 – 21:20
    Following the inclusion of XFree4.0.1 there have been many requests for help concerning installation and configuration in #debian, especially concerning 3dfx cards such has the Voodoo II Banshee and above. This article is here to guide you through how to setup and configure your system optimally for such hardware, including acceleration.
    Following the inclusion of XFree4.0.1 there have been many requests for help concerning installation and configuration in #debian, especially concerning 3dfx cards such has the Voodoo II Banshee and above. This article is here to guide you through how to setup and configure your system optimally for such hardware, including acceleration.



    First switch to a console, close X and run the following commands:



    dpkg –purge xserver-svga; apt-get update; apt-get install task-x-window-system libglide3*



    When you have done that run dexter, which will allow you to create an XF86Config-4 file. Follow the instructions, when offered a list of drivers chose tdfx. Or you can use the graphical alternative xf86cfg. You should now have a fully working 2D configuration.



    To benefit from 2D and 3D acceleration you need DRI and DRM support in your kernel. You either need 2.2.18 (or one of its prepatches) or a 2.4-test kernel. You can get these at the usual places, (ftp://ftp.linux.org.uk/pub/linux).



    When you configure your kernel make sure to include DRM and DRI support for Voodoo Banshee + Voodoo III 3000. Its included by default. You must also include support for agpcart in the kernel.



    Compile your kernel using traditional methods or with kernel-package tools, reboot. X will automagically load the module (if you compiled as module) and also the run time library needed by X (tdfx_dri.so).



    Enjoy.

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    Subject: fP
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Monday, 2001/04/02 – 21:56
    debian planet stories show up on my DP slashbox a while before they appear here… (just noticed it today)

    This is my experience on the G400 and Radeon:
    be sure that when you get X4 get xlibmesa not the standard libmesa (which won’t use dri)… I’m not sure exactly how this works with the glide libraries… but I’m assuming that the dri folks have set it up to look for the glide libs and link to them if neccessary…

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    Subject: Re: fP
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Sunday, 2001/05/06 – 17:32
    Where in the 2.2.18 kernel menu is the DRI option
    located? I’m running 2.2.18 and I don’t see it.

    Mike

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    Subject: Re: fP
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Sunday, 2002/03/17 – 19:57
    I’m runnings 2.2.20, and I can see the DRI settings near the bottom of the ‘Character Devices’ section of xconfig. but it is disabled. Does anyone know how to enable the buttons in xconfig?
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    Subject: Re: fP
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Sunday, 2002/03/17 – 20:05
    You must enable support for Experimental drivers.
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    Subject: some problems ;|
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/04/03 – 08:34
    I have Debian SID 3.0
    Voodoo3 2000
    kernel 2.4.17
    DRI and DRM are build in

    i tryed those commands but nothing work,

    does somebody could help me please !
    ( i have downloaded libglide3-dev, i think that i have to add somethings in /etc/X11/X86Config-4 )

    thx 🙂 [ acidmen@linuxmail.org ]

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    Subject: Re: some problems ;|
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Sunday, 2002/05/12 – 12:34
    I had the same problem, but I’ve found a good description how to enable DRI on Voodoo3.

    Have a look at:

    http://home.earthlink.net/~earmando/v3guide.html

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    Subject: Re: fP
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Monday, 2001/04/02 – 22:00
    oh, also make sure you’re getting sources from TESTING! this won’t get Xfree4 in stable ;->
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