[Ilugc] support for 3d accellaration
- From: prabhu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Prabhu Ramachandran)
- Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 09:06:11 +0530
"SK" == Shanat Krishnamurti <skrishnamurti@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
SK> hello, i use redhat 7.1. i run two computers one with nvidia
SK> riva tnt2 and the other with ati 128 now redhat has no drivers
SK> that use the 3d capabilities of these cards. i looked around
SK> and nvidia does support linux so i got their drivers. however
SK> its not as fast as windows. running quake 3. there is a
SK> website not sure exactly which has done a benchmark as
SK> well.could not find ati drivers.
The reviews I've seen indicate that the Linux 3d accelerated
performance is almost as good as the raw Windows performance. I dont
remember the website either (maybe it was anandtech?). Anyway, I've
used the tnt2 card and it is definitely fast under Linux. Quake3
It might be that you have not installed the nvidia drivers properly.
The nvidia packages come with lots of useful docs. Read them and you
should be able to sort your problems out. You might also want to
upgrade to a more recent RH version. It might help, I dont know.
As regards ati I'm not sure if ati provides its own drivers so you
might need to use the standard XFree86 drivers. Again upgrading to
Xfree86 4.2 (from a recent distro) should help.
SK> could anyone point me out to a website,etc where i could get
SK> my drivers. also what apps/games are there for linux which are
SK> 3d graphic oriented. not stuff like doom.
Google is your friend.
Also take a look at transgaming (http://www.transgaming.com
supports a ton of Windows games via WineX. You also get acceleration
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