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04-11-2004, 06:26 AM
I'm trying to get the (linux) hardware accelertation driver's for a friend's card so I can recruit them to our nifty cult, and strip him of all his monies for the good of the holy graal.

the chipset of the card is "S3 ViRGE/DX" and I suspect the driver to be named something like "s3virge"...

anyone care to help me in my perilfull quest of working hardware? I'm having a bit of trouble.

04-12-2004, 03:23 PM
Normally the driver for S3 virge is included in the XFree drivers, but I am not sure if it supports accelerated OpenGL. It seems to be a quite old card (more than 5 years old, only 4 MB video RAM, but I can be wrong with this). I would suggest to upgrade to a more recent card, e.g. you can get Geforce2 - 4 cards for PCI too. Riva TNT 1 should be enough for Graal too if you can find that second-hand.

Ok I have searched some more. There is OpenGL for S3 virge, the homepage for it is at http://utah-glx.sourceforge.net/. They say that it is only working for XFree3 (quite old) and it's not included/tested in the current XFree4, but it maybe work.