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Re: [vox-tech] What's needed for 3D support?
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Re: [vox-tech] What's needed for 3D support?

the linux gamers' howto might be helpful.   :-)

in startx 2>X.err make sure the DRI is enabled.  it probably isn't.
try to find a line beginning with (WW) or (EE) that gives a clue why it
isn't being started.

also, if the games work ok under root, make sure you have a DRI section
in your X config file like:

Section "DRI"
   Mode 0666

this allows non-root users to use DRI.

if DRI is enabled, use strace to make sure the proper libraries (like
libGL.so) are being loaded.

let me know if any of this helps.


begin Rod Roark <rod@sunsetsystems.com> 
> I seldom play games and I'm a complete dummy when it comes 
> to 3D stuff.  But yesterday I was trying to get billardgl 
> and tuxracer to work, without much luck.
> I've got an aging 16MB Voodoo Banshee card on my desktop
> machine running Gentoo Linux (2.4.19 kernel, xfree 4.2.0).
> The kernel has the tdfx video stuff built-in (not a module),
> and XF86Config includes 'Load "glx"'.
> Tuxracer does run, but I get about 0.3 fps.  BillardGL sort
> of runs except it's ridiculously slow, taking 5-10 minutes 
> just to get past the splash screen and continually eating
> 100% of the CPU and all real memory.  This is a 500 Mhz 
> Celeron box with 256MB RAM.
> Does anyone have pointers/suggestions?
> Thanks,
> -- Rod
>    http://www.sunsetsystems.com/

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