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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Voodoo & Linux 'OpenGL' 3D Graphics
From: David Carmichael <dec2955@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 09:46:43 -0600
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> Actually I am not for sure. I never really got into fancy 3D
> video cards much. I am not a gamer. I don't even run X on my
> Debian box and RedHat works fine with the Matrox card. But I
> did a quick look at and came across this:
> it may be
> of some help, I think has some linux/3D info,
> also check out the site. Its not really so much
> the distro as which version of XFree86 it comes with. Full
> support "right out of the box" for fancy cards is pretty
> rare but with some reading and a little work you should be
> able to get it working.
> I just looked at and it talks on the front
> page about the Voodoo cards.

 Randy -

I would not call the Voodoo-2 a fancy video card... it is now close to
three-to-five years old.. some of the newer video cards are what I would
call fancy! They get so hot and run so fast that they need their own cooling
fans.. The ATI-Radeon<PCI> that I picked up a few weeks ago even has its own
cooling fan and the card is basically two years old! The newer versions are
two head, dual monitor, multi-plane, DVD hardware decoding, ect...

The good side of most of these newer cards are they come with Linux
3D/OpenGL drivers (and support) out of the box......

'Oh' why I started to reply in the first place was.. I have been trying for
a number of hours to reach the web site 'Linuxlookup' from your link and
keep getting DNS errors, did a trace route and it has been failing on me
some place out west...


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