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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Voodoo & Linux 'OpenGL' 3D Graphics
From: Anne McCadden <amccadden@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 12:29:19 -0600
Reply-to: discussion@xxxxxxxxx

Video cards, DVD players and other computer equipment has changed a lot
in the last 2 years.  There are several video cards that have their own
fan, but most of the fans get very noisy and wear out within a year and
then the chip has no cooling what so ever.  Most of the good video card
have an elaborate convoluted heat sink that disapate the heat well and
some have a fan on top of the heat sink, simular to cpu setups, but on a
smaller scale.  It isn't necessary to have DVD hardware decoding in the
video any longer, DVD drives which cost about $10-20 more than a regular
CD-ROM, don't use the hardware decoding, but maybe by software.  Do they
run on linux?  I don't know, that is about the only use that I have for
the windoze machine any more, to play DVD movies and some of the windoze
games, just for play and not to be taken seriously.  The real work is
done by the 5 linux machines in my forever messy office.  ttyl ironrose

David Carmichael wrote:
> > 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...
> --David
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