Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18772
XFree86 Voodoo3 acceleration doesn't work -- missing file?
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:08 EDT
I have done a standard Workstation install with RH 7.
The machine includes a Diamond Monster Fusion PCI (Banshee) card, which
XFree recognizes. "lsmod" indicates that the tdfx.o kernel module is
installed. The screen resolution is set to 16 bit depth. I am using the
root account to try and run accelerated programs to overcome the "0666"
permission problem on the accelerated device.
There is still no 3d acceleration available. This appears to be because
the tdfx_dri.so acceleration library was not installed
in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/ by the XFree86 RPM. I have verified ("rpm -
V") all the XFree packages, and everything is installed "ok", but no sign
of the tdfx_dri.so module.
Did you load the Glide packages on the 2nd CD in the preview (I think that's
what it is called) directory?
The tdfx dri was broken in 4.0.1 and was disabled because of it.
As such tdfx DRI is unsupported in Red Hat 7.0.
The latest build in rawhide includes the tdfx dri however if you want to
test it out.