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  • phoronix
    started a topic The 3dfx Linux Driver Has Hope & It's Getting TTM

    The 3dfx Linux Driver Has Hope & It's Getting TTM

    Phoronix: The 3dfx Linux Driver Has Hope & It's Getting TTM

    Yesterday we reported on the emergence of the 3Dfx Linux DRM/KMS driver that introduces Linux kernel mode-setting support for the decade-old Banshee and Voodoo graphics cards. This work was done by a lone developer, but at this time it doesn't play well with the 3dfx X.Org DDX driver, which diminished hopes of it entering the mainline kernel. However, it appears there is interest in this driver and that the developer is now working on adding TTM memory management support for these 3dfx PCI/AGP graphics cards...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODQxOQ

  • squirrl
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    Voodoo ran great on 98.

    Slackware 9 was about the only Linux I knew of that shipped the SDK/driver.


    2000 didnt much support the features. 1999 was a good year.

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  • pingufunkybeat
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    Originally posted by waucka View Post
    For what it's worth, I replaced my NVIDIA card with a Radeon, and I run the open-source drivers on all of my ATI machines. I am willing to take the performance and feature hit in exchange for freedom and the promise of future open-source awesomeness.

    Also, I really appreciate the work you and others do for the FOSS graphics world. Thank you!
    Right out of my mouth.

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  • pingufunkybeat
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    Originally posted by MostAwesomeDude View Post
    Sorry, were you attempting sarcasm?
    Yes, I was.

    In reality, I'm quite a fundie myself.

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  • kraftman
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    Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
    If you compiled your system with ICC (I mean your Windows, not the Linux fundie crap), you would get more FPS on your Workraft. The REAL users will keep laughing at your FPS and your open schmopen source.
    Yeah, nvidia rules!

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  • waucka
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    Originally posted by MostAwesomeDude View Post
    Sorry, were you attempting sarcasm?
    I think this is a variation on Poe's Law: it's hard to tell the difference between a condescending dismissal of perceived fundamentalism from a parody of such.

    For what it's worth, I replaced my NVIDIA card with a Radeon, and I run the open-source drivers on all of my ATI machines. I am willing to take the performance and feature hit in exchange for freedom and the promise of future open-source awesomeness.

    Also, I really appreciate the work you and others do for the FOSS graphics world. Thank you!

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  • movieman
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    Originally posted by FunkyRider View Post
    nVidia still rules.
    Didn't Nvidia buy 3dfx? I seem to recall that's about the time they began to drop behind ATI .

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  • MostAwesomeDude
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    Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
    >don't be such a fundamentalist zealot

    >If you compiled your system with ICC
    >Linux fundie crap
    >The REAL users
    >open schmopen source
    Sorry, were you attempting sarcasm?

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  • pingufunkybeat
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    V!NCENT, don't be such a fundamentalist zealot.

    If you compiled your system with ICC (I mean your Windows, not the Linux fundie crap), you would get more FPS on your Workraft.

    The REAL users will keep laughing at your FPS and your open schmopen source.

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  • V!NCENT
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    Originally posted by FunkyRider View Post
    wasting time on this old pile of e-garbage won't get you anywhere. nVidia still rules.
    Yeah, and while we're at it, why not replace GCC with ICC, Wine with Corssover, OO.o with StarOffice and also replace the Linux kernel, because a module is just... it just sucks dude. nVidia still dominates the fscking world. Just replace everything with proprietary crap!

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