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The Linux 3Dfx HOWTO

Bernd Kreimeier (

v1.03, 12 July 1997

This document describes 3Dfx graphics accelerator chip support for Linux. It lists the supported hardware, describes how to configure the drivers, and answers frequently asked questions. The intent is to bring new users up to speed more quickly and reduce the amount of traffic in the Usenet news groups and mailing lists.

1. Introduction

2. Graphics Accelerator Technology

3. Installation

4. Answers To Frequently Asked Questions

5. FAQ: Requirements?

6. FAQ: Voodoo Graphics (tm)? 3Dfx?

7. FAQ: Glide? TexUS?

8. FAQ: Glide and SVGA?

9. FAQ: Glide and XFree86?

10. FAQ: Glide versus OpenGL/Mesa?

11. FAQ: But Quake?

12. FAQ: Troubleshooting?

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