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5<guide> 5<guide>
6<title>Hardware 3D Acceleration Guide</title> 6<title>Hardware 3D Acceleration Guide</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
22 22
23<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 23<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
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26 26
27<version>1.13</version> 27<version>2</version>
28<date>2009-12-14</date> 28<date>2011-03-01</date>
29 29
30<chapter> 30<chapter>
31<title>Introduction</title> 31<title>Introduction</title>
32<section> 32<section>
33<title>What is hardware 3D acceleration and why do I want it?</title> 33<title>What is hardware 3D acceleration and why do I want it?</title>
50<section> 50<section>
51<title>How do I get hardware 3D acceleration?</title> 51<title>How do I get hardware 3D acceleration?</title>
52<body> 52<body>
53 53
54<p> 54<p>
55In many cases, both binary and open-source drivers exist. Open-source drivers 55In many cases, both binary and open-source drivers exist. Open source drivers
56are preferable since we're using Linux and open source is one of its underlying 56are preferable since we're using Linux and open source is one of its underlying
57principles. Sometimes, binary drivers are the only option, like with nVidia's 57principles. Sometimes, binary drivers are the only option, especially if your
58graphics card is so new that open source drivers have not yet been written to
58cards. Binary drivers include <c>x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers</c> for nVidia cards 59support its features. Binary drivers include <c>x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers</c>
59and <c>x11-drivers/ati-drivers</c> for ATI cards. 60for nVidia cards and <c>x11-drivers/ati-drivers</c> for AMD/ATI cards.
60</p> 61</p>
61 62
62</body> 63</body>
63</section> 64</section>
64<section> 65<section>
98 99
99<ul> 100<ul>
100 <li>3dfx</li> 101 <li>3dfx</li>
101 <li>intel</li> 102 <li>intel</li>
102 <li>matrox</li> 103 <li>matrox</li>
104 <li>nouveau</li>
103 <li>rage128</li> 105 <li>rage128</li>
104 <li>radeon</li> 106 <li>radeon</li>
105 <li>mach64</li> 107 <li>mach64</li>
106 <li>sis300</li> 108 <li>sis300</li>
107 <li>via</li> 109 <li>via</li>
108</ul> 110</ul>
109 111
110<p> 112<p>
111See the <uri link="http://dri.freedesktop.org/">DRI homepage</uri> for more info 113See the <uri link="http://dri.freedesktop.org/">DRI homepage</uri> for more info
112and documentation. 114and documentation.
113</p>
114
115</body>
116</section>
117<section>
118<title>Feedback</title>
119<body>
120
121<p>
122With suggestions, questions, etc., e-mail <mail
123link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>.
124</p> 115</p>
125 116
126</body> 117</body>
127</section> 118</section>
128</chapter> 119</chapter>
357at all. 348at all.
358</title> 349</title>
359<body> 350<body>
360 351
361<p> 352<p>
362Try out the binary drivers. For <c>ati-drivers</c>, a listing is at 353Try out the binary drivers. For AMD cards, use <c>ati-drivers</c>; a listing is
363<uri>http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx</uri>. If those 354at <uri>http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx</uri>. If those
364don't support it, use fbdev. It's slow, but it works. 355don't support it, use fbdev. It's slow, but it works.
365</p> 356</p>
366 357
367</body> 358</body>
368</section> 359</section>
394 <li><uri>http://www.retinalburn.net/linux/dri_status.html</uri></li> 385 <li><uri>http://www.retinalburn.net/linux/dri_status.html</uri></li>
395</ol> 386</ol>
396 387
397</body> 388</body>
398</section> 389</section>
390<section>
391<title>Feedback</title>
392<body>
393
394<p>
395With suggestions, questions, etc., e-mail <mail link="dberkholz"/>.
396</p>
397
398</body>
399</section>
399</chapter> 400</chapter>
400</guide> 401</guide>

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