[techtalk] TNT/TNT2 drivers / X server

coder coderman at mindspring.com
Thu Jan 6 16:07:18 EST 2000

Beverly Guillermo wrote:
> What exactly is the problem that you're getting?  What configuration
> program are you using for the xfree86 setup?
> Xconfigurator
> XF86Setup
> xf86setup
> Are you trying to use the NVidia chipset?

Right now I am using a SVGA server without incident.  I edited the
/etc/XF86config file by hand, and manually created the symlink to X.
This server does not support the hardware 3D acceleration I wish to use
on my TNT2 via OpenGL though, so I want to get a modified XFree86 server
that supports the hardware acceleration features of the TNT chipset.

Riva's site has said that their drivers are in the process of being
updated (for the last month I might add)  so I am unable to download the
drivers / patches / rpm or whatever they distribute.

I have searched around on the net but all pages I have hit so far refer
me back to the Riva website to download the drivers.

So, in short, I need the riva drivers, but they are not available.  I
had hoped someone else might have an Xserver for TNT2 3D acceleration,
or know where one might be located.  Also, any sticky issues concerning
configuration of the server or OpenGL with the server would be helpful.

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