How do I get this to work properly. I've a box with a 450 MHz K6-III with
128M RAM and a Voodoo 3. I read about what I needed on Loki (I think) and I
got the following files
So far I only installed Glide_V3-2.60-15.i386.rpm because I understand the
newer XFree stuff is just to help with mouse grab issues, and I'll deal with
that later, if necessary. AFAIR the Glide_SDK is to help compile the
Device3Dfx stuff which is to allow non-root users access the card - for the
moment, I'm quite happy to be root to run the game. As it is, when it runs
it siwtches to fullscreen but only uses 640x480 of the screen and it's as
slow as molasses, and equally slow whether I'm root or a normal user.
I reconfigured my X to have an 800x600 and a 640x480 16 bit depth but that
made no difference. Incidentally, I can't use Ctrl Alt +/- to switch
resolutions. Not something I normally want to do, but shouldn't I be able to ?
I'm using SuSE 6.3, and kernel 2.2.12, and Windows Quake runs just fine on
this machine (it's the only reason I boot Windows now, and I'd like to be
cured :-) ). I gather that some of you are running Quake 3 happily - what
did you do ?
Niall O Broin
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