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Re: Linux and 3D graphics hardware support
- Subject: Re: Linux and 3D graphics hardware support
- From: Vapuser <vapuser(at)catspaw.jpl.nasa.gov>
- Date: 21 Mar 2001 08:15:21 -0800
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- Organization: Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Pasadena CA
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Carsten Dominik <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> my Boss is buing me a new Linux PC to run IDL on. One of the things I
> want to do is 3D graphics, and I know that IDL can support some hardware
> acceleration of 3D graphics.
> Where can I find information on what video cards can be be used for
> - Carsten
Info on the status of 3D and Linux is at http://glide.xxedgexx.com/.
Hardware acceleration requires certain boards and usually a
special X server. See
http://glide.xxedgexx.com/genframe.php3?hardware for more info.
MetroLink used to talk quite a bit about their X server, which they
claim supported hardware accelerated OpenGL on some cards, but
they're rewritten their web pages and I can't find it now.
Check http://www.metrolink.com and drop them a line.
Looks like Liam already posted the URL for Xi graphics. They're one
of the other companies supplying this functionality.
William Daffer: 818-354-0161: William.Daffer@jpl.nasa.gov