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Re: PCI video card on SGI O2

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Subject: Re: PCI video card on SGI O2
From: sknauert@wesleyan.edu
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 11:58:57 -0400 (EDT)
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>> I agree the Voodoo 1 should work. The issue here is that I can compile
>> in
>> tdfx character support for the kernel and still have it boot, but can't
>> boot with tdfx framebuffer support on the O2 for some reason. With just
>> character support lspci IDs the card
>>
>> 00:03.0 PCI VGA compatible controller: ...
>
> That isn't a Voodoo 1 if it reports PCI VGA compatible controller. What
> PCI ident values does it show. Also the tdfx framebuffer is for the later
> chips not the Voodoo1 or Voodoo2 - they use sstfb.
>
> It looks like your card is something else - a Banshee or Rush perhaps ?
>
>
You're quite right. What I have is not a Voodoo 1, but a Banshee. The full
output of lspci does say:

00:03.0 PCI VGA compatible controller: 3Dfx Interactive, Inc. Voodoo
Banshee (rev 03)

Sorry, hadn't had that card in the O2 for awhile.




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