Originally Published: Monday, 31 January 2000 Author: Terry Warner
Published to: news_enhance_games/Games News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

New Voodoo3 XFree86 3.3.5 Package

There is a new XFree86 3.3.5 release for Voodoo3 and Voodoo Banshee available. This release should fix the desktop snow problem for SGRAM based Voodoo Banshee cards. Additionally, the revision number has been increased from 0.6.1 to 4 to indicate that this package is newer than the version shipped with many Linux distributions. Click below for more details and download locations.

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There is a new XFree86 3.3.5 release for Voodoo3 and Voodoo Banshee available. This release should fix the desktop snow problem for SGRAM based Voodoo Banshee cards. Additionally, the revision number has been increased from 0.6.1 to 4 to indicate that this package is newer than the version shipped with many Linux distributions. Note that this driver does not work with the XFree86 4.0 prerelease DRI drivers.

The files XFree86-SVGA_3.3.5-4.i386.rpm and XFree96-XF86Setup-3.3.5-4.i386.rpm are now available on the following page: http://linux.3dfx.com/open_source/download/voodoo3_banshee.htm

Please follow the instructions on the above page to install this package.

This new release has the following bug fixes:

  • Timings for SGRAM are fixed and should not cause snow on the 2D desktop.    
  • Thanks to Maciej Zagorowski for this fix.
  • RPM should no longer complain that a newer version of XFree86_SVGA is already installed.
  • There are no other functionality changes in this release.

    If your Voodoo Banshee has snow on the 2D X desktop please try this new release. If it does not fix your problem please email me, joseph@3dfx.com, or send mail to the newsgroup 3dfx.glide.linux.

    Again note that This release does NOT work with the DRI/XFree86 4.0 based drivers.





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