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tdfx - Voodoo Graphics and VoodooII Memory Access GLIDE device driver
Synopsis Description Files History Authors
.Cd device tdfx
.Cd options TDFX_LINUX
This driver creates an entry in /dev that allows programs (mostly GLIDE-based software) to access the device memory of the Voodoo Graphics and VoodooII 3D accelerators created by 3Dfx, Inc. This provides an interface for applications based on the GLIDE API or that simply use the API provided by the linux /dev/3dfx device to use the video device.
Supports all cards based on the following chipsets:
3Dfx Voodoo Graphics 3Dfx Voodoo II
Specifically, the following cards should work:
Diamond Multimedia Monster 3D Diamond Multimedia Monster 3D II
Note that this driver does not currently have support for the Voodoo Banshee, Voodoo3, Voodoo5, or Voodoo6 based cards. It also does not currently support the Voodoo Rush. It also does not yet handle the SLI feature of the Voodoo II boards. You can only use each of them separately.
The following kernel configuration options are available:
.Cd options LINUX_TDFX
Enable the linux ioctl code for this driver, where the only supported applications currently reside.
/dev/3dfx Symlinked to default 3dfx board /dev/3dfx* Character Device programming interface
/dev/voodoo Mirrors of above interfaces /dev/voodoo* (Some apps use /dev/voodoo)
The tdfx driver appeared in .Fx 5.0 , and was originally developed for Linux kernel 2.0.x, later written for 2.2.x and 2.4.x.
.An -nosplit The driver was developed by .An Coleman Kane Aq email@example.com after the linux version of this driver by .An Darryll Straus , .An John Taylor , .An Jens Axboe , .An Carlo Wood Aq firstname.lastname@example.org and .An Joseph Kain Aq email@example.com to be directly compatible with it and support the many GLIDE based games available for Linux and Unix .
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February 19, 2001 TDFX (4)