Linux, 3D graphics
In order to have hardware-accelerated 3D graphics on your Linux PC, start the BCF Linux Menu
where the concerning option, called Hardwware-accelerated GLX (with all the needed sub-options and help) will appear if you have Fedora 4 or higher on your PC.
(Just in case blm does not work, but the manual way is much more error-prone...)
The brand of card will appear in the output of
/sbin/lspci | grep VGA
as one of:
- for ATI:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)]
- for NVIDIA:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)
To install the driver, use the /usr/local/bin/pkginstall command: "sudo /usr/local/bin/pkginstall ati-fglrx.`uname -i` kernel-module-fglrx-`uname -r`.`uname -p`", and reboot your machine.
The ATI driver does not work in 16bpp color mode. Use /usr/local/bin/blm to change it to 24bpp.
To install the driver, use the /usr/local/bin/pkginstall command: "sudo /usr/local/bin/pkginstall nvidia-glx.`uname -i` kernel-module-nvidia-`uname -r`.`uname -p`", and reboot your machine.