Can anyone tell me how to verify what kind of the graphics card is
installed in my Solaris machine: a Creator 3D graphics card or PGX ?
Does dmesg give you anything helpful? Or, open up the case, look at theQuote:> Can anyone tell me how to verify what kind of the graphics card is
> installed in my Solaris machine: a Creator 3D graphics card or PGX ?
Hope this helps,
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ls -l /dev/fb*
Creator 3D devices will have a 'ffb' in their name, PGX 8/24/64 will
have a 'm64' in their name, PGX 32 will have a 'gfx' in their name.
(There's also the physical inspection method - Creator 3D only go into
UPA slots, PGX only go into PCI slots or are built onto the
Working for, but definitely not speaking for, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
I am in the process of building a "second" PC which will run Linux,
most likely RedHat 6.0 or above. One of the applications I intend to
run will do some intensive rendering/surfacing/CAD type stuff and runs
with the MESA library under Linux.
The Vodoo3 3000 cards are inexpensive enough for me to consider buying
one - and I know there is a Linux driver under development for this
I also know that XFree86 has some support for 3Dlabs chips such as the
Permedia 2 on the ever popular under Windows Fire GL 1000. So, I am
looking for opinions from those out there with some experience in this
area on the following questions:
1. Which of these currently "supported," at least somewhat, would
give the best performance and why? (Under NT for CAD type
applications, from what I know, the answer would most likely be the GL
2. Which of these cards would give the best overall performance?
3. Is there a better solution such as with a TNT2 or some other
Thanks in advance!
All the best,