Section: Devices and Network Interfaces (4)
Updated: xf86-video-glint 1.1.1
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glint - GLINT/Permedia video driver
is an Xorg driver for 3Dlabs & Texas Instruments GLINT/Permedia based video
cards. The driver is rather fully accelerated, and provides support for the
following framebuffer depths: 8, 15 (may give bad results with FBDev support),
16, 24 (32 bpp recommended, 24 bpp has problems), 30, and an 8+24 overlay mode.
driver supports 3Dlabs (GLINT MX, GLINT 500TX, GLINT 300SX, GLINT GAMMA,
GLINT DELTA, GLINT GAMMA2, Permedia, Permedia 2, Permedia 2v, Permedia 3, R3,
R4) and Texas Instruments (Permedia, Permedia 2) chips.
Please refer to xorg.conf(5x) for general configuration
details. This section only covers configuration details specific to this
The driver auto-detects the chipset type, but the following
names may optionally be specified in the config file
section, and will override the auto-detection:
"ti_pm2", "ti_pm", "r4", "pm3", "pm2v", "pm2", "pm", "300sx", "500tx", "mx",
"gamma", "gamma2", "delta"
The driver will try to auto-detect the amount of video memory present for all
chips. If it's not detected correctly, the actual amount of video memory should
be specified with a
entry in the config file
Additionally, you may need to specify the bus ID of your card with a
entry in the config file
section, especially with FBDev support.
The following driver
- Option N'34'UseFlatPanelN'34' N'34'booleanN'34'
Enable the FlatPanel feature on the Permedia3. Default: off.
- Option N'34'SWCursorN'34' N'34'booleanN'34'
Enable or disable the SW cursor. Default: off.
This option disables the
option and vice versa.
- Option N'34'NoAccelN'34' N'34'booleanN'34'
Disable or enable acceleration. Default: acceleration is enabled.
- Option N'34'OverlayN'34'
Enable 8+24 overlay mode. Only appropriate for depth 24, 32 bpp.
This hasn't been tested with FBDev support and probably won't work.)
Recognized values are: "8,24", "24,8". Default: off.
- Option N'34'PciRetryN'34' N'34'booleanN'34'
Enable or disable PCI retries.
This doesn't work with Permedia2 based cards for Amigas.) Default: off.
- Option N'34'ShadowFBN'34' N'34'booleanN'34'
Enable or disable use of the shadow framebuffer layer.
This disables hardware acceleration.) Default: off.
- Option N'34'UseFBDevN'34' N'34'booleanN'34'
Enable or disable use of an OS-specific fb interface (which is not supported
on all OSs). See fbdevhw(4) for further information.
- Option N'34'BlockWriteN'34' N'34'booleanN'34'
Enable or disable block writes for the various Permedia 2 chips. This improves
acceleration in general, but disables it for some special cases. Default: off.
- Option N'34'FireGL3000N'34' N'34'booleanN'34'
If you have a card of the same name, turn this on. Default: off.
Xorg(1x), xorg.conf(5x), xorgconfig(1x), Xserver(1x), X(7)
Authors include: Alan Hourihane, Dirk Hohndel, Stefan Dirsch, Michel Dänzer,
- SUPPORTED HARDWARE
- CONFIGURATION DETAILS
- SEE ALSO
linux.jgfs.net manual pages