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glint - GLINT/Permedia video driver
glint 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.
The glint 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.
refer to xorg.conf(5x)
for general configuration details. This section only
covers configuration details specific to this driver.
The driver auto-detects
the chipset type, but the following ChipSet names may optionally be specified
in the config file "Device" 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 VideoRam entry
in the config file "Device" section.
Additionally, you may need to specify
the bus ID of your card with a BusID entry in the config file "Device"
section, especially with FBDev support.
The following driver Options are
include: Alan Hourihane, Dirk Hohndel, Stefan Dirsch, Michel Dänzer,
- Option "UseFlatPanel" "boolean"
- Enable the FlatPanel feature
on the Permedia3. Default: off.
- Option "SWCursor" "boolean"
- Enable or disable
the SW cursor. Default: off. This option disables the HWCursor option and
- Option "NoAccel" "boolean"
- Disable or enable acceleration. Default:
acceleration is enabled.
- Option "Overlay"
- Enable 8+24 overlay mode. Only
appropriate for depth 24, 32 bpp. (Note: This hasn't been tested with FBDev
support and probably won't work.) Recognized values are: "8,24", "24,8".
- Option "PciRetry" "boolean"
- Enable or disable PCI retries.
(Note: This doesn't work with Permedia2 based cards for Amigas.) Default:
- Option "ShadowFB" "boolean"
- Enable or disable use of the shadow framebuffer
layer. (Note: This disables hardware acceleration.) Default: off.
- Enable or disable use of an OS-specific fb interface
(which is not supported on all OSs). See fbdevhw(4)
for further information.
- Option "BlockWrite" "boolean"
- 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 "FireGL3000"
- If you have a card of the same name, turn this on. Default: off.
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