[ILUG] This again!
drjolt+ilug at redbrick.dcu.ie
Tue Jun 22 12:12:16 IST 1999
> 1. Creative Labs 16MB Graphics Blaster Riva TNT AGP Graphics Card
> This looked like a great card until I saw the line - "Finally, with
> Creative's own proprietary, fully accelerated drivers for Windows
> 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT, along with support for Microsoft's
> DirectX architecture and OpenGL". This (for obvious reasons) is not
> a hell a lot of good to me.
Those reasons aren't exactly obvious to me - I'd be very surprised to
find a consumer graphics card for a PC that didn't have windows
drivers, and extraordinarily surprised to find windows drivers that
came with source code!
> But I thought Kate said before that this was nearly supported and
> was waiting for XFree 4.0 (true?) to come out for TNT to be
There'll be better support in v4, but XFree86 does currently have
support for the TNT cards - see http://www.xfree86.org
> So - is Riva TNT a standard(?) or an implementation by creative labs
> and what does TNT mean in comparison to Voodoo?
The TNT chips are an nVidia design, TNT cards have been implemented
by Creative, Diamond, STB, and others.
"You can ISO9001 certify the process of shooting yourself in the foot,
so long as the process is documented and reliably produces the proper
result." - Adam Shostack, on bugtraq
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