glint - GLINT/Permedia video driver
glint is an XFree86 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 recom-
mended, 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.
Please refer to XF86Config(5x) for general configuration details. This section only cov-
ers 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",
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 supported:
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 vice versa.
Option "NoAccel" "boolean"
Disable or enable acceleration. Default: acceleration is enabled.
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". Default: off.
Option "PciRetry" "boolean"
Enable or disable PCI retries. (Note: This doesn't work with Permedia2 based cards
for Amigas.) Default: off.
Option "ShadowFB" "boolean"
Enable or disable use of the shadow framebuffer layer. (Note: This disables hard-
ware acceleration.) Default: off.
Option "UseFBDev" "boolean"
Enable or disable use of an OS-specific fb interface (which is not supported on all
OSs). See fbdevhw(4x) for further information. Default: off.
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" "boolean"
If you have a card of the same name, turn this on. Default: off.
XFree86(1), XF86Config(5x), xf86config(1), Xserver(1), X(7x)
Authors include: Alan Hourihane, Dirk Hohndel, Stefan Dirsch, Michel Danzer, Sven Luther
XFree86 Version Version 4.3.0 GLINT(4x)