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TDFX(4) Device Drivers Manual TDFX(4)


tdfxVoodoo Graphics and VoodooII Memory Access GLIDE device driver


device tdfx
device tdfx_linux


This driver creates an entry in /dev that allows programs (mostly ) to access the device memory of the Voodoo Graphics and VoodooII 3D accelerators created by . This provides an interface for applications based on the or that simply use the API provided by the linux /dev/3dfx device to use the video device.

Supports all cards based on the following chipsets:

Specifically, the following cards should work:

Note that this driver does not currently have support for the Voodoo Banshee, Voodoo3, Voodoo5, or Voodoo6 based cards. It also does not currently support the Voodoo Rush. It also does not yet handle the SLI feature of the Voodoo II boards. You can only use each of them separately.

By including tdfx_linux, you can enable the linux ioctl code for this driver, where the only supported applications currently reside.


Symlinked to default board
programming interface

Mirrors of above interfaces
(Some apps use /dev/voodoo)


The tdfx driver appeared in FreeBSD 5.0, and was originally developed for Linux kernel 2.0.x, later written for 2.2.x and 2.4.x.


The driver was developed by Coleman Kane <> after the linux version of this driver by Darryll Straus, John Taylor, Jens Axboe, Carlo Wood <> and Joseph Kain <> to be directly compatible with it and support the many GLIDE based games available for Linux and UNIX.

February 19, 2001 Debian