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Re: Amaya hates 3Dfx ?

From: <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 11:42:49 +0100
Message-Id: <200003131042.LAA23149@tahiti.inrialpes.fr>
To: Serge Torres <storres@crosswinds.net>
cc: www-amaya@w3c.org
In-reply-to: Your message of Fri, 10 Mar 2000 02:52:09 -0500."
             <3.0.6.32.20000310085119.0079b350@pop.crosswinds.net> 
> Hi,
> 
> Since I have a Voodoo 3 2000 video board, Amaya does not run
> any more on my Windows 98 PC. If I use the 9x version, I only
> have an illegal access message as soon as I click the icon. If I use the NT
> version I get the Amaya window and immediatly a "GPF in module 3DFX16V3.drv".
> This appens with all versions of Amaya, including the pre 2.5. All other 
> programs work fine. I have already seen this kind of behaviour with another
> board (ATI), with another HTML editor (WebExpert) and Windows NT. We had to
> wait for a new version of the video driver to get things fixed.

The windows version of Amaya doesn't access directly the video card.
It uses the standard Win32 API.

> With Linux (Redhat 6.0), on the same machine, I can not have the images
> displayed properly with Amaya, they look like the scrambled screen of a TV
> pay channel when you do not have a proper decoder. All other programs (Gimp,
> the whole KDE stuff, Star Office, Netscape Communicator, ...) display
> images correctly.


As long as we don't have this kind of video card it's difficult for us to fix
this problem. Perhaps someone working on this platform can have a look at the 
code
(Amaya/thotlib/image/picture.c) and could understand what is wrong?

> By the way, pre 2.5 I still has the no-vowels-in-dialog-boxes bug and the
> right-Alt-key-has-no-effect-on-azerty-keybord bug, as with previous
> versions but not on all boxes (Redhat 5.4 and 6.0 do not work, Mandrake 6.x
> works fine). In any case xev properly recognizes vowels and Alt Gr (as
> ModeShift). All other programs honor vowels and Alt Gr. The main problem
> is that I can not get the circumflex accent: a real pain in French.

Someone promised to work on this problem in January. Since then I received to 
news
from Him. If nothing happens by the end of March, I'll spend a week on it.

> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Serge Torres
> 
> Ecole Normale Superieure
> 
> 
> 

  Irene.
Received on Monday, 13 March 2000 05:42:54 UTC

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