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Old 04-05-2008, 10:14 PM   #1
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Direct Rendering for older video cards/chipsets


June 25 2010: Project closed: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpo...8&postcount=93
Thanks to all who participated.

Fedora includes 3D video drivers that provide direct (aka "hardware-accelerated") rendering (DRI) for a number of older and off-name (i.e., other than ATI or NVidia) video chipsets/cards. Many can be activated by simply configuring the OS correctly.

A few of the DRI video drivers are not included in the current release or are disabled, for various reasons. The ATI mach64 driver is one, due (apparently) to (resolved) security concerns and/or sheer apathy. The SIS driver is another. However, the source code is available from dri.freedesktop.org git. Since I have spent countless hours and other resources getting the DRI mach64 3D driver working, I figured that it would be most useful if shared, so that others with the same chipsets/cards could benefit from the drivers, if they so desire, before all of this old hardware ends up in the scrap heap. I will consider adding unreleased 3D drivers for other cards if requested and if possible.

If you have an older supported SIS or ATI mach64-class chipset/card, I have made the various softwares available for download. Currently F11 and x86 only (no PAE) (F11 SRPMs are available for rebuild on other architectures, if desired, and upon request). F12 cannot be supported at this time. The ATI mach64 drivers/kernel modules are fairly well tested and work well. The SIS drivers/kernel modules remain untested (2008-07-03: SIS support discontinued due to lack of interest).

In order to keep support in one location and to avoid redundancy, please refer to the following link for all additional info, including where to get all the various files, and instructions on their use: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=185162

In response to the inevitable question: "Is my card supported?", my answer is: "I have no idea. Check the list."

Questions/comments/feedback always welcome and appreciated. Enjoy.

Regards,
V

2010-02-15: F11: kernel driver modules (drm.ko, mach64.ko) now available for kernels 2.6.30.10-105.2.23.fc11.i586, 2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.i586, 2.6.30.10-105.fc11.i586, 2.6.30.9-102.fc11.i586, 2.6.30.9-99.fc11.i586, 2.6.30.9-96.fc11.i586, 2.6.30.9-90.fc11.i586, 2.6.30.8-64.fc11.i586, 2.6.30.5-43.fc11.i586, 2.6.29.6-217.2.16.fc11.i586, 2.6.29.6-217.2.8.fc11.i586, 2.6.29.6-217.2.7.fc11.i586, 2.6.29.6-217.2.3.fc11.i586, 2.6.29.6-213.fc11.i586, 2.6.29.5-191.fc11.i586, 2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i586. All are tested and work for me.

2010-01-01: F10 support officially ended.

2009-11-18: F10: kernel driver modules (drm.ko, mach64.ko) now available for kernels 2.6.27.38-170.2.113.fc10.i686, 2.6.27.25-170.2.72.fc10.i686, 2.6.27.24-170.2.68.fc10.i686, 2.6.27.21-170.2.56.fc10.i686, 2.6.27.19-170.2.35.fc10.i686, 2.6.27.15-170.2.24.fc10.i686, 2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.i686, 2.6.27.9-159.fc10.i686, 2.6.27.7-134.i686.fc10. All are tested and work for me.

2009-07-21: F11: This time around, for F11, SRPMs are available for rebuild on other architectures, if desired, and upon request.

2009-07-10: F9 support officially ended.

2009-07-07: F9: kernel driver modules (drm.ko, mach64.ko) now available for kernels 2.6.27.25-78.2.56.fc9.i686, 2.6.27.24-78.2.53.fc9.i686, 2.6.27.23-78.2.50.fc9.i686, 2.6.27.21-78.2.41.fc9.i686, 2.6.27.19-78.2.30.fc9.i686, 2.6.27.15-78.2.23.fc9.i686, 2.6.27.12-78.2.8.fc9.i686, 2.6.27.9-73.fc9.i686, 2.6.27.7-53.fc9.i686, 2.6.27.5-41.fc9.i686, 2.6.27.5-37.fc9.i686, 2.6.26.6-79.fc9.i686, 2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686, 2.6.26.3-29.fc9.i686, 2.6.25.14-108.fc9.i686, 2.6.25.11-97.fc9.i686, 2.6.25.10-86.fc9.i686, 2.6.25.9-76.fc9.i686, 2.6.25.6-55.fc9.i686, 2.6.25.4-30.fc9.i686, and 2.6.25.3-18.fc9.i686. All are tested and work for me.

2008-12-18: F8 support discontinued effective immediately.

2008-10-26: Since it's painfully obvious that Fedora Project won't support DRI for Mach64 in F10, I will.

2008-10-26: F8: kernel driver modules (drm.ko, mach64.ko) now available for kernels 2.6.26.6-49.fc8.i686, 2.6.26.5-28.fc8.i686, 2.6.26.3-14.fc8.i686, 2.6.25.14-69.fc8.i686, 2.6.25.11-60.fc8.i686, 2.6.25.10-47.fc8.i686, 2.6.25.9-40.fc8.i686, 2.6.25.6-27.fc8.i686, 2.6.25.4-10.fc8.i686, 2.6.24.7-92.fc8.i686, 2.6.24.5-85.fc8.i686, 2.6.24.4-64.fc8.i686, 2.6.24.3-50.fc8.i686, and 2.6.24.3-34.fc8.i686. All are tested and work for me.

2008-07-02:
SIS support discontinued effective immediately due to lack of interest. Existing packages and files will remain available indefinitely, but there will be no further updates to xorg-x11-drv-sis nor kmods sis.ko.
2008-06-12: F9 Added SIS 2D driver and kernel modules drm.ko, mach64.ko and sis.ko for 2.6.25.4-30.fc9.i686.

2008-06-10: F9 ATI/mach64 2D driver, libdrm, mesalibGL (incl. 3D drivers), and kernel driver modules drm.ko and mach64.ko for 2.6.25.3-18.fc9.i686.

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Old 04-23-2008, 11:15 PM   #2
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sweet mods

can you make this a sticky please.

cheerio
 
Old 06-04-2008, 09:17 PM   #3
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Hello:

Added support for F9 today. F9-x86 only, ATI-mach64 driver and kmods only at the moment. See link in Post #1.

Enjoy. Constructive feedback always welcome and appreciated.
V

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Old 12-18-2008, 04:22 PM   #4
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F10 Support Added for Mach64

2008-12-18: Added support today for F10-x86, ATI-Mach64 only. See link in Post #1. Other unsupported (by Fedora Project) drivers & kmods by explicit request only.

F8 support discontinued effective immediately.

Enjoy. Constructive feedback always welcome and appreciated.
V
 
Old 12-18-2008, 05:19 PM   #5
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hi

your link may have changed to
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=185162
 
Old 12-18-2008, 11:09 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aus9 View Post
OOPS! Due to vBulletin upgrade, the link did indeed change. Fixed.

Thanks aus9,
V
 
Old 07-21-2009, 09:49 PM   #7
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Mach64 Driver and kmods for F11 ready

The F11 Mach64 3D DRI driver and kmods are ready: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...07#post1244307

At this time, I have no F11 OS with the target hardware on which to test this software. Testers welcome - reply to link above.

EDIT: Tested on the target hardware, and working flawlessly.

Enjoy,
V

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Old 06-26-2010, 09:41 AM   #8
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June 25 2010: Project closed: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpo...8&postcount=93
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