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Old 06-27-2003, 08:56 PM   #1
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3D Acceleration


Like many without acceleration my 3D programs in linux are incredibly slow. What do I need to do to fix this? I have looked into OpenGl but can't find any links on there site to places to get it. Is there different software I should be using? Right now Mandrake Control Center has my video listed as an Sis 650/651/740.
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Old 06-27-2003, 09:22 PM   #2
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go to download.sis.com and download the right driver. They have seperate drivers for 650/651/740 , so you should find out exactly what you have.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 10:05 PM   #3
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ok. I got the driver, now what?
 
Old 06-27-2003, 10:48 PM   #4
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install it. Follow the directions that come with it.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 07:58 AM   #5
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Instructions? I downloaded one file called sis_drv.o-402. And there support site only gives instructions for Windows.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 09:34 PM   #6
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Anyone? It is listed as a binary program and detailed info is a application/x-executable-binary. Whenever I try to excute it using sh it says it can't excute it.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 09:35 PM   #7
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change its permissions with chmod
something like chmod a+x sis-driver.bin
 
Old 07-01-2003, 10:01 PM   #8
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Its a kernel module. Read:

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Module-HOWTO/

Look for the section on loading individual modules.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 11:37 PM   #9
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Interesting thing:

the driver in question sis_drv.o-402 and its friend sis_drv.o-410 are both compiled with GCC 2.x.x. So, if your kernel is compiled with GCC 3.x.x you won't be able to use the driver.

try "gcc --version" to see what version gcc you have.

Side note: Sis doesn't have linux drivers for their sis740 chipset. Grrrrrrrrrr.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 01:30 AM   #10
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Can you give the link of the website where you download the driver?

Last edited by Xiangbuilder; 07-02-2003 at 01:31 AM.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 06:28 AM   #11
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http://download.sis.com/

Then select which chip model you have.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 08:48 AM   #12
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2.4.21-0.13mdk is my kernel. I tried gcc --version and get command not found.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 09:58 AM   #13
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well, since you're using MDK 9.1, your kernel was more than likely compiled with GCC 3.2.2.

In any case you can try to install the kernel modules.
Just run
"insmod sis_drv.o-402"

It will give you a warning and refuse to load the module if your kernel and the driver conflict.
 
  


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