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Old 11-12-2007, 08:23 AM   #1
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Hi! I would like to install Mach64 DRI driver on Slackware 12, but I don't know how to do that I would be very grateful if somebody can tell me how to start or what to read I noticed that I already have mach64_dri.so modul in /usr/lib/modules/dri. But I don't know how to use it.
 
Old 11-12-2007, 08:32 AM   #2
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the mach64 driver is part of your kernel.

Presumably you have a Mach64 chipset ATI videocard?

1st make sure you are not already using it:
lsmod | grep mach

Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf ... in the section about your videocard, it has a "driver" entry. Delete the existing driver and replace with "ati". Otherwise leave it the same.

Note: the role of "driver" in windows is filled by the "module" in linux. So the words are used interchangeably when we are talking about hardware. Modules get inserted into the kernel in linux, while windows drivers use a binary api. Linux modules are inserted by a script (like above) or by the modprobe command.
 
Old 11-12-2007, 09:59 AM   #3
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Thank you for your relpy. Well I swiched to ati in xorg.conf, but when I do lsmod it says that r128 module is loaded (r128 41856 2). My card have Rage 128 chip, but when I use DRI with r128 dri module system sometimes totaly freezes. Glx gears works perfectly with r128 (at about 800 fps), but some applications are crashing with message: Rage 128 timed out.... exiting and then computer totaly stops responding. Now, somebody have told me that I should try forcing mach64 driver instead of r128.
 
Old 11-12-2007, 11:59 PM   #4
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r128 module is loaded (r128 41856 2). My card have Rage 128 chip
That would be correct then.

You can force the mach64 driver by replacing "ati" with "mach64" in xorg.conf but don't hold your breath. I will be curious to know if this works though.

There are bugs involving timeout errors with r128 driver.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ati/+bug/38949
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archive...er/004594.html
 
Old 11-16-2007, 05:13 PM   #5
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Ok, forcing didn't work. So it means that I will not be able to get DRI working properly on my laptop
 
  


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