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Old 03-20-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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mach64 not found antiX 12

I am using my old laptop (10yrs or so and counting).
It is an Compaq Armada E500.
I installed antiX 12 on it.
It is fine, but openGL doesn't work. Probably because mach64 doesn't load.

Here is the output of lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
00:04.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)
00:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1978 Maestro 2E (rev 10)
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100 (rev 09)
00:09.1 Serial controller: LSI Corporation LT WinModem
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x (rev 64)

This is fine, but recently I have been using ssh and X11 forwarding (which is how I am writing this), and a lot of my programs use openGL. And , it is really getting on my nerves!

Any help?
Old 03-20-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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The DRM module for mach64 GPUs never made it into the mainline kernel. You could try building it from source:

It looks like someone has been updating it periodically to support newer kernels.

Mind you, back in 2011, mach64 support was dropped from Mesa (along with support for any number of older GPUs):

You could try downloading and building an older version of Mesa... Not sure if it's really worth your while, though.

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:09 PM   #3
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Cool, just what I needed, but how do I use this?
I'm not quite sure what to do with this.
Do I just extract it build it?
Do I copy to somewhere in the kernel source?

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