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Old 01-22-2011, 08:09 PM   #1
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Reverting to old or adding testing Mesa driver


so i have been messing with my mesa opengl drivers and ati proprietary drivers for a while now.
i cannot get them to work smoothly for games (urban terror, nexuiz, WoW)
i am currently on mesa experimental 7.9
i know that 7.8 with FC13 worked and there is 7.10 in rawhide right now.

Problem is, i don't know how to revert back to 7.8 or install 7.10 from rawhide...

should be a simple answer from someone that knows.

or if anyone has any other ideas let me know
 
Old 01-23-2011, 04:24 AM   #2
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Given that fedora uses rpms it could be messy.
I suggest runlevel 3, as runlevel 5 will have the legs pulled from under the video.
Uninstall all rpms of mesa. Don't uninstall dependencies 'no longer needed', e.g. X and everything that runs under it! make generous use of such options as --force --nodeps --middle-finger

Another approach is (long time since I used rpm) rpm --info-files(?) which should list the files
rpm --info-files mesa*.rpm |xargs rm -f &&
rpm -e --justdb --force --nodeps --shut-up-and-do-it

This is drastic, but probably necessary:
as root or sudo, rm -rf /usr/lib*/libGL*

Reinstall mesa, & any proprietary (nvidia, or AMD/ati) video drivers
 
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:48 AM   #3
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--middle-finger

--shut-up-and-do-it
These made me smile haha.
Thanks for your info.
I think i got it, but ran into a lot of dependency issues when trying to install previous version. so i stopped at that point
i did figure out how to get the rawhide enabled though, and that mesa did not help at all.
Code:
yum install fedora-release-rawhide
yum update --enablerepo=rawhide --nogpgcheck mesa*
yum remove fedora-release-rawhide
i am currently installing wow on fedora 13 that i put onto another partition. i just need it long enough to trial wow and make sure it works and i like it
Again thanks for yourinfo!
 
Old 01-24-2011, 04:21 AM   #4
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I think i got it, but ran into a lot of dependency issues when trying to install previous version. so i stopped at that point
You know, I never thought of that. It goes this way: to run later mesa, you need libdrm-2.4.22 instead of 2.4.21 a later xserver, and a whole lot of matching stuff which with the latest hacks (er, code). Fedora will say they require mesa-7.9; so when you put in 7.8, the sky will fall in. Added to which if you compiled any of this stuff without making an rpm out of it, woe betide you.
 
  


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