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Old 03-09-2003, 08:31 PM   #1
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ATI and Quake3


Yo all,

yet another problem from me.

Just started using slakcware, Not especially good with liux at all.

Im on slackware with a ATI Radeon 7500

I have managed to install quake 3 and when it starts up i get a:

Sys_Error: GLimp_Init() - could not load OpenGL subsystem

Error,

Wich obvisouly means it can load opengl

How can i go about this. ATI dont support the 7500 for linux, (my luck)

Looked on DRI, but didnt find any real infomation on there.
And searched provious posts and google but they all seem a bit outta my depth.

How can i get Q3 working?

If anyone can give me a hand that would be great

cheers

_Mhz

Last edited by _Mhz; 03-09-2003 at 08:45 PM.
 
Old 03-10-2003, 08:24 AM   #2
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Just installed RH 8.0 as i can remember playing tux racer on that with no problems,

And quake 3 works fine no problem.

So why not with slackware?

I dont really wanna use RH as i been trying to get away from it and onto slackware, And i had no reason to turn back untill now

any help please?

many thanks

_Mhz
 
Old 05-16-2003, 03:27 PM   #3
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I had no problem with RH8 either, BUT when I have gone to
RH9 I get the same error.
I am working on this as I get about 2Fps using GL so I assume
DRI is busted.
When I used the ATI drivers for linux, You will have to compile
your own but it really is easy, get the drivers install rpm
and then get the kernel source and follow instructions in
/lib/modules/fglrx to compile
If you have XFree 4.3 you are knackered here though until
ati update the drivers
 
Old 05-16-2003, 05:38 PM   #4
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The 7500 is supported by DRI, not by ATI. Even if they call it r250 [...iianm], it's an evolution of the first generation radeon chip and is supported as the r100.

The problem with XFree-4.3.0 though is that it uses a newer drm kernel module than what's supplied by kernel 2.4.20.

Just get the right module here, and follow the install procedure.

It'll most likely require that you have your kernel-sources installed [...and a compiler], and that you do it in console mode with the radeon module *not* loaded ...iirc.

You might also want to backup your config file from R-H, where you have it working with XFree-4.2, if you are uncertain about that part.
 
Old 05-21-2003, 12:22 PM   #5
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Hey that explains the init_module error that comes up when
I insmod the driver then.....
 
Old 05-24-2003, 05:00 AM   #6
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If only it would compile. I hear nvidia calling....
 
Old 05-28-2003, 01:51 PM   #7
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Yeah got it working, there are some drivers for ati XFree4.3
on the web somewhere (google) I used those and then modified the
make.sh file to point at the drm for XFree4.3 that I downloaded and fglrx.o compiled
YEAH!
I got the drm info from the gatos website
Now Unreal/Unreal 2003/Quake III all work great and I get ...
[malcolm@<> malcolm]$ glxgears
8709 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1741.800 FPS
9470 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1894.000 FPS
9470 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1894.000 FPS
9470 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1894.000 FPS
9470 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1894.000 FPS
 
Old 05-28-2003, 01:53 PM   #8
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lies lies and damned lies I got the drm info from 'Untamed'
lack of glucose caused memory loss!
 
  


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