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Old 07-10-2002, 02:43 PM   #1
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Installing X from source


I am in the middle of compiling X by source, because i couldn't get my Geforce3 to work (when loading nvidia driver, computer crashes entirely).
Well, I didn't get to the point where I can type make install so I have a question: since many apps are based on the xlibs, do I need to recompile everything or does eg KDE3 still work when the new X is installed? Currently, x 4.2 from SuSe 8 is installed.
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Old 07-10-2002, 02:59 PM   #2
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kde3 should work after you have installed x
 
Old 07-10-2002, 04:04 PM   #3
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Thanks Phonics3k. Everything still works - except 3d acceleration
So, the problem isn't the driver, not x.... what else could it be???????
 
Old 07-10-2002, 06:58 PM   #4
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hmm you have enabled it or cant you?
 
Old 07-10-2002, 06:59 PM   #5
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have you built the "DRI" part of Xfree86?

thats what supports 3d accelaration
 
Old 07-11-2002, 05:07 AM   #6
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I enabled it - but the X couldn't start then - I have postet this problem a while ago: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=21868
I'm right now trying to use dri as well... it seems that glx and nvidia load up just fine. Thanks
 
Old 07-11-2002, 09:21 AM   #7
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Why are you trying to use DRI with a card that doesn't support it - read the Nvidia driver README and INSTALL files I think they tell you this - if they don't read the DRI information that comes with the Kernel, or the DRI webpages (http://dri.sourceforge.net/ ) - they will tell you for definite.

Hope this helps

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Why are you trying to use DRI with a card that doesn't support it - read the Nvidia driver README and INSTALL files I think they tell you this - if they don't read the DRI information that comes with the Kernel, or the DRI webpages (http://dri.sourceforge.net/ ) - they will tell you for definite.

Hope this helps

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I just figured i cannot use dri with nvidia - thanks for the info
 
  


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