I have got Slackware 10.2 with the precompiled bareacpi kernel Version 2.4.31.
I followed Old_Fogies guide in how to get 3D Acceleration, but skipped the part where he compiled
a 2.6.10 kernel.
I mounted POSIX Shared Memory with adding this line into /etc/fstab
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
and checked that it worked with this command
bash-3.00$ mount | grep shm
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
Then I downloaded the latest ati driver from ati and installed it. Then run the aticonfig.
bash-3.00$ aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf
Next step was to add this line into /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and uncomment the line where it says: Load "dri"
so it loks like this:
instead of this:
And here is the result:
bash-3.00$ glxinfo | grep render
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: RADEON 9800 Pro Generic
And to really test it i did a Hardorce 24h Burn in test with glxgears
43223 frames in 5.0 seconds = 8644.600 FPS
42998 frames in 5.0 seconds = 8599.600 FPS
finaly i can play quake2 in openGL mode instead of software :P
Thanks to Old_Fogie.