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Old 05-01-2002, 09:36 PM   #1
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Configuring X


Ok, what I did was install Slackware without X so I can learn the command line tools first. Now I have installed X, it went in clean and nice. Now I'm trying to run "XFree86 -configure" it tells me this:

>>>>> Could not load the shared library file for Glide: "libglide2x.so"!

You need to have Glide installed to run the glide driver for XFree86.
Also, you need to tell XFree86 where the libglide2x.so file is placed
by making a soft link in the /usr/X11R6/lib/modules directory that points
to the libglide2x.so file. For example (if your libglide2x.so file is in
/usr/lib):

# ln -s /usr/lib/libglide2x.so /usr/X11R6/lib/modules

Now I assume that I need to install the glide libraries, because this doesn't exist on my system. But I can't find glide in a format I can use. All I find are stupid rpm. If anyone has information, I would greatly appreciate it if I could get your help.

Thanks
 
Old 05-01-2002, 11:19 PM   #2
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Updating X libraries

Installing X is always a challenge. You can download the latest slack X packages from ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...t/slackware/x/

If you run the included script ./install-packages, you'll get a menu that asks which packages to install or upgrade (this is about as close to a package manager as you will see in Slackware).

This may be a newer version of X than the one you are using. But this is a much easier way to install it than trying to find each of the libraries you need.

Hope that helps.

- jph
 
Old 05-02-2002, 12:05 AM   #3
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Sorry, I guess I should have included more information. Right now X is installed. I installed 4.2.0. I'm just trying to configure it for my video card. But I run the command "XFree86 -configure" and it gives me the error I listed in my previous post. I know someone has gotten a Voodoo 5 working from a fresh install of X, I just need to know the exact process.
 
Old 05-02-2002, 02:20 AM   #4
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I have a voodoo 3 installed with X 4.2.0

The Glide libraries can be found on the extras cd. Or in the contrib directory.

From an Australian mirror
ftp://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/slackware/slackware-8.0/contrib/3dfx/

You may want to look in a closer mirror.

In the kernel 2.4.18 or a similar version, look under Character Devices and there is a DRM DRI section there is a 3Dfx Option, It works for the Voodoo 3 and you don't need another module. I don't know about the Voodoo 5 as my computer is not that 1337 .

I hope that helps, personally I have never tried OpenGL since I upgraded to X 4
 
Old 05-02-2002, 02:52 PM   #5
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Whoa, nice. I didn't realize that the Slackware Extra CD has the Glide 2 and 3 libraries on it. I'm gonna work with that. I'll post my results. Thanks
 
Old 05-02-2002, 11:03 PM   #6
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ok, I installed the glide libraries from the Extras CD, now I run "XFree86 -configure" and it goes farther. But gives me this error:

(WW) ****INVALID MEM ALLOCATION**** b: 0xf8000000 e: 0xffffffff correcting
(EE) Cannot find a replacement memory range
(WW) ****INVALID MEM ALLOCATION**** b: 0xf8000000 e: 0xffffffff correcting
(EE) Cannot find a replacement memory range
(WW) ****INVALID IO ALLOCATION**** b: 0xfffffe00 e: 0xfffffeff correcting
(EE) TDFX(1): Cannot read V_BIOS
 
Old 05-03-2002, 07:42 AM   #7
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Are those the only warning (ww) and error (ee) lines in your XF86 log? Unfortunatley I can't seem to find anything about this problem. I can only assume that you might have specified something wrong to X during the configure. Maybe Video memory size, BPP at 8 or something to cause this error.

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Old 05-03-2002, 09:18 AM   #8
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This happens when I run XFree86 -configure. I'm not specifying anything. But I can post XF86 log if it would help.
 
Old 05-03-2002, 06:08 PM   #9
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Have you tried using xf86config which is a script in /usr/X11/bin that sets up X windows?

Also have you looked at the X error log in /var/log/ what does it say?
 
  


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