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Old 05-05-2008, 01:20 AM   #1
asowani
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Question Enabling DRI on old slackaware 9.1 using i810/i815 chipset.


Hello experts,

I've been following this thread on linuxquestions.org:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...in-x11-402003/

I want to enable DRI on my machine (if possible). My configuration is:
nVidia Riva TNT2 (vanta chipset) card (as per glxinfo output),
i810 based motherboard,
slackware linux 9.1 (kernel 2.4.22)

I modified my XF86Config file as per the instructions given in the thread. I also downloaded the nvidia driver for Riva TNT2 card, but the installer complains that "appropriate kernel interface" is not available in the downloaded package. I presume that the "kernel interface" means the device driver for the card. Is my assumption correct?

I have 3 specific questions regarding this problem:

1. anybody here (still) uses slackware 9.1 with nvidia riva tnt2 card?
2. anybody with success in enabling DRI on this configuration?
3. anybody having driver for kernel version 2.4.22?

For #3 above, I have an option of compiling the driver source code on my machine but I am trying to be a bit lazy here.

If somebody has "Yes" answer to these question, could that-somebody please help me enabling DRI?

Thanks,
Atul.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 07:16 PM   #2
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If you DID read my post, the
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"appropriate kernel interface" is not available
is answered. Answer "no" to if it wants to download ANYTHING, and let it compile a module for you.

Now, as for if it WILL work with a Riva TNT card, I have no idea.

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Old 06-23-2008, 05:57 AM   #3
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Well, I have somewhat bad news. I tried and successfully compiled the nVidia DRI driver on slackware linux 9.1. But when I loaded the driver and restarted KDE, it displayed white screen and just hung. It was so bad that I had to do a cold restart to get my PC working again (not to mention the rounds of e2fsck). At the moment I have abandoned the effort to use DRI on my PC till my rattled nerves are recovered completely! ;-)
 
Old 06-23-2008, 11:56 AM   #4
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As I said, might not work
 
  


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