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Old 06-15-2008, 08:40 AM   #1
Nielssonnich
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Unhappy Mesa, get out of my life


Hi, I reinstalled Slackware 12.0 a couple of weeks ago, and installed Dropline and other packages again. And then it came to the ATI driver. I just downloaded the ATI linux driver from their website like I always do, and installed it. It is now installed, and I can use ATI Catalyst Control Center to control screens and stuff like that, but it is not my opengl-driver. :-/

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niels@niels-laptop:~$ fglrxinfo
display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.4 (1.5 Mesa 6.5.2)
It worked fine on my last Slackware-installation after the first install... I have tried to use my old xorg.conf, still Mesa, so I guess that's not the problem.. Does anyone know what could be the problem? And how to fix it.
I want to play OpenArena again.

.. Just ask for more info..


- Niels
 
Old 06-15-2008, 11:01 AM   #2
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Hi, I reinstalled Slackware 12.0 a couple of weeks ago, and installed Dropline and other packages again.
Have you attempted to post this issue at the dropline forum? Perhaps this is not a slackware issue, but, a gnome/dropline issue.
 
Old 06-15-2008, 01:19 PM   #3
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Have you attempted to post this issue at the dropline forum? Perhaps this is not a slackware issue, but, a gnome/dropline issue.

X and Mesa has nothing to do with Dropline.

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Old 06-15-2008, 02:48 PM   #4
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Did you use "--buildpkg Slackware/All" to make packages?

Did you edit xorg.conf by hand or use "aticonfig --initial" ?
In my experience aticonfig makes a mess of the xorg.conf file
and I have to edit it manually to make it functional.

I'm far from an expert on this. But perhaps you should post
which ATI card you have and your xorg.conf

There are build scripts for fglrx over at slackbuilds.org
they're for Slackware 12.1 but AFAIK could be modified for 12.0

Just a note: fglrx overwrites part of mesa so if you end up
uninstalling the ATI drivers you must reinstall mesa.
 
Old 06-28-2008, 03:02 AM   #5
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It works.. I installed a new kernel (2.6.25.9) yesterday, and today I gave the ati driver another try, and it actually worked. What I did?

I ran # xorgconfig and then downloaded the ati driver again, and ran it with the --buildpkg Slackware/All, then I installed the packages and now it all works. Thanks.
 
Old 06-28-2008, 04:19 AM   #6
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Wait.. It doesn't really work. :-/ Glxgears looks like this: (but the FPS is way better than with Mesa)

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/5...eenshotno9.png

And it is the same with games like Sauerbraten... What is wrong?

Last edited by Nielssonnich; 06-28-2008 at 04:20 AM.
 
Old 06-28-2008, 07:46 AM   #7
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See if you get any useful errors from
Code:
LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxgears

or these:
LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo > /dev/null
LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose fglrxinfo
You may also want to post the /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Last edited by wadsworth; 06-28-2008 at 08:00 AM.
 
Old 06-29-2008, 06:08 AM   #8
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Hm, weird.. Now it's working.. :P

I'll be back if it stops working again.
 
  


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