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Old 04-30-2004, 06:28 AM   #1
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Enemy Territory (You are using software Mesa (no hardware acceleration)

I have downloaded and built the latest ATI drivers and the fglrx module. I got a few warnings about tainting the kernel but they seemed to install okay. I have edited the XF86Config-4 and changed the driver to fglrx.

My problem is that when i try to run Enemy Territory for linux i get the error:

GL_RENDERER: Mesa GLX Indirect

You are using software Mesa (no hardware acceleration)!
Driver DLL used:
If this is intentional, add
"+set r_allowSoftwareGL 1"
to the command line when starting the game.
...WARNING: could not set the given mode (4)

I'm pretty sure I'm just missing something simple.
Any help would be appreciated.
Old 04-30-2004, 11:25 AM   #2
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Do not edit XF86Config-4, instead run fglrxconfig and follow the instructions. It will build a new XF86Config-4 with all the things needed for the card.
Old 04-30-2004, 11:33 AM   #3
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Basically that tells you that your installation of the ATI drivers did not complete fully and your system is still running the MESA drivers. It took me a couple of tries to get mine to go through (ati 9100 radeon) and you have to be sure and use the "--force" in this situation. Once it does work, though, ATI's drivers do a nice job supporting OpenGL!


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