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Old 10-30-2007, 02:29 AM   #1
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i855 3d Acceleration on Slackware

Hi everyone,

I've done some research (mind you, I'm still new to linux and I'm starting off with Slackware), and have tried many ways to configure my system to use DRI/XGL for Dropline-Gnome for my Slackware 12 box.

Goal: run display with 3d acceleration at 1400x1050 in 24bit (hopefully 32-bit but 24 is fine)

Graphics card: i855GM with 16MB (reading from the BIOS)
Display: 1400x1050 (max supported)
Processor: Pentium-M 1.4Ghz

This was all done on fresh installs each time just to trace my steps.


I have went through trying 855resolution and 915resolution (using the same methods for both) with the i810 drivers that came with the Slackware 12 DVD. This resulted in no change, so I was still operating at 1024x768.

relating to this site:

I went that route and updated the drivers that Patrick V. suggested and then used xorgsetup to run the probe.

Result: KDE loaded first showing the mouse cursor then crashing telling me errors that the font.dir not having permission or not found. So back to square 1, I replaced the back-up xorg.conf and went through the scripts again.

Using methods I have learned from Slackware 11, by adding manually to xorg.conf:

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666

Section "Extensions"
Options "Composite" "Enable"

.... enabling GLX and DRI modules to load as well....

Result: crashing and giving me the message that DRI is built-in and that it was not loaded.

4: After installing both dropline-gnome and compiz-fusion testing with "glxinfo | grep direct" crashes with:Caught signal 11 and a bunch of errors including gobject


Can someone help me find a solution to this? I'm not quite sure what I'm missing or am doing wrong.

Thanks in advance for the consideration in even reading this.



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