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Old 02-18-2006, 07:00 AM   #1
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Compile driver

I would like to compile the rendition driver of, with opengl acceleration enabled.
So I've downloaded the 7 source, and compiled, but the output binary of the driver was a .so file, and not .o, so I tried renaming it to .o, but that didn't make it work(it said something about a version mismatch or atleast something like it).
So I installed it, but that pretty much rendered my hall pc unusalbe, and I ended up deleting the whole /usr/X11R6/ directory, and installing all the files from my distrobution(slackware). And now I can only start x through kdm, gdm or xdm.
Anyway, to get back to my question, I want to properly compile the rendition driver with opengl acceleration support, and then just copy it to my drivers folder and have OpenGL acceleration working.
Any one know how to do that?
Thanx in advance,

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Old 02-19-2006, 03:40 AM   #2
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A few things going on here:
  1. You should download/compile the rendition driver from the ATI(?) website, not the xorg driver. Different animal.

  2. There is more to getting dri enabled than just the driver. For example: /etc/xorg.conf needs some entries, and the kernal needs to have the correct DRM and chipset/graphics options enabled (May require a kernel recompile)

Check the website for more info, and I do have a GENERAL guide for getting DRI going in X11 :

It mostly deals with Intel and Nvidia, but it may get you going in the right direction.

It's in the Slackware forum, so if you ask questions there (And search for answers first), you will get more specific answers for your Distro. (Don't worry, if you say you're a newbie, everybody tries to help! A very friendly group in there)

And welcome to Slackware!


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