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Old 09-01-2004, 05:54 PM   #1
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Location: Stevenson, WA, USA
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Another Radeon saga...

Part I:

After upgrading the drivers for my 9200se to v.3.11, I, Bertrum, noticed with much dismay that the game Rune's textures flickered when Dynamic Lighting was turned on...

Part II:

Finally after much searching and many hardships, I located the drivers called 3.9 and installed those. But alas, the flickering continued unabashedly and with much malice. Cursing myself and my future grave for my stupidity, I realised that the flickering must have been caused by that fiendish X.Org (because I only upgraded my drivers after upgrading Slackware to v.10). So, with my heart in my stomach and keyboard in hand I elected to go back to XFree86 v.4.3 from Slack 9.1...

Part III:

But alas again! That clever ploy of downgrading backfired on me and now that cantankerous old XFree won't even start with some odd errors about not finding libraries ( Bah! I don't even use Xinerama! That old bastard must be going insane in his old age! (Or I seriously missed something when installing XFree...)

Summary for the easily bored/irritated:

I removepkged X.Org by doing removepkg *.tgz in slackware/x/ on the slack 10 cd 1, then did installpkg *.tgz in the slackware/x/ directory of the Slack 9.1 cd 1 to stop the abominable flickering in Rune but now X won't start with strange missing libraries complaints. Did I miss something in the installation? Are their more files to be installed besides just X? Help!

Old 09-01-2004, 10:05 PM   #2
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An update:

Mplayer won't run from the command line with an Xxdga library error which is just plain confusing since Mplayer isn't graphical (mplayer not gmplayer) and I thought I had dga access turned off with my radeon drivers. And that Xinerama error only happens when I try to log in from XDM. I wasn't even using Xinerama before, either.

Any thoughts people?


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