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Old 07-22-2003, 02:47 AM   #1
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Running Maya 5.0 on Mandrake 9.1 (with ATI Radeon 3D 3rd Part Driver too!!)

Wow. My first post. Okay, everyone.. anyone who's had this problem has probably gone completely bonkers over it. I know I have.. I've read solutions that worked on Slackware or whatever.. but none of them would work for me in my beloved Mandrake 9.1 environment. And then all of a sudden it worked.

On your Maya CD in the support directory there is more than just openmotif.. there is also a file. On Mandrake 9.1 the file you need to replace is located in /usr/X11R6/lib/

Okay so everything that I've done so far (I don't have the time to restore my system so I can make sure that replacing libGLU is the only thing that did it) is right here:

I read through a GIGANTIC thread on the topic from back in January started by Faeroon. You can find that topic here:

(url deleted because apparently I need 5 posts to post a URL.. what's up with that mods? if I had to guess, I'd say that something nasty having to do with goat fornication is the reason -- anyway just take any showthread.php URL and change the threadid to 40371)

I pretty much just followed the library stuff cuz I was pretty sure that the problem was library related. Basically this involved adding /usr/aw/maya5.0/lib and /usr/aw/COM/lib to /etc/ and running ldconfig.

ANYWAY in the support folder there is a file. Make a backup of your current library file by copying it into your home dir or something:

cp /usr/X11R6/lib/ ~

Now, as root, copy the from the cd over the file you just backed up:

cp /usr/X11R6/lib/

That is what did it for me. Apparently the GLU I had installed was not maya compatible. I sure wish large companies like Alias would spend a little extra time to include beneficial bug reporting.

Anyway I hope this helps someone out there who is running Mandrake 9.1 with an ATI Radeon and a 3rd party 3D driver.

BTW the driver I used can be downloaded at
(yet another URL deleted. search google for

Old 07-22-2003, 04:12 PM   #2
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Well I found some time to try it all again.. to begin again from the beginning, as it were.

Everything works fine simply copying over the new file. No need to edit or any of that other jazz.

Install Order:

Mandrake 9.1
Update Kernel
Fire GLX ATI Drivers



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