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Re: ATI OpenGL Support??? Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".

On Fri, Dec 30, 2005 at 08:20:32PM -0500, ptkacz@cogeco.ca wrote:
> Open GL support is :( and I'd like to get it running.  I've never had to work 
> with kernel compilation, etc. so things are a bit Greek.  As for 
> installations of Linux I can do that on the fly, apretty smooth process, even 
> working with fdisk.
> I have downloaded and ran the ATI driver off the ATI Web site (i.e. 
> ati-driver-installer-8.20.8_x86-64.run), but nothing happens.  Don't know 
> where things were installed, or what even needs to be run next.

Don't run 3rd party binaries.  That's nuts.

There are debian packages for the drives available which install files
in the correct directories (rather than the redhat centric view most
vendors seem to have), and of course it means you can uninstall it
without a mess later on.

> When I run something like glxgears, the first thing I see displayed is,
> Xlib:  extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
> Within the file, "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4" I do find listed under the "Module"  
> section,
> 	Load		"GLcore"
> 	...
> 	Load		"dri"
> 	...
> 	Load		"glx"
> Also, some further investigation, I find within /usr/X11R6/lib the following,
> lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      12 2005-09-20 22:15 libGL.so.1 -> libGL.so.1.2
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root  633776 2005-09-15 16:10 libGL.so.1.2
> lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      13 2005-09-20 22:15 libGLU.so.1 -> libGLU.so.1.3
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root  535776 2005-09-15 16:10 libGLU.so.1.3
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root   93474 2005-09-15 16:10 libI810XvMC.a
> Under /usr/X11R6/lib are also the sub-directories, modules and X11, but 
> there's too much information there to even know where to start.
> Any suggestions???  I know that there's a Web site that does explain how to 
> get things working, but nothing is really listed as step one, two, ..., n.  
> Things are still complicated, since assumptions are made that one should 
> already have a certain level of expertise.

Well installing proper debian packages for the driver instead is a good
start.  How to undo the damage made by the ati installer is another
issue which I fortunately have never had to figure out.

Len Sorensen

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