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Re: ATI 3D acceleleration and dpkg-divert

On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 11:32:40 +0200, Nicolas de Sereville
<deserevi@ieec.fcr.es> wrote:
> Hi!
> A big thanks to everybody who spare some time helping me. I now have the
> 3D acceleration working! My error was very stupid... As suggested by
> Wim, when removing my previous installation, the "dpkg --purge fglrx"
> command left some files that I did not erased, so I had a mix within new
> and old files. Deleting the directory and compiling again the kernel
> module was just fine.
> Also, I tried with two options: DRM compiled in th kernel and without
> DRM. The results are the same.

Yes, I suspected as much. the fglrx module seems to have builtin DRM.

> However, I have some problem with OpenGL. Celestia is crashing with the
> error: "Unable to resolve GL/GLX symbols - please check your GL library
> installation." and the tuxracer is not well running. When racing I can
> see a lot of "flashing triangles".
> Is there some files I can check to see if OpenGL is well installed?
> Anyway, I will try now this method
> (http://xoomer.virgilio.it/flavio.stanchina/debian/fglrx-installer.html) 
> to see if it resolves my OpenGL problem.

Maybe this helps:
ls -l /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL*
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root     12 2004-09-19 20:47
/usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1 -> libGL.so.1.2
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 798590 2004-07-16 17:23 /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root     13 2004-09-18 23:20
/usr/X11R6/lib/libGLU.so.1 -> libGLU.so.1.3
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 500480 2004-09-06 13:16 /usr/X11R6/lib/libGLU.so.1.3

Try finding out where those libGL*.a files on your system come from
with dpkg -S <filename>. Maybe that is causing problems. I only have
these and everything works fine (as far as I can tell, haven't
actually tried tuxracer yet). Maybe it's even in the ATI FAQ?

> Thanks again for the help, it's really nice to know that in this
> community, when you have a problem you can surely resolve it with the
> help of the list!

Glad to be of help.


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