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Re: [debian-x] Hardware GL with a G400

* Michael Epting (epting@ix.netcom.com) wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 08:06:45AM -0500, Thomas E. Vaughan wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 06:11:47PM +1100, Gordon Heydon wrote:
> > > 
> > > This is a simple question, can anyone tell me how to or better point me
> > > in the direction of some documentation on how to get hardware 3gl going
> > > with my dual head g400 (I am only using 1 head at the moment) with the
> > > Xfree 4.0.1 debs found here.
> > 
> > If you haven't done so already, then get the source code to kernel
> > 2.4.0-test9.  I compiled support for my AGP chipset directly into the
> > kernel, and I recommend compiling the matrox DRI support as a module.  I
> > may be wrong, but it seems that, at least in the past, the X server liked
> > to load the kernel module itself.  After installing the new kernel and DRI
> > module, remember to reboot.
> > 
> > Dexter, the X configuration program that ran when I installed the most
> > recent debs, made a fairly good approximation of an XF86Config-4 file for
> > me.  Make sure that you add the following lines:
> > 
> > Section "DRI"
> >     Mode 0666
> > EndSection
> I have had an off-list exchange with Thomas that clarified but did not resolve a
> problem I have with DRI.  I get hardware 3d acceleration, as he does, with
> 2.4.0-test9, which resolved the version mismatch of earlier kernel 2.4 releases.
> However, while X is running, my virtual consoles are not usable.  It turns out
> that the major difference between our installations is hardware -- I have an ASUS
> P5A motherboard with the ALI chipset.  Does anybody have DRI working with the
> G400/P5A combination?  (or any other ALI-based motherboard?)


I have a ALI based board and it does the some thing, but when I try to
get run the evas test with hardware I get

gjheydon@multicard:~/src/evas/test$ ./evas_test
@@Created GLX Context..
X Error of failed request:  BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
  Major opcode of failed request:  143 (GLX)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  145 ()
  Serial number of failed request:  894
  Current serial number in output stream:  894

and the evas_test_old onlu gets about 8.6 frames per second. I must have
missed something or it is in the libraries, I have a funny feeling I
need different ones to the utah ones that I triied to use when I first
go the G400.


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