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    arnieboy Guest

    HOWTO: Enable DRI (3D support) on SAVAGE cards

    This is how to do it (only on Breezy):
    first of all
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gcc-3.4 build-essential
    FOR OLDER INTEL AND AMD CHIPSETS (INTEL 386, 486 ETC.)
    do
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.12-10-386
    and jump straight to "COMMON FOR ALL CHIPSETS"
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    FOR INTEL 686 CHIPSETS (WITHOUT HYPERTHREADING)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.12-10-686
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.12-10-686
    sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-2.6.12-10-686
    Then restart the comp and boot into the 686 kernel image from grub (u will get that option).
    Now do
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove linux-image-2.6.12-10-386 linux-headers-2.6.12-10-386
    and jump straight to "COMMON FOR ALL CHIPSETS"
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    FOR INTEL CHIPSETS (WITH HYPERTHREADING)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.12-10-686-smp
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.12-10-686-smp
    sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-2.6.12-10-686-smp
    Then restart the comp and boot into the 686-smp kernel image from grub (u will get that option).
    Now do
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove linux-image-2.6.12-10-386 linux-headers-2.6.12-10-386
    and jump straight to "COMMON FOR ALL CHIPSETS"
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    FOR AMD CHIPSETS
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.12-10-k7
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.12-10-k7
    sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-2.6.12-10-k7
    Then restart the comp and boot into the k7 kernel image from grub (u will get that option).
    Now do
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove linux-image-2.6.12-10-386 linux-headers-2.6.12-10-386
    and jump straight to "COMMON FOR ALL CHIPSETS"
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    COMMON FOR ALL CHIPSETS
    Code:
    wget http://dri.freedesktop.org/snapshots/archive/common-20051127-linux.i386.tar.bz2 
    wget http://dri.freedesktop.org/snapshots/archive/savage-20051125-linux.i386.tar.bz2 
    tar -xjf common-20051127-linux.i386.tar.bz2 
    tar -xjf savage-20051125-linux.i386.tar.bz2  
    cd dripkg 
    sudo ./install.sh
    restart your comp (or just X server).
    check ur fps count with:
    Code:
    glxgears -printfps
    Last edited by arnieboy; February 28th, 2006 at 07:31 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Enable DRI (3D support) on SAVAGE cards

    please forgive my ignorance ..i'm kinda newb to ubuntu

    i didn't try what you explain here as i'm getting kde right now ..but last night i recompiled my 2.6.12.9 ......and thank god i think it was successfull.........
    trying to work the BLUEZ "3Ddesk" i get 3d is found but not enabled ...please configure you hardware acceleration

    this i think is interesting ...

    Code:
     
    wget http://dri.freedesktop.org/snapshots/common-20050707-linux.i386.tar.bz2 
    wget http://dri.freedesktop.org/snapshots/savage-20050707-linux.i386.tar.bz2 
    tar -xjf common-20050707-linux.i386.tar.bz2 
    tar -xjf savage-20050707-linux.i386.tar.bz2  
    cd dripkg 
    sudo ./install.sh
    so ..after downloading the new kernel OR recompiling it ....it will work ..yes .but why uninstall the previous version ??? can't get that at all

    btw , is this for all savage cards? even those S3_Unichrome?

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    Cool Re: HOWTO: Enable DRI (3D support) on SAVAGE cards

    thanks, this actually worked like a charm!

    just two things :
    instead of the files you mentioned i downloaded these newer ones
    http://dri.freedesktop.org/snapshots...x.i386.tar.bz2
    http://dri.freedesktop.org/snapshots...x.i386.tar.bz2

    the other thing was with with the compiling-stage during the install. on first try it hung up because it couldn't find gcc-3.4.4 (apparently the kernel-headers told the install script to use gcc-3.4.4, i though everything is now compiled with gcc-4.0.0? )

    after installing gcc-3.4.4 i started the install-script again and it worked!

    so one last question : isnt the kernel compiled with gcc-4.0.0? wouldn't it usually create problems if i load a gcc-3.4.4 compiled module into a gcc-4.0.0 compiled kernel?

    /me goes off to play some more ppracer..

    [edit]
    forgot to mention that since i use an IBM Thinkpad T22 i installed the linux-image-2.6.12-9-686
    [/edit]

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    Re: HOWTO: Enable DRI (3D support) on SAVAGE cards

    a lot of thanks!!!

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    Re: HOWTO: Enable DRI (3D support) on SAVAGE cards

    The kernel is still currently compiled with gcc3.4.
    @ Cyfer: You are not re-compiling the kernel, but rather the drivers for the vid card.


    Cheers

    -Leezer-
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    Re: HOWTO: Enable DRI (3D support) on SAVAGE cards

    =====>arnieboy<======
    Code:
    -$ getting errors
    -$ reconfiguring the **** 
    -$ downloading the right driver
    -$ oooops , this is gonna work !
    -$ it really works 
    -$ getting the BLUEZ
    -$ the BLUEZ works
    -$ thanks for DAEMON "arnieboy"

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    Re: HOWTO: Enable DRI (3D support) on SAVAGE cards

    Just out of interest, will this need to be performed after every kernel update (i.e. security updates), or just the one time?

    Either way, thanks - I wanted to do this in Hoary, but you had to update to a newer kernel which broke my synaptics touchpad!

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    arnieboy Guest

    Re: HOWTO: Enable DRI (3D support) on SAVAGE cards

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralZod
    Just out of interest, will this need to be performed after every kernel update (i.e. security updates), or just the one time?

    Either way, thanks - I wanted to do this in Hoary, but you had to update to a newer kernel which broke my synaptics touchpad!
    I think u would need to run the install script (and just the install script) everytime the kernel gets a security upgrade. nothing else is necessary because the breezy kernel is going to stay at the 2.6.12-9 version. it wont change.

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    Re: HOWTO: Enable DRI (3D support) on SAVAGE cards

    Thanks arnieboy it worked like a charm.
    But there is another problem after few moments of fast animation glxgears is slowing down, almost stopping. Any ideas what to do? It was the same before enabling DRI and after.
    glxgears is not showing any fps? It is maybe silly question but in hoary it was fps was just there and -? and -help want help me.

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    arnieboy Guest

    Re: HOWTO: Enable DRI (3D support) on SAVAGE cards

    Quote Originally Posted by assan
    Thanks arnieboy it worked like a charm.
    But there is another problem after few moments of fast animation glxgears is slowing down, almost stopping. Any ideas what to do? It was the same before enabling DRI and after.
    glxgears is not showing any fps? It is maybe silly question but in hoary it was fps was just there and -? and -help want help me.
    do the following to get the fps count on glxgears:
    Code:
    glxgears -iacknowledgethatthistoolisnotabenchmark
    the slowing down of the gears is nothing to worry about.

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