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    How do you remove MESA drivers?

    I got my drivers setup thanks to envy. However, it still says that I am using the MESA drivers for OpenGL stuff. How do I change that?

    My machine:
    Pentium 4 @2.6 ghz
    ATI Radeon 9800 pro 128mb
    1 gig of RAM

    Thanks in advance.

    Here is my xorg.0.log, if it helps:
    (II) fglrx(0): driver needs X.org 7.1.x.y with x.y >= 0.0
    (WW) fglrx(0): could not detect X server version (query_status=-3)
    (EE) fglrx(0): atiddxDriScreenInit failed, GPS not been initialized.
    (WW) fglrx(0): ***********************************************
    (WW) fglrx(0): * DRI initialization failed! *
    (WW) fglrx(0): * (maybe driver kernel module missing or bad) *
    (WW) fglrx(0): * 2D acceleraton available (MMIO) *
    (WW) fglrx(0): * no 3D acceleration available *
    (WW) fglrx(0): ********************************************* *
    (II) fglrx(0): FBADPhys: 0xf0000000 FBMappedSize: 0x08000000
    (==) fglrx(0): Write-combining range (0xf0000000,0x8000000)
    (II) fglrx(0): FBMM initialized for area (0,0)-(1280,8191)
    (II) fglrx(0): FBMM auto alloc for area (0,0)-(1280,1024) (front color buffer - assumption)
    (II) fglrx(0): Largest offscreen area available: 1280 x 7167
    (==) fglrx(0): Backing store disabled
    (II) Loading extension FGLRXEXTENSION
    (II) Loading extension ATITVOUT
    Last edited by DOS4dinner; July 8th, 2008 at 07:33 PM. Reason: Forgot something.

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    Re: How do you remove MESA drivers?

    Quote Originally Posted by DOS4dinner View Post
    I got my drivers setup thanks to envy. However, it still says that I am using the MESA drivers for OpenGL stuff. How do I change that?

    My machine:
    Pentium 4 @2.6 ghz
    ATI Radeon 9800 pro 128mb
    1 gig of RAM

    Code:
    Thanks in advance.
    
    Here is my xorg.0.log, if it helps:
    (II) fglrx(0): driver needs X.org 7.1.x.y with x.y >= 0.0
    (WW) fglrx(0): could not detect X server version (query_status=-3)
    (EE) fglrx(0): atiddxDriScreenInit failed, GPS not been initialized. 
    (WW) fglrx(0): ***********************************************
    (WW) fglrx(0): * DRI initialization failed!                  *
    (WW) fglrx(0): * (maybe driver kernel module missing or bad) *
    (WW) fglrx(0): * 2D acceleraton available (MMIO)             *
    (WW) fglrx(0): * no 3D acceleration available                *
    (WW) fglrx(0): ********************************************* *
    (II) fglrx(0): FBADPhys: 0xf0000000 FBMappedSize: 0x08000000
    (==) fglrx(0): Write-combining range (0xf0000000,0x8000000)
    (II) fglrx(0): FBMM initialized for area (0,0)-(1280,8191)
    (II) fglrx(0): FBMM auto alloc for area (0,0)-(1280,1024) (front color buffer - assumption)
    (II) fglrx(0): Largest offscreen area available: 1280 x 7167
    (==) fglrx(0): Backing store disabled
    (II) Loading extension FGLRXEXTENSION
    (II) Loading extension ATITVOUT
    Hi and I am using a ATI 9600 on Hardy and it still say mesa on the glxinfo. But the desktop effects work but I have not played any games.
    Well sort of but that is another story.

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    Re: How do you remove MESA drivers?

    Try doing a
    Code:
    sudo modprobe fglrx
    and then
    Code:
    sudo depmod -a
    . The 'fglrx' kernel module might not be loaded so X reverts to inderect rendering. There is no reason to remove mesa.

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    Re: How do you remove MESA drivers?

    Quote Originally Posted by zgornel View Post
    Try doing a
    Code:
    sudo modprobe fglrx
    and then
    Code:
    sudo depmod -a
    . The 'fglrx' kernel module might not be loaded so X reverts to inderect rendering. There is no reason to remove mesa.
    Tried it, did not do a thing. Frets on Fire and the fancy screensavers still run at a crawl and it still says I am using mesa.

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    Re: How do you remove MESA drivers?

    try method 2 if method one fails (worked for me and at least 2 more)
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    Re: How do you remove MESA drivers?

    Quote Originally Posted by soxs View Post
    try method 2 if method one fails (worked for me and at least 2 more)
    http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php?tit...allation_Guide
    I was afraid it would come to that. I used the envy installer, and the ATI catalyst control center found my card just fine, but it just is using mesa for OpenGL instead of my ATI card. I hoped that there would be just some way of switching what openGL driver it uses.

    I will wait a bit before I do that, though. Hopefully someone will have an answer.
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