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  • tormod
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    Originally posted by bart0094 View Post
    I am interested in enabling 3D feature on my laptop, which is T42 (RV350 Ati mobility 9600).
    3D is enabled by default for these cards, since many years ago. If it doesn't work in a standard Ubuntu installation, please file a bug.
    In step 2.a, I failed to extract libdrm2 source files with patches. Can anybody help me how I can resolve this problem?
    That looks fine. What's the problem?

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  • bart0094
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    libdrm2 source extracting error

    I am interested in enabling 3D feature on my laptop, which is T42 (RV350 Ati mobility 9600). In step 2.a, I failed to extract libdrm2 source files with patches. Can anybody help me how I can resolve this problem?

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    xxx$ apt-get source libdrm2
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Need to get 1458kB of source archives.
    Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy/main libdrm 2.4.0~git20081014.d9c2f65d-0ubuntu0tormod1 (tar) [1452kB]
    Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy/main libdrm 2.4.0~git20081014.d9c2f65d-0ubuntu0tormod1 (diff) [5033B]
    Get:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy/main libdrm 2.4.0~git20081014.d9c2f65d-0ubuntu0tormod1 (dsc) [1113B]
    Fetched 1458kB in 1s (1092kB/s)
    gpg: Signature made Tue 14 Oct 2008 01:50:39 PM CDT using DSA key ID BAF41D0C
    gpg: Can't check signature: public key not found
    dpkg-source: extracting libdrm in libdrm-2.4.0~git20081014.d9c2f65d
    dpkg-source: unpacking libdrm_2.4.0~git20081014.d9c2f65d.orig.tar.gz
    dpkg-source: applying ./libdrm_2.4.0~git20081014.d9c2f65d-0ubuntu0tormod1.diff.gz

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  • oibaf
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    OK, the fdo bug #17897 - Dithering problem on MacBook Pro is properly fixed.

    Can you update again your packages to latest commit 435cf7da68186f2601c4b888296117d4f652c625 please .

    I'd like that other Ubuntu users can try the updated git version and I eventually request to update the intrepid version to this snapshot, if we are still in time.

    Thanks again for all your work improving X experience for Ubuntu users.

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  • oibaf
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    Thanks for the update .

    Unfortunately this update does not fix the problem: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17897

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  • tormod
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    Originally posted by oibaf View Post
    tormod, can you update your -ati package to current git version
    Will do Don't forget you can easily roll your own packages with the auto-xorg-git script.
    Also, this appears to be no more needed on intrepid:
    I often just make one single source package which is then copied over and built in the xorg-edgers PPA and my own PPA, hardy and intrepid.

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  • oibaf
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    tormod, can you update your -ati package to current git version (possibly on both hardy/intrepid)? I'd like to test the latest upstream fixes for dithering, that should better fix LP bug #264535.

    Also, this appears to be no more needed on intrepid:
    Code:
      * Drop depends on xserver-xorg-video-r128 and xserver-xorg-video-
        mach64 (and their -dbg packages) since they don't exist in Ubuntu
        yet
    Thanks

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  • john smyth
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    hi oibaf

    i am a complete newbie, my first ubuntu install,my first problem ,my first use of the terminal and a complete success thanks to the clarity of your post.

    many thanks

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  • tormod
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    Originally posted by ovoskeuiks View Post
    Thanks I've successfully compiled the driver a few times and no luck with getting my software working, could someone point me in a direction where I could offer useful feedback on this? It doesn't appear to be an issue with the software (libavg) as it works fine on nvidia and intel based boards so I'm assuming it's to do with the ati dri implementation
    If you can confirm this bug in Ubuntu (Intrepid) it should be dealt with. You may also ask on #ubuntu-ch (I guess tjaalton will know).

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  • ovoskeuiks
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    Originally posted by tormod View Post
    IIRC --enable-glx-tls was needed for some reason but I am not sure. Yes, the sources are in the PPA of course. There's a mini-HOWTO on the XorgOnTheEdge page for how to recompile packages yourself.
    Thanks I've successfully compiled the driver a few times and no luck with getting my software working, could someone point me in a direction where I could offer useful feedback on this? It doesn't appear to be an issue with the software (libavg) as it works fine on nvidia and intel based boards so I'm assuming it's to do with the ati dri implementation

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  • tormod
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    Originally posted by ovoskeuiks View Post
    I've successfully install the drivers, drm modules and libdrm/mesa packages which has enabled 3D Acceleration using the Driver "ati" and AccelMethod "EXA" on my x1250
    However this appears to have broken an application I'm using because of some incompatibility between libgl and libstdc++. I've google for all sorts of options and found this bug
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...sa/+bug/259219

    It mentions compiling without --enable-glx-tls. are the sources available for the packages provided in xorg-edgers and how would I go about recompiling/repacking the libgl-mesa-dri package
    IIRC --enable-glx-tls was needed for some reason but I am not sure. Yes, the sources are in the PPA of course. There's a mini-HOWTO on the XorgOnTheEdge page for how to recompile packages yourself.

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