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01-20-2001, 08:22 PM
I'm using a sis6326 (AGP chipset, which really is bizzare because it is on a PCI card!) under a Mandrake Linux 7.2 system which can dual boot to Microshaft Windows 98se (I really ought to get rid of windows...), and I can't get bloody openGL to work under either OS. Putting the inferior OS aside, I'm not quite sure which version of Xfree86 I'm using, but I think it's 4.0.1 (how do I check? <I'm new> ).

I know that it is possible to get utahGL for this card on Xfree86 3.3.6, but I am extremely reluctant to change the Xfree86 version because I attempted to update to 4.0.2 but screwed it up and had to reinstall linux.

Can anybody help me?

Sly
01-22-2001, 02:01 AM
In order to know which X11 you're using:
startx 2>&1|less
Then see the very first lines displayed in the console from which you've launched X11.
(Should it be launched automatically, first open a terminal and key in "init 3" to get in console mode w/o X11, then launch the command above)

For Sis:
I had a SiS620 - poor of me! - last year, and the opengl driver was at the first steps of developpement: it could run Quake III demo, but was quite slow and graphically bugged. Maybe it is better now.
I used the GLX drivers for XFree 3.3.6
Don't know if it is supported in DRA under XFree 4.0.*

Sly
01-22-2001, 02:03 AM
My real advice: get a TNT2 or a 3dfx pci card, and get rid of your sis

rts
01-22-2001, 01:34 PM
Some easier ways to see which version of X
you're running (especially if you go into
runlevel 5):

$ less /var/log/XFree86.0.log

if that file exists, then you're probably
using 4.x (check in the file to see exact
version number). If it doesn't exist,
you're probably using 3.x

$ xdpyinfo

Will also tell you the version of X you are
running (under "vendor name")


Originally posted by Sly:
In order to know which X11 you're using:
startx 2>&1|less
Then see the very first lines displayed in the console from which you've launched X11.
(Should it be launched automatically, first open a terminal and key in "init 3" to get in console mode w/o X11, then launch the command above)

For Sis:
I had a SiS620 - poor of me! - last year, and the opengl driver was at the first steps of developpement: it could run Quake III demo, but was quite slow and graphically bugged. Maybe it is better now.
I used the GLX drivers for XFree 3.3.6
Don't know if it is supported in DRA under XFree 4.0.*

01-29-2001, 05:33 PM
Right, I've found out that i'm in Xfree86 3.3.6 (I looked in the KDE control centre thing).

I'll try the UtahGLX drivers....