[Xorg] OT:oddity in Mesa-6.0.1

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sat Jul 3 02:24:18 PDT 2004

Greetings;  Off topic, but the brains are here :)

XFree86-4.3 system on linux-2.6.7-mm3, rh8 updated to fedora Core 1

Nvidia GForce2 MX200 card, 32 megs, using the 'nv' driver.

I just installed (I think) the MesaLibs-6-0-1, and MesaDemos-6.0.1 
tarballs with the cli command line of "make linux-x86" after 
unpacking both archives into the same dir.  There doesn't appear to 
be a seperate "make install" directive that I could find, the docs 
are obviously wwaaaayyyyyyy out of date.

Restarted X after the build.

Old installed Mesa was:
[root at coyote root]# glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
Xlib:  extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: No
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context
client glx vendor string: SGI
client glx version string: 1.2
client glx extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context
GLX extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 4.0.4
OpenGL extensions:
    GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp,
    GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3,
    GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_blend_color,
    GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, 
    GL_EXT_texture_env_combine, GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3,
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
    GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

And gives a table of data I didn't paste.

The reloading of X apparently used the older versions because the data 
returned from glxinfo is exactly the same as before.  And glxgears, 
at its default small window size, toddles along at around 170fps, 
dropping to 30 or so if I bring it up to 1/4 screen on a 1600x1200x32 
bit screen.  Within tolerances, thats also exactly as before.

Is there a need to rerun ldconfig, or adjust something in my 
XF86Config?  It currently has (and no errors are shown in the log)

Section "Module"
        # Load  "record"        # X event recorder
        # You only need the following two modules if you do not use 
        # Load  "freetype"       # TrueType font handler
        # Load  "type1"         # Adobe Type 1 font handler
        Load  "dbe"             # Double-buffering
        Load  "GLcore"          # OpenGL support
        Load  "dri"             # Direct rendering infrastructure
        Load  "glx"             # OpenGL X protocol interface
        Load  "extmod"          # Misc. required extensions
        Load  "v4l"             # Video4Linux

Any hints will be much appreciated as tuxracer doesn't run, 

Humm, I'll be dipped, now it does, but extremely slow, mouse motions 
are delayed several seconds on screen.  Obviously no acceleration.  
But the music works and I was eventually able to find the quit button 
with the mouse.

Is there any hope here, short of installing the latest nvidia-6106 

Cheers, Gene
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Soap, ballot, jury, and ammo.
Please use in that order, starting now.  -Ed Howdershelt, Author
Additions to this message made by Gene Heskett are Copyright 2004, 
Maurice E. Heskett, all rights reserved.

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