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DentyCracker
12th July 2001, 04:34
Removed Mandrake from the 4GB HD (hdb) this morning. I really need the space plus I was becoming a bit frustrated with XF4.1 and no dri and really couldn't bother compiling (I never liked compiling anyway). I should be getting a 40GB disk or so before the end of summer, and hopefully Mandrake will have come out with 8.1 with 3D working properly out of the box.

leech
13th July 2001, 07:32
How did you NOT have it working out of the box? It worked fine for me out of the box, and upgrading to X4.1 was easy for me. I didn't have to Compile anything (you just have to update the kernel after updating to X4.1) Make sure you have at least kernel version 2.4.5-5mdk. The newest one is 2.4.6-3mdk. Laters

Leech

DentyCracker
14th July 2001, 17:15
I got dri working perfectly when I had Mandrake 7.2 installed. All I did was upgrade the kernel to a 2.4 kernel. It broke some things but dri worked (1200 fps in gears, 45 fps in Q3 demo 1 normal). I installed (not updated) Mandrake 8.0 fresh (formatted and checked for bad spots) and Q3 wouldn't run, and very low fps in gears, and TuxRacer unplayable (when I say a game is unplayable, trust me everyone else will agree). Tried updating the kernel and ran into problems getting a working build. Eventually got 2.4.6 going and upgraded to XFree86 4.1.0 Still no dri. So I downloaded the last MandrakeFreq but it wont install properly. Gives an error running ldconfig. I am wondering whether it is a bad burn or a bad iso. Either way I am unprepared to waste an 80 minute CD on it. If I get a 74 minute CD then I'll give it another go on a 2.5 GB drive I use to transport stuff from here to work.