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4th May 2003, 13:05
Anyone have any luck getting the drivers to work on Mandrake 9.1?

I have been trying but to no avail. The module just won't load.

Aside from that, any word on new drivers period that anyone may have heard?

The latest I have seen is Ben saying "They are in the Real Soon now (tm) category"

5th May 2003, 04:11
I haven't personally tried them on Mandrake 9.1, but I've found they don't work with the 845PE chipset very well, but that's because the agpgart doesn't support it fully (I think) so I'm forced to use the resolution of 1732x1344. Otherwise I get screen corruption up the yang. The mtx module just won't be used for some reason.


P.S. I'm using Debian Sid myself.

5th May 2003, 05:27
I've a mate that's having lots of problems with mandrake 9.1 too might have to wait a bit for some updates or something of the sort...


5th May 2003, 10:34
What chipset is being used on the Mandrake 9.1 machines? That could be a good part of it. I think for the most part if you have it compiled for the right kernel, then it should at least load it up.


9th May 2003, 20:44
Got the driver to work in Mandrake 9.1. Had the problem that the module wouldn't load, but right now Idon't remember what I did to make it load. I'll check when I'm finished working this mourning. I think I had to manually copy the mtx.o to somewhere. I'll try to find out in a few hours and post my xf86config file...

9th May 2003, 23:09
I hope some of this would help you:
Check if you have these in your /etc/modules:
modprobe agpgart
modpeobe mtx

You probably have it i guess... Then try to copy these files from the driver package:
mtx_drv.o to /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers.
Then copy libparhl.so to /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux and then copy mtx.so to /lib/modules/2.4.xxx/kernel/drivers/video and chmod (user and group) to root. Then run "depmod -ae".

I hope some of this will help. I don't think I copied the last file and chmod and depmod -ae.
And here is my XF86Config-4 file:

# File generated by XFdrake.

# ************************************************** ********************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# ************************************************** ********************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
# Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Subsection "extmod"
Option "omit xfree86-dga"
# Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
# Load "glx" # 3D layer

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "no"
Option "XkbCompat" ""
Option "XkbOptions" ""

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
ModelName "Dell P990"
HorizSync 30-96
VertRefresh 48-120

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616

Section "Device"
Identifier "MGA CARD 1"
Driver "mtx"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "BusMastering" "on"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "MGA CARD 1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"

So then there is just one thing left for me to say: Good Luck!

9th May 2003, 23:44
Man does that rock on!!!!

9th May 2003, 23:54
So you got it working?
One thing I haven't gotten to work is the Ctrl+Alt+F* to go to console. I get monitor out of range.. Haven't studied it too hard either :rolleyes:

10th May 2003, 12:16
Runs beautfully

Just one problem, I can't get the OpenGL or XV support working.


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13th May 2003, 04:18
Originally posted by DedicatedFan3D
Just one problem, I can't get the OpenGL or XV support working.
That would be because there is none.

16th May 2003, 03:42
I can't get it to compile on RedHat 9.0 and can't get it to insert in any way shape or form, mainly because of the change in glibc libraries I think.

Shame really, I'm still stuck with using RedHat on my laptop.. and I'd love to use the parhelia.