XFree86-4.2.0, DRI and Glide hint

Luke A. Guest laguest at nebulas.demon.co.uk
Tue Mar 5 15:34:55 PST 2002

Review and test??

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TITLE:		Installing XFree86-4.2.0 with DRI and Glide
AUTHOR:		Luke A. Guest <laguest at nebulas.demon.co.uk>

	This hint basically shows how to install XFree86-4.2.0 with DRI
	and Glide support without the hassle the other hints go to.


1) Firstly, you'll need to download the correct packages.

	 * Get the X420src-1.tgz, X420src-2.tgz & X420src-1.tgz from
	   ftp.xfree86.org, also get the 4.2.0-libGLU-bad-extern.patch from
	   the fixes directory.

	 * From http://dri.sourceforge.net/res.phtml, download:
	   1) An X config file.
	   2) The glide3headers.tgz archive.
	   3) A libglide3.so for your platform.

2) Then you'll need to get the current Glide source out of CVS.

 cvs -d:pserver:anonymous at cvs.glide.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/glide login
 cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous at cvs.glide.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/glide \
     co glide3x
 cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous at cvs.glide.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/glide \
     co swlibs
 mv swlibs glide3x/
 tar -cvzpf glide3x-cvs.tgz glide3x

3) Install the Glide headers and library:

 cd /usr/include &&
 tar -xzpf glide3headers.tar.gz &&
 cp libglide3.so /usr/lib/

4) Extract the X sources and apply the patch:

 cd /usr/src &&
 tar -xvpf X420src-1.tgz &&
 tar -xvpf X420src-2.tgz &&
 tar -xvpf X420src-3.tgz &&
 patch -p2 < 4.2.0-libGLU-bad-extern.patch

5) Create a host.def file:

 cp xc/config/cf/xf86site.def xc/config/cf/host/def

Now edit this file setting up preferences, I used the standard stuff and added
some extra defines from the other hints.

6) Compile:

 make World 2>&1 | tee compile.log

Check for errors and compile again if there are any.

N.B: The makefile will clean the directory of any compiled binaries every time,
     so you may need to edit the makefile to fix this.

7) Install X:

 pushd config && make install &&
 cd ../include && make install &&
 cd ../programs && make install &&
 cd ../fonts && make install &&
 cd ../lib && make install &&
 cd ../doc && make install &&

8) Compile NLS support:

 export PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin
 cd nls &&
 xmkmf &&
 make && make install

9) Set up the symbolic links:

 ln -s /usr/X11R6/include/X11 /usr/include/X11
 ln -s /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 /usr/lib/X11

I'm really not sure if you actually nedd the lib one.

10) Recompile Glide:

Follow the dri hint at this point and you should have a nice new version of
Glide installed.

11) Configure X:

You really should use the sample config to get this working, or you could
use one of the tools. I used my existing X config and changed the mouse as I
don't have USB working yet.

12) Test your X installation:


Inside one of the xterm's type:


This should tell you whether you have a successfully installed DRI enabled X
server; also:


Should give you an indication of the speed of OpenGL.

That's it.

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