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    Default Help wanted instaling Gallium3D, Ubuntu 10.04, ATI x1400

    Hi,
    I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I'd greatly appreciate some help installing Gallium3D. I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 (e1505) laptop with an ATI Mobility x1400 graphics card. My glxinfo info is as follows:
    Code:
    OpenGL vendor string: DRI R300 Project
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI R300 (RV515 7145) 20090101 x86/MMX/SSE2 TCL DRI2
    OpenGL version string: 1.5 Mesa 7.7.1
    OpenGL extensions:
    I've read a great many forum posts, both here and on the ubuntu forums and have no idea what to do. Each posts seems to assume a great deal of knowledge I simply don't have. What repo/ppa do I use? Do I have to use a different kernel? Can anyone outline a simple install method?

    Any help or links would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hylow29 View Post
    I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I'd greatly appreciate some help installing Gallium3D.
    Please read through the thread called "Radeon Gallium on ubuntu", for instance?

    https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/radeon

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    Quote Originally Posted by tormod View Post
    Please read through the thread called "Radeon Gallium on ubuntu", for instance?

    https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/radeon
    I have read some of it. There are several repos mentioned and no clear cut install guides. For instance which of the following do I use:
    https://launchpad.net/~freshgraphics/+archive/ppa
    https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/radeon

    or do I git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa

    etc etc

    It's too confusing with conflicting advice and some of it is out of date. To be honest I don't have the time to try different methods, be forced to reinstall Ubuntu and try again. I would just like to know which method to use. I'm freely admitting my ignorance. I just can't trawl through countless forum posts (for example the thread you mention is 16 pages long) which talk about things like loading kernel modules, different versions of X and all that I just don't understand.

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    It's right in front of you.

    Quote Originally Posted by tormod View Post
    Please read through the thread called "Radeon Gallium on ubuntu", for instance?

    https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/radeon

    What do you see when you click that link?

    Adding this PPA to your system

    You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:xorg-edgers/radeon to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)
    What do you see when you click that link?

    Step 1: On the PPA's overview page, look for the heading that reads Adding this PPA to your system. Make a note of the PPA's location, which looks like:

    ppa:gwibber-daily/ppa

    Step 2: Open a terminal and enter:

    etc etc...

    Follow steps.
    Run apt-get upgrade.
    ???
    Profit!

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    BTW: The freshgraphics ppa is pretty old by now. It hasn't been updated since April.

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    Thanks for the link to the correct ppa tormod. As rob2687 points out I completely didn't get that it was the link you were pointing me to. For some stupid reason I thought it just a link in your signature. I added the ppa and updated. glxinfo is now
    Code:
    OpenGL vendor string: DRI R300 Project
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI R300 (RV515 7145) 20090101 x86/MMX/SSE2 TCL DRI2
    OpenGL version string: 1.5 Mesa 7.9-devel

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    still not running gallium3d.

    run:

    sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dri/lucid libgl1-mesa-dri-dbg/lucid libgl1-mesa-glx/lucid libgl1-mesa-glx-dbg/lucid libglu1-mesa/lucid mesa-utils/lucid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beiruty View Post
    still not running gallium3d.

    run:

    sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dri/lucid libgl1-mesa-dri-dbg/lucid libgl1-mesa-glx/lucid libgl1-mesa-glx-dbg/lucid libglu1-mesa/lucid mesa-utils/lucid
    Hi. I ran that command and restarted. I have the same glxinfo as before. Do I need to edit startup options?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hylow29 View Post
    Hi. I ran that command and restarted. I have the same glxinfo as before. Do I need to edit startup options?
    sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dri-gallium

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