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    Question Help! OpenGL on Debian, VIA EPIA M10000

    I am using a VIA EPIA M10000 running Debian 3.1 "Sarge". I performed a very basic installation and am slowly learning more about Linux and how to use this platform as a CarPC, server, and home websurfing machine.

    One snag that I keep hitting is trying to get Mesa/OpenGL working. Shucks, I can't even get the accelerated X11 drivers working!! So far I'm only able to use the generic, slow VESA module on the stock XFree86 4.3 from Sarge. Anything else causes a slew of problems, DRI won't load, sometimes the system won't even see my plain PS/2 mouse.

    I am looking for detailed instructions to show me HOWTO download/compile/install/configure XFree86 -or- Xorg with full acceleration for my EPIA M10000's integrated CLE266 OpenChrome graphics and enough Mesa/OpenGL support so that I can see the pretty xscreensaver-gl hacks, play Quake3, and watch glxgears run really fast. Maybe even run TuxRacer. :P

    (Regarding Quake3, when I used this board with WinXP I was able to play Quake3 quite nicely at 1024x768, so I'm hoping at the very least I'll be able to use it at 800x600 under Linux, with the Linux version of Q3, of course!).

    Using google I found many HOWTOs for recompiling my kernel, compiling OpenChrome, and configuring Xog, but none of these have really helped much. I keep hitting dead ends and I don't know enough about the inner working of Linux and X11 to figure it out on my own.

    To summarize the HOWTO I am seeking:
    First Step: Start with a minimal install of Debian
    Middle Steps: ....
    Final Step: Enjoy OpenGL applications, such as Quake 3 and xscreensaver!

    Hopefully such a HOWTO would help not only me, but many of the other Linux-on-EPIA users as well!

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    I use ubuntu lately. It loads all drivers just fine. Try that may be ?
    It is pretty much the same debian but much easier to use.
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    That isnt the normal procedure for debian.. i dont rember the name of the package manager but you can get it premade though the manager because X takes a long time to compile (ask another gentoo user if you dont belive me hehe) BUT if you you want to http://www.xfree86.org/sos/ is a list of resources on X includeing its documents http://www.xfree86.org is the main site you can use to find mirrors and http://www.tldp.org has a load of how tos on just about everything for linux there is even an X installation how to on there.. but seriously since you are useing debian Google on how to use their package manager and the chances are the package is named XOrg or Xfree86 or something and it should come with OPENGL Cababilities youll just have to get into the config program (XFree86Config or XOrgConfig or something along thoose lines) or use one of the how tos to edit your Xorg.conf or your XFree86.conf to enable your video card with drivers that support XGL/OGl extentions
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    have you edited your xorg.conf to use the correct drivers? You may have to install additional software too, I'm not familiar with your mobo/chipset. Tell use what you tried (specifically) and post the output of 'lspci -v'. You must run this command as root. Kusuriya, the standard configurator for xorg is xorgconfig. xf86config for xfree.

    Oh yeah, welcome to the forums.

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    yah i forget lol i have been away from my linux for almost a year because of some computer issues ;_;, mostly me being stuck away from my home, thanks for the correction man
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