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I installed Mandriva 2007 Free DVD Edition on my pc. My PC has onboard VIA KM400A card. My motherboard is ASUS A7V-400MX. Mandriva uses Openchrome driver for my card. It ...
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    3d desktop with VIA KM400A


    I installed Mandriva 2007 Free DVD Edition on my pc. My PC has onboard VIA KM400A card. My motherboard is ASUS A7V-400MX.

    Mandriva uses Openchrome driver for my card. It says that my card does not support 3D acceleration. When I run "glxinfo" in a terminal, the output is something like "X failed request...Major opcode..." etc. etc. I know that usual glxinfo output is something like "Direct rendering : No, Driver : Mesa GLX indirect.." etc. etc.

    Is there something wrong with the openchrome driver provided with Mandriva?

    I tried using the VIA driver, but the screen goes blank completely and there is no display even if I switch the virtual consoles.

    Please help.....

    Regards,
    Amol

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    Got it!

    Problem solved... well not completely!

    I found this on Mandriva 2007 errata page. To enable 3D acceleration on VIA chipsets with openchrome driver, following line should be added to "Modules" section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    Load "dri"

    This enables the 3D acceration.

    Now though I have got 3D acceleration working, I can't see any of the 3D effects on my desktop after enabling 3D desktop effects.

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