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27.10.2006 00:27

Presenting the brand new Matrox Parhelia driver

Today - well, most of the work has been done in the last few hours which would mean yesterday as well - I finished the newest unofficial mtx driver version, v1.4.4.3.

The main reason for the new driver version was a posting in the Matrox General Linux Support Forum where a user mentioned, that the current unofficial driver version doesn't compile on 2.6.19-rc3 anymore.
The reason for this simply was that the kernel developers finally got rid of <linux/config.h> in favour of <linux/autoconf.h>. Due to the fact that I had some time yesterday, I fixed some other stuff in the q'n'd release.

  * Fixed a typo in an informational output string
  * Fixed a warning during the compile process
  * Fixed the issue with GFP_DMA32 that prevented to build on kernels prior to 2.6.18
  * Fixed the above mentioned issue with 2.6.19-rc3
  * Renamed the installer package according to the new naming scheme introduced by the first
    unofficial mga driver

Still not fixed is the new installer promised for, but maybe it will be part of

Comments added earlier to http://tuxx-home.at/archives/2006/10/27/T00_27_39/index.html:
Norayr Matevosyan on 2006-11-18 00:18:41 wrote:
Hi, first of all thanks for working hard for all of us: Matrox users.
I am trying to install this driver :
under x64 ubuntu edgy 6.10. It installs without problems and
X starts, but the openGL does not work!
However, this time I have an openGL problem: when running &quot;glxgears&quot; I get the error message:
glxgears: libGL.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
I also get this error:
/usr/lib/amarok/amarokapp: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32

After I manually copied the libGL* files to /usr/lib
Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual

Can you please help me ?!
Best regards and all the best from Vienna,

I started to get

Norayr Matevosyan on 2006-11-18 00:19:32 wrote:
Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual
Norayr Matevosyan on 2006-11-18 17:54:21 wrote:

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