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    I'm installing XFree86, I've gotten it installed just fine. Now I need to configure it for my video card (Voodoo 5). But it won't let me do so untill I get the Glide libraries installed. I know how to do this, but it's through CVS. And I'm having a problem with connecting. Here's what I get.

    [email protected]:~# cvs -d:pserver:[email protected]:/cvsroot/glide login
    Logging in to :pserver:[email protected]:2401/cvsroot/glide

    CVS password:
    cvs login: failed to open /root/.cvspass for reading: No such file or directory
    cvs [login aborted]: fatal error: exiting

    Anyone have any Ideas on how I can get around this, or am I doing this right?

    edit: I checked the box that says "Disable Smilies in This Post " and it worked. Thanks Bahamut.


  • #2
    I always do cvs as a user, I do everything as a user, the only thing I do as root is "make install". You don't need to be root to download, configure or compile code, you don't even have to do it in /uer/src, I do it all in /home/bern/tmp and su to root for the install.


    • #3
      When you post a message, you can disable smilies by clicking the (wait for it)
      "Disable smilies in this post" option. (above the send button)


      • #4
        I was logged in as root, would it make a difference with the error I am getting? Also I have a normal user. I'm using his home direcotry. /home/greyfox. I could try logging in as that user though. Do you think it's trying tor ead this file /root/.cvspass because I'm logged in as root?


        • #5
          i did some more searching and found that this may be a bug with the cvs client. I see posts that there are other people having the same issue. it seems to be resolved by running the command.

          touch /root/.cvspass

          I'm gonna try that later


          • #6
            Ok, I did the command "touch /root/.cvspass" and it allowed me to access what I needed, I'm working on installing those Glide Libraries. But I have another question. The question is, does X come with some type of window manager? or should I be able to "startx" and have some type of desktop without installing KDE or Gnome?


            • #7
              X has a very basic interface on its own and you'll need some sort of desktop to do anything.


              • #8
                So without KDE or Gnome installed when I "startx" it should give me something other than a black screen right?


                • #9
                  Yeah, you'll get a grey screen with black dots and an X for the pointer.


                  • #10
                    Ok here's the real problem I'm having. I got X installed just fine.
                    Now I'm trying to run "XFree86 -configure" it tells me this:

                    >>>>> Could not load the shared library file for Glide: ""!

                    You need to have Glide installed to run the glide driver for XFree86.
                    Also, you need to tell XFree86 where the file is placed
                    by making a soft link in the /usr/X11R6/lib/modules directory that points
                    to the file. For example (if your file is in

                    # ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/X11R6/lib/modules

                    Now I assume that I need to install the glide libraries, because this doesn't exist on my system. But I can't find glide in a format I can use. All I find are stupid rpms. I don't know what to do. You think I shoud ditch this Voodoo 5 and get a Nvidia card. MAybe it would be easier or better to install. Definetly more driver support currently.


                    • #11
                      Get a geforce, the nvidia linux drivers are up to the same standard as the windoze ones, get the .tar.gz format and it's a good idea to print out the nvidia readme, it has excellent install/config instructions. Also I have a script that I can send you for checking a nvidia install.


                      • #12
                        Hold the phone just a minute . . . Did you realize that everything I need is on the Slackware Extras CD? It's got the Glide Libraries for 2 and 3 in tar.gz format and also packages for the card itself. I'm gonna try that when I get home.



                        • #13
                          Ah, yes, I forgot about the 3dfx directory on the extra cd. I've never even looked in it before you remined me about it :eek:
                          I'll have to remember about it in case I come across someone else with obsolete video equipment :D


                          • #14
                            lol, ok, I got the glide libraries installed. Now when I run "XFree86 -configure", I get beyond that initial problem, but it returns me this message then halts.

                            (WW) ****INVALID MEM ALLOCATION**** b: 0xf8000000 e: 0xffffffff correcting
                            (EE) Cannot find a replacement memory range
                            (WW) ****INVALID MEM ALLOCATION**** b: 0xf8000000 e: 0xffffffff correcting
                            (EE) Cannot find a replacement memory range
                            (WW) ****INVALID IO ALLOCATION**** b: 0xfffffe00 e: 0xfffffeff correcting
                            (EE) TDFX(1): Cannot read V_BIOS

                            Got any ideas?


                            • #15
                              Try "xf86config".