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[linrad] SUCCESS! Svgalib_helper module not needed! Re: [linrad] Svgalib 1.9.20 under Debian kernel 2.4.27 ; Knoppix 3.8.1
It is hard to say whether this is fun or not, but I'll keep on trying to
get this lined up for future operation with real analog signals. Once it
works it will be fun for sure; it is worth the effort. Good luck!
73, "Zaba" OH1ZAA/2 [The sky is no limit]
P.S. Pentium_4/2400 Ti4200 AGP (other PC's "pending" for similar treats)
At 22:05 10.4.2005 -0400, W3SZ wrote:
Hello, Zaba and All,
Stan Hilinski, KA1ZE had told me yesterday that he had installed SVGALIB
1.2.20 and that all went well, so I thought I would give it a try.
Today after getting back from the NorthEast WeakSignal VHF/UHF/Microwave
meeting, I installed it into Fedora Core 3 [still using the same x.667
kernel], and it installed fine and everything worked with no tweaking or
insmods, etc. on the first try. Linrad-01.33 runs fine under svgalib
1.2.20, as it did before I updated svgalib to this version.
I did not remove the old svgalib package using the complete method Leif
describes on his webpage, but instead just did a 'make clean' from the
install directory. I figured if there were problems I could do the
complete, 'nuclear option' removal, but it wasn't necessary as things run
fine as is. Messages from svgalib confirm that it is 1.2.20 that is
running, and not some remanant of 1.1.19.
Unfortunately for me, the new 1.2.20 still doesn't include video drivers
for the Intel Extreme Graphics 2, so I am still using the VESA driver with
this chipset. But since everything works fine in all respects, that is
just an irritation; I get annoyed everytime I see the message that the
VESA driver is being used. It is not an operational problem.
END OF SECTION DESCRIBING EXCELLENT, EASY RESULTS WITH FEDORA CORE 3.
BEGINNING OF SECTION DESCRIBING RESULTS WITH REDHAT 8.0.
On my older system, with RedHat 8.0, I found that svgalib-1.2.20 would not
compile without errors. I get an error in svgalib_helper installation, so
that svgalib_helper won't even compile manually to make the .o file. And
when I go back to 1.1.19 to reinstall it, I get the same error.
With the new 1.2.20 svgalib it appears that it is possible to set up the
installation so that svgalib does NOT use svgalib_helper, by just changing
an entry in the makefile.cfg. So I am going to try recompiling with the
SVGALIB-HELPER option set to "NO" and see if that takes care of things.
If not, I may upgrade the RedHat 8.0 system to Fedora Core 3, kernel x.667
since that works so well for me with both the 1.1.19 and 1.2.20 versions
of svgalib and Linrad, and is such an easy install.
Linrad-01.33 also ran fine on this system prior to the svgalib update ;)
On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 18:51:51 +0300, 'Zaba' OH1ZAA <zaba@xxxxxx> wrote:
SuSE/Gentoo/Knoppix: I have tried Linrad-installs under earlier
versions of these distributions during the last couple of years.
Yesterday I installed Debian-base with the rc3-installer through
the network, and it found the PCI-HomePNA-card automatically. The
(later) downloaded svgalib-bin package was referred to as 1.4.3-21
Next I will expand functionality by trying a linrad 01.33 install.
Last week I saw that there was a new svgalib 1.9.20 available.
So far I have seen posts only referring to 1.9.19 and earlier.
I have had my biggest battles with the 1.9.17 - 1.9.19 helper
modules, and indeed I have never succeeded under SuSE/Knoppix.
If I remember correctly Gentoo had a distro-matched 1.9.17-r2
svgalib package and it worked right away in Gentoo 2004.x
This is probably my first posting on the 'Linrad' list, but
I have seen most of the posts of the last few years. I have
a Delta-44 card as a new expansion, so I may put more serious
effort into the Linrad hardware from now on. Good luck to all!
73, "Zaba" OH1ZAA/2
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