Unable to install XFree86 on fedora3 , video card i915G
I am trying to install XFree86 4.5.0
(Linux-ix86-glibc23) on a fedora 3 m/c with i915G video card . The
reason I want to install this is because the eariler version of X windows
that I had ( X.Org 6.7.0 , that comes with fedora 3 ) did
not have the latest drivers for i915 and only had the basic ones .
Since I want to play games( like fifa 06 which require 3d support ) on
linux I want to run Xwindows with support for i915 (which according to
release notes is supported in XFree86 4.5.0 ).
I tried installing XFree86 with the following files downloaded from XFree86 ftp server :
extract Xdrm.tgz Xfcyr.tgz
Xfscl.tgz Xinstall.sh Xmod.tgz Xprog.tgz
Xbin.tgz Xetc.tgz Xfenc.tgz Xfsrv.tgz
Xlib.tgz Xnest.tgz Xprt.tgz
Xdoc.tgz Xf100.tgz Xfnts.tgz Xhtml.tgz
To install I did the following :
I first ran init 3 in text mode so that the current x server would shut
down as this starts every time I restart( I was not able to kill it ) .
then I followed the instructions given in http://www.xfree86.org/4.5.0/Install3.html#3 to install.
when I tried configuring XFree86 using the command XFree86 -configure I
got an error saying that libglid2x.so was missing and instructed to
install this library and create a link so that XFree86 can pick it up .
Because of this error I am not able to proceed with installation , what
is this error why am I getting it ? What has Glide got to do with
XFree86 and my video card ? where will I find find this libglide2x.so
if it is necessary to install it ?
I am not a linux expert , so please make you reply sufficiently detailed .
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