[Chimera-users] anyone using chimera on a an IBM T43p

Thomas Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Feb 1 12:00:38 PST 2007

Hi Jeff,

   The Chimera graphics bug page


lists a FireGL V3400 (desktop) that also causes system crashes on volume 
display.  I helped Gary with that and the latest ATI driver had the same 
problem.  We did not find a driver that works.


Jeff wrote:
> hello,
> I have an IBM T43p (June '05 or so release) which has an ATI FireGL 
> v3200 (Mobility). In XP, it isn't possible to try out drivers from the 
> vendor, I am limited to drivers from IBM.
> In Linux, I have been able to install proprietary drivers from ATI, but 
> there is no selection for the 'Mobility' version of the v3200 on ATI's 
> website; the install has not complained though, and basic stuff appears 
> to be fine (GUI is ok, glxgears, etc).
> In both XP and Linux, chimera will crash when attempting to use volume 
> maps. It appears fine with pdb files, although I typically work with 
> volume data so haven't rigorously tested that.
> I have been assuming that the FireGL v3200 (Mobility) is the same logic 
> as the v3200, at least documentation I have been able to find seems to 
> imply that.
> Does anyone know (or suggest) a chimera-stable driver version from ATI 
> that I might test? I might at least be able to get it to work in Linux, 
> as the driver suite downloaded from ATI appears to cover most 
> late-generation cards.
> thanks for any suggestions,
> -Jeff
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