[Chimera-users] problem with chimera-->followup

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jun 4 11:12:24 PDT 2007

On Sun, 3 Jun 2007, Vinay Kumar wrote:

> Hello all,
> Firstly. Greg, Thank you. Though, i have been using the linux OS for quite
> sometime, i still have a few doubts about upgrading and these sort of
> things. I have actually gone to mesa3d, OpenGL, and DRI websites. but they
> contain terms which i am not acquainted with. I have downloaded, MesaLib
> 6.4.2 and tried installing it as per their instructions, only to find the
> installation stopping with some error. ( i shall post the error in the next
> email.)
> I would like to know, if the installation went well, would i have upgraded
> X11??
> With regards,
> Vinay.
> ps- MesaLib 6.5.3 was available, but 6.4.2 was stated to be a stable release
> hence opted that.

If the installation went well, you would have upgraded OpenGL and possibly 
remote OpenGL over X11, X11 would not have been upgraded.

To upgrade X11 (which is usually bundled with a particular version of 
Mesa), you need to upgrade to a newer version of the XFree86 or X.org X11 
server.  If you run the command "rpm -q -a | grep -i mesa", you will see 
whether you have the XFree86 or X.org X11 server installed.

Redhat 9 was released 31 March 2003, so it probably still had the XFree86 
version.  All XFree86 distributions (currently 4.6.0) are known to have a 
buggy version of Mesa (as far as chimera is concerned), you would need to 
upgrade to X.org version 6.9 or later. (This information is from the 
chimera Linux installation instructions, found via the Instructions link 
on chimera download page.)

 	Good luck,


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