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Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?

#1 Post by Ya Dad » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:32 am

Some games are having trouble running on my T60 that would otherwise run under Windows XP. When trying to open Portal via Steam, an error pops up that says:

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Could not find required OpenG: entry point 'glColorMaskIndexedEXT' ! Either your video card is unsupported, or your OpenGL driver needs to be updated.
--

Retroarch with the Mupen64 core closes after loading a rom, but Parellel runs just fine. The former uses OpenGL.

If it's not possible to get drivers specific to my graphics card, is it at least possible to fix the OpenGL problem?

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Re: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:59 am

Drivers are here:

https://thinkpads.com/support/Thinkpad- ... m/T60.html

In the future, you can just click on the "Drivers" link at the top of the page and locate the ones that you need.

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Re: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?

#3 Post by Ya Dad » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:48 am

Sorry, I forgot to mention that I am using Linux Mint 19. There are no drivers on that page for Linux.

Hoping there is an alternative to the OpenGL problem, as I haven't found a solution yet.

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Re: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?

#4 Post by Tasurinchi » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:43 am

Don't the Linux Mint forums have any hints about this?

In case it helps, I have two X32 using Debian and I installed the drivers following this instructions: https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo

I'm aware my X32 uses a different graphic card (ATI Mobility Radeon 7000) but the link above may help...
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Re: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?

#5 Post by axur-delmeria » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:04 am

Take note that the Radeon X1400 only supports OpenGL 2.0. You'd probably need a more recent card if you want to play newer games.
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Re: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?

#6 Post by Ya Dad » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:17 am

Tasurinchi wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:43 am
Don't the Linux Mint forums have any hints about this?

In case it helps, I have two X32 using Debian and I installed the drivers following this instructions: https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo

I'm aware my X32 uses a different graphic card (ATI Mobility Radeon 7000) but the link above may help...
No dice. Cannot find files/asks me if I'm root.

I'll post in the linux mint dedicated forums and see if I can get help there.

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Re: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?

#7 Post by Tasurinchi » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:49 am

Ya Dad wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:17 am
No dice. Cannot find files/asks me if I'm root.
Well, in Linux, for most driver or program installations you will need to be root :wink:
Ya Dad wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:17 am
I'll post in the linux mint dedicated forums and see if I can get help there.
Good idea, that's what Forums are for... I guess you're new to Linux, make sure to ask for easy to follow steps.

Good luck and keep us posted how it goes...
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Re: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?

#8 Post by Dekks » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:59 am

Ya Dad wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:32 am
Some games are having trouble running on my T60 that would otherwise run under Windows XP. When trying to open Portal via Steam, an error pops up that says:

--
Could not find required OpenG: entry point 'glColorMaskIndexedEXT' ! Either your video card is unsupported, or your OpenGL driver needs to be updated.
--

Retroarch with the Mupen64 core closes after loading a rom, but Parellel runs just fine. The former uses OpenGL.

If it's not possible to get drivers specific to my graphics card, is it at least possible to fix the OpenGL problem?
which version of the ati/radeon driver and which version of mesa are currently installed? If you don't know install the inxi package and paste just the graphics section from inxi -Fix.
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Re: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?

#9 Post by Ya Dad » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:30 pm

Got it solved. Need a new processor, which came in today. Upgrading to a T7600. Unfortunately I messed something up because now my T60 won't start. Gonna make a thread about it and hopefully it was just something I didnt plug back in or insert correctly.

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Re: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?

#10 Post by cobalt60 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:00 am

On Debian and Ubuntu based distros, you should not get drivers from websites unless as a last resort. They should be installed from the package manager. We need to know what driver you currently have loaded. Please run the following command to show us what driver you are using:

lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display'
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