Red Hat Linux 7.1 Changes

April 18th, 2001 by Crusader

Vincent Rodriguez forwarded a linkto Red Hat’s press releaseannouncingthe launch of their latest distro iteration, version 7.1

Moreover, as this is the first Red Hat Linux release that utilizes the 2.4.xkernel series,StatiC sent in thisadvice:

Anyone who upgrades to kernel 2.4 (RedHat 7.1) and uses a Voodoo1, Voodoo2, or Voodoo3 2000 will need to download andcompile the CVS snapshot that zakk made available in January on A search through the news forDevice3Dfx will find the tar.gz snapshot or the files can be obtained from the CVS section at Without the CVS snapshot, any attempts to use glide/Mesa will result in an error of”expected Voodoo, none detected”.

I created RPMS and a SRPM for easy installation/upgrading of the older version. It also fixes the problem of theoriginal RPM where during the installation, it assumed the modules configuration file was conf.modules. Newer distroslike RedHat 7.x use modules.conf.

StatiC’s RPM’s can be found at

One Response to “Red Hat Linux 7.1 Changes”

  1. Jebus Says:

    If you have a Voodoo3, use XFree86 4.0. There is no compelling reason to use XFree86 3.3.x anymore.
    If you have a Voodoo1 or Voodoo2, then buy a new card. Just about anything will do: G200, G400, Rage128, TNT, TNT2, etc.

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