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Old 10-28-2006, 05:21 AM   #1
andreag
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Unable to use ATI's fglrx (8.29.6) on sid's X.org (7.1.1)


hi.
I have a 2.6.18 SMP vanilla kernel, ati radeon m x1600 and xorg 7.1.1.
while using xorg 6.9.0 I had no problem at all and the fglrx module was loaded correctly.
A couple days ago i decided to switch from testing to unstable following the procedure on debian's website.
but unfortunately since then the fglrx stopped being used as a primary driver and I can't use hw accelleration.
I googled a bit but nothing useful.

This is wh:at I get
Code:
stariez:~# fglrxinfo
display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: [link to mesa]
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.5.1)
but the module is loaded correctly at boot (I added it to /etc/modules):

Code:
stariez:~# dmesg | grep fglrx
fglrx: module license 'Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY' taints kernel.
[fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 927 MBytes.
[fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 8.29.6 [Sep 19 2006] on minor 0
[fglrx] total      GART = 134217728
[fglrx] free       GART = 118226944
[fglrx] max single GART = 118226944
[fglrx] total      LFB  = 127889408
[fglrx] free       LFB  = 127889408
[fglrx] max single LFB  = 127889408
[fglrx] total      Inv  = 0
[fglrx] free       Inv  = 0
[fglrx] max single Inv  = 0
[fglrx] total      TIM  = 0
Code:
stariez:~# lsmod | grep fglrx
fglrx                 395436  12
agpgart                30604  2 fglrx,intel_agp
it seems like xorg misteriously switches from ati's module to mesa libs:

[Xorg.0.log is too long, I'ill publish it somewhere else]

and this is my xorg.conf:
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice    "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "Files"

	# path to defoma fonts
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
	FontPath     "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "i2c"
	Load  "bitmap"
	Load  "ddc"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "int10"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Generic Keyboard"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "CoreKeyboard"
	Option	    "XkbRules" "xorg"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "it"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Configured Mouse"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "CorePointer"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Synaptics Touchpad"
	Driver      "synaptics"
	Option	    "SendCoreEvents" "true"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/psaux"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto-dev"
	Option	    "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Generic Monitor"
	HorizSync    28.0 - 64.0
	VertRefresh  43.0 - 60.0
	Option	    "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Generic Video Card"
	Driver      "vesa"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]"
	Driver      "fglrx"
	Option	    "backingstore" "true"
	Option      "VideoOverlay" "on"
	Option      "UseFastTLS" "1"
	Option      "EnablePrivateBackZ" "on"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Default Screen"
	Device     "Generic Video Card"
	Monitor    "Generic Monitor"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     1
		Modes    "1280x800"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     4
		Modes    "1280x800"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     8
		Modes    "1280x800"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     15
		Modes    "1280x800"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     16
		Modes    "1280x800"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1280x800"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
	Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]"
	Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection


#Section "Extensions"  
#	Option "Composite" "Enable"
#	Option "XVideo" "Enable"
#EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option "AIGLX" "off"
EndSection

What should I do to get finally the fglrx module to be used by xorg?

thanks
 
Old 10-28-2006, 06:32 AM   #2
kabniel
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I had the same problem a couple of days ago when Xorg 7.1 was added to Etch, got a bunch of version mismatch errors when trying to use 8.29.6, apparently it doesnt support Xorg 7.1 yet.
I ended up using the debian packaged fglrx 8.28.8 which is available in debian unstable non-free.

I followed these steps to install it.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...89#post2454889
 
Old 10-28-2006, 07:47 AM   #3
andreag
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i have a vanilla kernel and using debian's packages won't work..
 
  


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