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Old 10-19-2004, 01:02 PM   #1
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ATI Radeon 9600 drivers question


Hello Everyone,
I was curious if anyone had tried to install the ati drivers as shown in this howto:

http://www.fedorafaq.org/#radeon

Did it work? Does this look like a credible walkthrough? The reason I am asking is because I am fairly new at linux, and I dont want to destroy my display configuration and not know how to get it back. Thanks
 
Old 10-19-2004, 02:39 PM   #2
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I am trying this now to work on my FC2 install using a P4 3.2GHz w/ HT and my ATI 9800XT 256.

I'll let you know how that works in about 10 min.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 06:04 PM   #3
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Thanks cariwill, did it work?
 
Old 10-19-2004, 09:38 PM   #4
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It didn't completely work for me.

I managed to get the drivers to install - but no 3D hardware acceleration.

I've put so many hours into trying to get it to work that I'm considering using a different distro until better drivers come out.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 02:32 AM   #5
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To anyone who tried this, here is something else I found about this topic,

http://www.stanford.edu/~fenn/linux/radeon.shtml
 
Old 10-21-2004, 12:31 PM   #6
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Has anyone been able to actually get the 3D rendering to work for an ATI card?
 
Old 10-23-2004, 04:48 PM   #7
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Hello Everyone,
To followup, I used the original FAQ that I had posted and the fglrx did not work as the second faq from Stanford stated. Then I replaced my xorg.conf file with the back up and implemented the changes recommended in the second faq. Now I have 3D rendering. Problem solved, I hope you have luck with this too. Cheers
 
Old 10-23-2004, 06:49 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by RedRaven
Has anyone been able to actually get the 3D rendering to work for an ATI card?
Yes i have.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 08:14 PM   #9
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Hihi a smartass
 
Old 10-24-2004, 08:51 AM   #10
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Successfully installed FC2 on a Centrino-equipped Dell Latitude D600 with an ATI Radeon 9000M. Here's the hell:

1.) The ATI patch everyone is using in those Radeon FAQs seem to only work against the stock 2.6.5-1.358 kernel. I installed every kernel RPM update available, but no luck..just hell.

2.) Build-your-own-kernel is still the best way. I built a kernel from the 2.6.9 vanilla sources and had no need to patch the Radeon driver. Just "#rpm -ivh" the fglrx driver and you're done. Getting in excess of 800FPS with glxgears!
 
Old 10-24-2004, 12:29 PM   #11
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Are you getting 800 FPS or 80 FPS, 800 seems really high. Assuming GLX Gears is the Screensaver, what do you get for ant spotlight. I patched and used the how tos and am getting about 50 FPS right now.

Second, how do I build my own kernel?
 
Old 10-24-2004, 02:48 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by RedRaven
Are you getting 800 FPS or 80 FPS, 800 seems really high. Assuming GLX Gears is the Screensaver, what do you get for ant spotlight. I patched and used the how tos and am getting about 50 FPS right now.

Second, how do I build my own kernel?
Here's a cut n paste of my glxgears (not the screensaver) output:

Code:
4442 frames in 5.0 seconds = 888.400 FPS
4522 frames in 5.0 seconds = 904.400 FPS
4769 frames in 5.0 seconds = 953.800 FPS
4766 frames in 5.0 seconds = 953.200 FPS
4770 frames in 5.0 seconds = 954.000 FPS
4769 frames in 5.0 seconds = 953.800 FPS
4763 frames in 5.0 seconds = 952.600 FPS
4769 frames in 5.0 seconds = 953.800 FPS
4766 frames in 5.0 seconds = 953.200 FPS
4768 frames in 5.0 seconds = 953.600 FPS
The antspotlight screensaver gives me 48FPS. But since I only have a Radeon 9000M, I think you should be getting a much higher score than 50FPS with your 9600.

As for how to build your own kernel, perhaps someone here can provide you with a good FC2 kernel howto.

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