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Old 12-11-2005, 10:57 PM   #1
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ATI Driver Issues


Hey guys, I started using Linux for the first time about a month ago and I'm working through everything and loving it. Just have a few questions and I guess this is the place to put them...

I downloaded the ATI Driver Installer and ran it, and everything seem to go through perfectly. However, when I try to open the ATI Control Panel I just get a loading screen in the taskbar and then after a few moments it goes away. I ran the 'top' command in console and it never came up. I reinstalled everything a few times and checked in the config file for ATI and it didn't say anything specific.

Any ideas? Btw, I'm running FC4

--Thanks!
 
Old 12-13-2005, 12:38 PM   #2
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I guess to clarify the error when I put in:

$ cd /usr/X11R6/bin/
$ fireglcontrolpanel

I get:

fireglcontrolpanel: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I did a ls command in the directory and fireglcontrolpanel exists... I'm at a lost.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 10:27 AM   #3
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its saying libstd++.so.5 doesn't exist, it could be looking for a lib that your system does not have. You might have a newer version of the lib on your computer and the program is looking for the old one.

You could try using the command line commands to configure your card, or edit your xorg.conf, xfree86.conf (whatever distro you have) by hand.

I hate to say this, but ATI has a long way to go to get things working in the linux world, I had an ATI card too when i first started, and it was a constant war to get it to work everytime I did an upgrade. I recently switched to a cheap walmart nvidia card and life hasn't been better.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 01:10 PM   #4
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Quote:
fireglcontrolpanel: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
This rpm provides the missing library.

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I hate to say this, but ATI has a long way to go to get things working in the linux world, I had an ATI card too when i first started, and it was a constant war to get it to work everytime I did an upgrade. I recently switched to a cheap walmart nvidia card and life hasn't been better.
Next X.org release includes open source 3D support for most (all?) radeons, no proprietary junk needed anymore.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 02:40 PM   #5
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Awesome, I installed that rpm and it loads up great! Thanks guys!

However, there were only a few tabs. This might be because ATI fails to fully embrace Linux but is there a way to alter video card settings like Anti-Aliasing and all that jazz?

Thanks for the help guys!
 
Old 12-17-2005, 05:47 PM   #6
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In order to configure anti-aliasing you will have to manually edit your xorg.conf
 
Old 12-18-2005, 01:21 PM   #7
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ahh... where might i find the xorg.conf file?
 
Old 12-18-2005, 11:01 PM   #8
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Typically it is located in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 12-19-2005, 02:54 PM   #9
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awesome, thanks!
 
Old 12-19-2005, 03:17 PM   #10
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I'm curious if your ATI card is actually 3d enabled at present. I've had too many half-arsed attempts that *seemed* ok only to find out that glxgears gave me ~134fps.

A few things to do:
1) find out how many frames per second you're getting: glxgears
My 9800pro gets about 4400fps. My X800pro gets about 9600fps.

2) see if the ATI OpenGL drivers are loading; enter one of the following:
a. glxinfo
b. lspci|grep 'GL'
If you see "Radeon" or "ATI" mentioned there you're in good shape. If you see "Mesa" you're not.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 12:08 PM   #11
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I ran glxinfo and it definently said ATI Radeon in there. I ran glxgears and I got ~4255fps

So I guess it all runs good. I was getting harsh performace loss when trying to wine certain games. I guess I'll get Cedega and be done with it. Thanks guys!
 
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What should I do if my ATi OpenGL drivers arent loading properly and i got MESAS drivers?

That is what i got when I enter glxinfo:

OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www-mesa3d-org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.2.1)


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