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Old 01-27-2004, 04:12 PM   #1
Twigathy
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AGP problems on radeon 9600 pro on mandrake 9.2


I managed to get 2D working fine, downloaded and installed the ATI binary for my version of Xfree and installed the kernal sources (Damn mandrake for not including them on the CD's....grr) and did the two scripts it told me to run after I installed the RPM...now I cant get a GUI at all.

From what I can gather there is a problem with my AGP settings somewhere, but being a total newbie to all this Im not certain what to do about it. Heres my xfree-logfile for you to pore over, the only errors I could see are at the end (Due to huge message length I cant seem to post it here, so you can download it from www.twigathy.com/XFreelog.log

Help much appreciated

Twigathy


Below is the end of the logfile where the error took place....probably the most important bit
Code:
(EE) fglrx(0): [agp] Failed to set AGP mode!
(EE) fglrx(0): cannot init AGP
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] removed 1 reserved context for kernel
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] unmapping 8192 bytes of SAREA 0xe0b07000 at 0x40015000
(WW) fglrx(0): ***********************************************
(WW) fglrx(0): * DRI initialization failed!                  *
(WW) fglrx(0): * (maybe driver kernel module missing or bad) *
(WW) fglrx(0): * 2D acceleraton available (MMIO)             *
(WW) fglrx(0): * no 3D acceleration available                *
(WW) fglrx(0): ********************************************* *
(II) fglrx(0): FBADPhys: 0xb0000000 FBMappedSize: 0x08000000
 
Old 01-27-2004, 05:51 PM   #2
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Tried using the AGP Gart external module, loading it before running X but still doesnt work, any inspirational ideas?
 
Old 01-27-2004, 06:04 PM   #3
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Here's what you have to do in order:

1. Download and install your kernel source rpm, if its mandrake 9.2 default should be 24.22.10.
install with: rpm -i --force <filename>
2. Download the latest ATI driver for your Xfree version
install with: rpm -i --force <filename>
3 go into /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod and type ./make.sh
4 go back one dir to /lib/modules/fglrx and type ./make_install.sh
5 run fglrxinfo and setup your hardware accordingly
6 reboot and hope it works

I did this and got my 9700 pro working, well at least most of the time

Good luck
 
Old 01-27-2004, 06:07 PM   #4
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done all of those steps, i rebooted, hoped but unfortunately it didnt work
 
Old 01-28-2004, 02:40 AM   #5
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*Boing*

Any suggestions?

<Edit>Anyone?

Last edited by Twigathy; 01-28-2004 at 11:19 AM.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 08:04 AM   #6
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Did you tell frglxconfig to load the external agp module?
also search the distrubutions/mandrake forum and look for a post started by NBN
and see if it helps you.

Also be sure to look at the driver from ATI and make sure its for the i586 architecture, if not look here http://www.schneider-digital.de/html/download_ati.html


Cya
 
Old 01-29-2004, 12:05 PM   #7
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Yes, i've tried both the external and internal modules, and the external one is compiled ok, so thats not the problem

<Bump>

Anyone had any bright ideas? My mobo is an ASRock k7s5a

Last edited by Twigathy; 02-01-2004 at 12:07 PM.
 
  


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