LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-04-2004, 01:57 AM   #1
doxxan
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Västerås, Sweden
Distribution: Gentoo, Slackware
Posts: 35

Rep: Reputation: 15
ATI Drivers (or something) behaving strangely...


I've got a strange thing going on with my ati drivers. I modprobe fglrx, start x, and run fglrxinfo. It says I have mesa drivers. I kill x, rmmod fglrx and modprobe it again, and start x. Now, fglrxinfo says Radeon 9600 etc etc. Anyone have a similar problem, or can tell what's this all about?

Oh, yeah, this only happens once, right after linux has finished booting up.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 05:11 AM   #2
Aussie
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Brisvegas, Antipodes
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,590

Rep: Reputation: 56
Make sure that agpgart is loaded before you do "startx".
 
Old 02-19-2004, 05:58 AM   #3
doxxan
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Västerås, Sweden
Distribution: Gentoo, Slackware
Posts: 35

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Ok, i've had look at the problem. It appears that it only happens the first time X is started, not the fglrx module. This means I have to restart X once every time I start linux before I can use my cards full potential.

Can this be related to me not using the external agpgart? I've got it compiled into my kernel, but every time I configure X to use the external agpgart, my entire computer locks up with a black screen. Locks up as in, have to do a hard reset, and strangely, my XF86Config-4 gets totally messed up, containing log pieces from various places and strange chars.

Anyone?
 
Old 02-19-2004, 02:37 PM   #4
robthebob
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: York, UK
Distribution: Gentoo, WinXP
Posts: 40

Rep: Reputation: 15
Usually agpgart gets compiled as a module. If you compile it straight into the kernel, I'm not quite sure what it would try and do, but my feeling is that it will always be used.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Second X Server behaving (at least to me) strangely exitsfunnel Linux - Software 2 05-13-2005 05:52 PM
PPP behaving strangely since network change. joe83 Slackware 5 09-25-2004 09:30 PM
BitTorrent Tracker Behaving Strangely When Run Through Linux Iptables Firewall tvynr Linux - Networking 0 04-07-2004 03:54 PM
GTK-based Apps Behaving Strangely After Upgrading to Kernel 2.6.2 johnleemk Linux - Software 2 02-08-2004 07:46 AM
Unix/Perl/Sendmail behaving strangely! stephbock Linux - General 6 01-21-2003 03:56 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:10 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration