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Old 07-25-2003, 11:16 AM   #1
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Unhappy ATI Radeon 9600 pro Open GL drivers please...


Help!

I am simply trying to leave windows xp behind me.....I want to get 3D acceleration with my Radeon 9600 pro. The only video driver working with it right now is the VESA drivers. Please somebody help....
 
Old 07-25-2003, 11:37 AM   #2
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Dude, not to sound like a dick, but...

Do a search.

I've posted many times on this subject alone.

But here's an outline:

Get the drivers for the FireGL 8700/8800 for your version of XFree86, which is probably 4.3.0 from here:

http://www.Schneider-Digital.de/

Yes, it's in german, but its straightforward-- Click on downloads, and then ati - and you'll see a table of drivers for you to download.

Download those and uncompress them with :

unzip <file>

which will leave you with a new directory with the driver rpm file.

You will need to have the kernel sources in order to compile the module you need (fglrx).

Good luck. Once you unzip the package, read the install or readme file in the new directory.

You can also check out my thread on this in the "Member Success Stories" section.

-ShadeSchneider-Digital.de

Last edited by Shade; 07-25-2003 at 11:39 AM.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 07:50 PM   #3
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Question Is it for ATI Radeon 9600 Pro?

hi,
Shade, i don't get it.
The problem was that people trying to find a Radeon 9600 pro driver for the graphics card to work, but why do u gave a driver for nVidia card?
no offense.

thanks
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:22 PM   #4
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Talking Thanks!!

tricky_linux... they are for the Radeon 9600 Pro

Thanks to this thread I can now go ahead and order my Radeon 9600 Pro card
 
Old 07-30-2003, 09:32 PM   #5
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but ...

but is there an english version ?
How i am going to read the README file if it was in Germany?

Last edited by tricky_linux; 07-30-2003 at 09:41 PM.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 03:43 PM   #6
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The Readme is in English. It looks like a modified version of ATI's FireGL drivers so they support the Radeon series
 
Old 09-07-2003, 04:43 PM   #7
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Re: Thanks!!

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tricky_linux... they are for the Radeon 9600 Pro

Thanks to this thread I can now go ahead and order my Radeon 9600 Pro card
Ugh, don't order that card just yet. It's not as easy as he makes it sound. I'm a newbie linux user converted from Windows XP and I can't get my Radeon 9700 Pro to work. If you're a linux pro, go for it. But if you suck like me, forget it. Wait until ATI officially releases something like Nvidia did.

Or wait until Mandrake 9.8. HOpefully it'll be fixed by then?
 
Old 09-07-2003, 04:44 PM   #8
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Re: ATI Radeon 9600 pro Open GL drivers please...

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Originally posted by mrbomus
Help!

I am simply trying to leave windows xp behind me.....I want to get 3D acceleration with my Radeon 9600 pro. The only video driver working with it right now is the VESA drivers. Please somebody help....
Welcome to the "I can't get my ATI Radeon to work in Linux Club".
 
Old 09-13-2003, 07:35 PM   #9
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Re: Re: Thanks!!

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Originally posted by Micro420
Ugh, don't order that card just yet. It's not as easy as he makes it sound. I'm a newbie linux user converted from Windows XP and I can't get my Radeon 9700 Pro to work. If you're a linux pro, go for it. But if you suck like me, forget it. Wait until ATI officially releases something like Nvidia did.

Or wait until Mandrake 9.8. HOpefully it'll be fixed by then?
1) I only use RedHat... more to the point who mentioned Mandrake?
2) Those drivers from schneider-digital.de are official ATI drivers
3) Im not ordering that card after all, because Windows 2000 won't do different resolutions with ATI Cards (its an ATI Driver limitation) so it's going to be an nVIDIA based card.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 10:50 AM   #10
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Here's a success story with the 9800pro.

Setup:

Mandrake 9.2 RC2
Nforce2 Mobo (abit)
Saphire 9800pro 128MB

I used the ati 3.2.5 drivers from their website. Once done I ran fglxconfig. I chose all of the defaults for video settings EXCEPT I used the kernel agp module and chose the compatibility setting for WineX (number 2). After that I had to reboot completly. I was up and running with open gl running great. Fired up WOlfenstein and it ran perfectly.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 01:10 PM   #11
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I have SuSE 8.2 running now. They have a downloadable RPM package that I have tried to install and run fglrx with, but doesn't work (get device not found error or something like that when it tries to use the video card at a PCI address I forget right now).

Perhaps my problem was that eh? Maybe I should skip the SuSE package and use the one from ATI? Did you have to --force the install?

How did you change to the kernel AGP module? Was it in grub?


MOBO is an ASUS P4P800, which uses 8x AGP -- vid card is also 9800 pro.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 07:41 PM   #12
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I did use the --force when I installed. When you run the fglrxconfig script after installing the driver you will be given the option to use the kernel agp or the one that is provided with the drivers. It was there that I told it to use the existing kernel package.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 10:57 PM   #13
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Thanks, but ironically enough I got it working before I read your reply. The newer drivers directly from ATI work great! When I followed the directions carefully, I got everything installed without any error messages.

Cool huh? I've been trying for some time, almost totally gave up in favor of a new release.

Yay!
 
Old 09-21-2003, 12:24 PM   #14
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3D!!!!!!!!

I had just got my ATI Radeon 9600 Pro work yesterday and it runs fairly. But what's up with 3D Hardware Acelerate was denied??
How can i get 3d work??

Helppppp
 
Old 09-21-2003, 04:53 PM   #15
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I'm not sure I can help (being a new to Linux as it is), but I need more details to even start guessing.
 
  


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