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Old 01-13-2006, 06:44 AM   #1
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Ati Radeon Mobility X300 Graphics Card


Hello!

I just installed the ATI proprietory driver for this card on my Linux, Kernel 2.6.14.

What is strange is that KDE is very slow when using that driver. However, while I am running the supplied 'glxgears' program, the entire system seems to speed up to par. It's like this program is somehow changing the system.

Any help how to properly configure this driver so I don't need to run glxgears to have a decent system would be great.

thanks,
Murdock
 
Old 01-14-2006, 04:07 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Murdock1979
Hello!

I just installed the ATI proprietory driver for this card on my Linux, Kernel 2.6.14.

What is strange is that KDE is very slow when using that driver. However, while I am running the supplied 'glxgears' program, the entire system seems to speed up to par. It's like this program is somehow changing the system.

Any help how to properly configure this driver so I don't need to run glxgears to have a decent system would be great.

thanks,
Murdock
post your xorg.conf would be handy (xorg.bak preferably

fgrep --invert-match '#' /etc/X11/xorg.conf| tr -s ' '>~xorg.bak
 
Old 01-14-2006, 04:09 AM   #3
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my conf for ATI x300 onboard

Code:
Section "dri"
 Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "Module"


 Load "type1"
 Load "freetype"



 Subsection "extmod"
 EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "Files"

 RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"


 FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
 FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
 FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
 FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
 FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
 FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
 FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"













EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Keyboard1"
 Driver "kbd"
 Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
 Option "XkbLayout" "us"



 Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"






 Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Mouse1"
 Driver "mouse"
 Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
 Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
 Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection



Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Monitor0"
EndSection



Section "Device"
 Identifier "Standard VGA"
 VendorName "Unknown"
 BoardName "Unknown"




 Driver "vga"



EndSection

Section "Device"
 Identifier "ATI Graphics Adapter"
 Driver "fglrx"

 Screen 0
 Option "FSAAMSPosY1" "0.000000"
 Option "StereoSyncEnable" "1"
 Option "CapabilitiesEx" "0x00000000"

 Option "FSAAMSPosX5" "0.000000"
 Option "FSAAMSPosX2" "0.000000"
 Option "FSAAMSPosY4" "0.000000"

 Option "PseudoColorVisuals" "off"
 Option "FSAAMSPosX4" "0.000000"
 Option "FSAAMSPosY0" "0.000000"
 Option "FSAADisableGamma" "no"

 Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
 Option "GammaCorrectionII" "0x00000000"
 Option "ForceGenericCPU" "no"


 Option "CenterMode" "off"
 Option "FSAAMSPosY5" "0.000000"

 Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
 Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos" "no"
 Option "FSAAScale" "1"

 Option "DesktopSetup" "(null)"

 Option "FSAAEnable" "no"
 Option "no_dri" "no"
 Option "FSAAMSPosX0" "0.000000"
 Option "GammaCorrectionI" "0x00000000"
 Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "yes"
 Option "BlockSignalsOnLock" "on"
 Option "FSAAMSPosX1" "0.000000"

 Option "no_accel" "no"

 Option "UseFastTLS" "0"
 Option "FSAAMSPosY3" "0.000000"

 Option "Capabilities" "0x00000000"
 Option "FSAAMSPosY2" "0.000000"

 Option "Stereo" "off"
 Option "ScreenOverlap" "0"
 Option "FSAAMSPosX3" "0.000000"
EndSection


Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Screen0"
 Device "ATI Graphics Adapter"
 Monitor "Monitor0"
 DefaultDepth 24

 Subsection "Display"
 Depth 24
 Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
 EndSubsection
EndSection


Section "ServerLayout"
 Identifier "Server Layout"
 InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
 InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"


 Screen "Screen0"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
 Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
 
Old 01-14-2006, 11:16 PM   #4
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Thanks!

Here you go...looks pretty much the same, but maybe I missed something.


Code:

Section "dri"
    Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "Module"



    SubSection  "extmod"
    EndSubSection

    Load        "type1"
    Load        "freetype"


EndSection


Section "Files"


    RgbPath	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"


    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"



EndSection


Section "ServerFlags"















EndSection



Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier	"Keyboard1"
    Driver	"kbd"


    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"






    Option "XkbRules"	"xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel"	"pc101"
    Option "XkbLayout"	"us"

EndSection



Section "InputDevice"


    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
    Option "Device"     "/dev/input/mice"









EndSection





Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "Monitor0"

EndSection





Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Standard VGA"
    VendorName  "Unknown"
    BoardName   "Unknown"




    Driver      "vga"




EndSection


Section "Device"
    Identifier                          "ATI Graphics Adapter"
    Driver                              "fglrx"
    Option "no_accel"                   "no"
    Option "no_dri"                     "no"
    Option "DesktopSetup"               "(null)" 
    Option "ScreenOverlap"              "0" 
    Option "GammaCorrectionI"           "0x00000000"
    Option "GammaCorrectionII"          "0x00000000"
    Option "Capabilities"               "0x00000000"
    Option "CapabilitiesEx"             "0x00000000"
    Option "VideoOverlay"               "on"
    Option "OpenGLOverlay"              "off"
    Option "CenterMode"                 "off"
    Option "PseudoColorVisuals"         "off"
    Option "Stereo"                     "off"
    Option "StereoSyncEnable"           "1"
    Option "FSAAEnable"                 "no"
    Option "FSAAScale"                  "1"
    Option "FSAADisableGamma"           "no"
    Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos"         "no"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX0"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY0"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX1"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY1"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX2"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY2"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX3"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY3"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX4"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY4"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX5"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY5"                "0.000000"
    Option "UseFastTLS"                 "0"
    Option "BlockSignalsOnLock"         "on"
    Option "UseInternalAGPGART"         "yes"
    Option "ForceGenericCPU"            "no"
    Screen 0
EndSection


Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen0"
    Device      "ATI Graphics Adapter"
    Monitor     "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1680x1050" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
EndSection



Section "ServerLayout"

    Identifier  "Server Layout"


    Screen "Screen0"


    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection

Also, when I move the mouse around a lot it seems to speed things up. Maybe it's just my imagination though.

Btw, the fgrep command knocks out every line that has a '#' in it - even ones with initiated configuration instructions. Like: load "dbe" # load double buffer
does not show in the output.

Thanks again,
Murdock

Last edited by Murdock1979; 01-14-2006 at 11:23 PM.
 
Old 01-15-2006, 01:24 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Murdock1979
Thanks!
Btw, the fgrep command knocks out every line that has a '#' in it - even ones with initiated configuration instructions. Like: load "dbe" # load double buffer
does not show in the output.
yes thats the idea every phrase sentence line that starts with # is commented out and ignored.

i wanted it a bit shorter quicker to skim over

(if you can figure how to get rid of the extra blank lines
im all ears



itś scary how identical your xorg file is.

except ive had problems with alignment in the xorg file cause issues for me

as seen here

Code:
    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
    Option "Device"     "/dev/input/mice"
open it in kwrite and make sure they all line up correctly
 
  


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