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Old 07-24-2007, 05:23 AM   #1
lostinpurdy
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Unhappy fglrx on Vectorlinux don't work :(


Trying out VectorLinux 5.8 standard gold and it's pretty cool and all but when I tried to install the fglrx driver for my ATI X1600, it just won't take it. It seems to install and I did the aticonfig thing and even changed everything in xorg.conf from vesa/mesa to fglrx to no avail. When doing fglrxinfo, it keeps telling me it uses mesa and some error message about some xlib xfree86-DRI extensions missing what am I doing wrong now??

root:# fglrxinfo
Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.4.1)

Here's my xorg.conf

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "extmod"
Load "xtrap"
Load "record"
Load "dbe"
Load "dri"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbLayout" "us" ## KEYBOARD_MAP!
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
HorizSync 30.0 - 83.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
Option "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"

### Available Driver options are:-
### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
### [arg]: arg optional
#Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
#Option "DefaultRefresh" # [<bool>]
#Option "ModeSetClearScreen" # [<bool>]
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "fglrx"
VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc"
BoardName "Unknown Board"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
Driver "fglrx"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
Device "aticonfig-Device[0]"
Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 07-24-2007, 06:10 AM   #2
Mark Havel
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Type lspci in the shell, spot the line where it tells you about the graphic card and see if it is in the same bus ID than writed in the xorg.conf file. If not, use the bus ID told by lspci.

You should also tell the "Screen" section to use the detailled Device known as "Card0" instead of the aticonfig generated one.

Last edited by Mark Havel; 07-24-2007 at 06:12 AM.
 
Old 07-24-2007, 03:46 PM   #3
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Oh, what I forgot to mention was that the GUI is working but 3D accelaration won't work at all, so xorg.conf seems ok so far but the GL stuff just won't work right (choppy, rough). When running "glxgears" I keep getting the same error message spotted earlier running "fglrxinfo" PLUS I get another fatal error when exiting glxgears - behold and feast your eyes on THIS (cr@p)

root:# glxgears
Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
3634 frames in 5.2 seconds = 703.246 FPS
3480 frames in 5.0 seconds = 691.267 FPS
3480 frames in 5.0 seconds = 694.706 FPS
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 25300 requests (31 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

So.. where do I get this XFree86-DRI extension thing?? Or is it something completely different?

BTW: It still runs on mesa

Last edited by lostinpurdy; 07-24-2007 at 04:00 PM.
 
  


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