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Old 05-07-2003, 07:51 PM   #1
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FireGL Drivers and XFree86 4.3.0


Does anyone have a hint at when ATI will be releasing FireGL drivers for XFree86 4.3.0? I just installed RedHat 9 (yes, I am a newb) and don't want to try to install 4.2.0 just to get 3D acceleration... Otherwise, does anyone know of any alternatives?
 
Old 05-07-2003, 08:00 PM   #2
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download the drivers for 4.3 from this site...
http://www.schneider-digital.de/down...linux_X4.3.zip

for more info read this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=56635
 
Old 05-07-2003, 09:53 PM   #3
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I downloaded the drivers and installed them, everything went fine. Now I restarted the xserver and I get this...

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(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found
(EE) fglrx(0): [agp] unable to aquire AGL, error "xf86_ENODEV"
(EE) fglrx(0): cannot init AGP

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Anyone have any ideas? I found a line specifying the BusID in one of my Device sections and tried disabling that but it didn't seem to do anything.
 
Old 05-07-2003, 10:04 PM   #4
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maybe a stupid question but after installing the drivers did you do the fglrxconfig to create an XF86Config file that was ATI friendly?
 
Old 05-07-2003, 11:35 PM   #5
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Yep... Do you think this could have something to do with having or not having the agp driver?
 
Old 05-08-2003, 09:09 AM   #6
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no it shouldn't. ATI provides its own agpgart driver. check your pci (cat /proc/pci) and look at your cards bus id... there have been instances where ATI defines the wrong device ID in XF86Config.
 
Old 05-09-2003, 03:32 PM   #7
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So, it hit me. As I was looking at /proc/pci & then messing with the BusID field, I noticed that the XF86 error changed but not how I expected it too. It would display that it was missing the device section for ID 1:0:1 when I had 1:0:0 typed in and vice versa. So, then it hit me that their is not device section for the secondary display that I found in /proc/pci (note, if you install this card in windows their is a primary and secondary driver). So, I tried whipping up something quick using the same driver but it didn't take. So does anyone know how I create the device section for the secondary driver?
 
Old 05-10-2003, 12:13 PM   #8
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Did some research for anyone else having the same problem as me and found this post as well...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=58490

Last edited by makai_wi; 05-10-2003 at 04:23 PM.
 
Old 05-12-2003, 10:02 AM   #9
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so 'try_unsupported' work for you and you're up and running now?
 
Old 05-12-2003, 12:56 PM   #10
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Nope, I wish it did... I am having a problem with my agpgart driver detecting the ram in video card... It just fails, so I'm unsure if I should just upgrade my kernel or what... Maybe I am using the wrong gart driver or something?
 
Old 05-13-2003, 08:58 AM   #11
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what's your hardware? the important items are the motherboard (and its northbridge chipset) and your AGP card.

perhaps we can add the support.
 
Old 05-13-2003, 07:17 PM   #12
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Here are my hardware specs...

CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2200+
Motherboard: Tyan Trinity KT400 (Via KT400 Chipset)
Video Card: ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
 
Old 05-13-2003, 08:59 PM   #13
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hey makai, i feel your pain, i have almost the exact same system. I even started the thread linked in the first response. Argh, this has been an endless search.

Schneider-digital drivers are only good for certain cards...none on the 9x00 series unfortunately. I believe i've tried every other solution, even using a .o from a guy here (i trusted him =P ). it;s a waiting game for you and me both, unless some genius comes up with own source for a driver
 
Old 05-14-2003, 08:26 AM   #14
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Martinman, I don't understand... have you tried the ATI driver for XFree86 4.2? Or the modified ATI driver from that other website for 4.3? What problems did you run into? I know that those drivers support the KT400 chipset... what problems did you get getting it to run?
 
Old 05-14-2003, 01:55 PM   #15
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yeah, the 4.2 drivers i've tried and they dont run (rpms) and the modified drivers (ati.2) don't work with my card/chipset, the schneider-digital drivers only support a select few cards, none even in the radeon family !

you're pretty much my last hope, besides waiting for ati
 
  


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