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Old 09-18-2005, 01:29 PM   #1
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help lost 3D support on my laptop with ATI M7


here is the portion of my X11/XF86Config-4 that has not been changed, but when i went from testing to unstable on my laptop (debian 2.6.11.x kernel) i lost all 3D access and am only getting in the mid 100s on FPS with glxgears.

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Section "Device"
        Identifier      "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]"
        Driver          "radeon"
EndSection
i have it set to radeon as is correct, or so i thought. after looking at the ATI web page for drivers the newest drivers do not support my older vid card. anything i can do to get the 3d support back?

not that i use this laptop for much gaming, but my kids play a few of the tux games on it and now they will no longer run. i used to get in the 300-600FPS range before i made the change to unstable.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 10:45 AM   #2
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bump still looking for some help on this issue.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 01:46 AM   #3
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i know there is limited love for the ATI world around here, but i am kind of stuck with this vid card. it is not like my desktop were i could go out and buy a new vid card. i am not replacing this laptop for a long time to come. it just works to well for what it does 90% of the time to be replaced any time soon.

still looking for some guidance at dealing with this issue in linux. in windows i know exactly how to fix this problem, but not a clue in linux.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 08:39 AM   #4
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I'm a Nvidia boy but if you post your X86config I may be able to help.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 11:06 AM   #5
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here it is, thanks:

Code:
# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
#
#   cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
#   md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
#   dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

Section "Files"
	FontPath	"unix/:7100"			# local font server
	# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load	"GLcore"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"dbe"
	Load	"ddc"
	Load	"dri"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"glx"
	Load	"int10"
	Load	"record"
	Load	"speedo"
	Load	"type1"
	Load	"vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"keyboard"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xfree86"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux"
	Option		"Protocol"		"PS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]"
	Driver		"radeon"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
	HorizSync	28-50
	VertRefresh	43-75
	Option		"DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]"
	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
	Screen		"Default Screen"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice	"Generic Mouse"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Mode	0666
EndSection
 
Old 09-20-2005, 11:31 AM   #6
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Try getting rid of the Load "dri" under section module that should help improve fps then report back.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 12:11 PM   #7
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better then before, but still not good enough for the kids to play tux racer or any other 3D game for that matter:

Code:
ray@laptop:~$ glxgears
869 frames in 5.0 seconds = 173.800 FPS
900 frames in 5.0 seconds = 180.000 FPS
904 frames in 5.0 seconds = 180.800 FPS
1017 frames in 5.0 seconds = 203.400 FPS
1017 frames in 5.0 seconds = 203.400 FPS
so we are up almost 100 points on that.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 12:44 PM   #8
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Add to: Section "Device"
Option "ForcePCIMode" "true"
Option "nodri"

You didn't give your system specs so I don't know if this will work or not. And which debian release are you using? There was a bug reported that dri was the cause for your video card being so slow. So stopping the dri module from loading should have bumped you up in the 500-800fps range.Try searching google for your card and dri.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:50 AM   #9
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Ok, added that and will test it when I get home.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 10:57 AM   #10
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helped a tad, but still hovering around 180 - 200
 
Old 09-21-2005, 10:19 PM   #11
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Code:
ray@laptop:~$ glxgears
Xlib:  extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
1041 frames in 5.0 seconds = 208.200 FPS
1129 frames in 5.0 seconds = 225.800 FPS
1130 frames in 5.0 seconds = 226.000 FPS
1130 frames in 5.0 seconds = 226.000 FPS
1017 frames in 5.0 seconds = 203.400 FPS
1130 frames in 5.0 seconds = 226.000 FPS
still not good enough for any kind of 3D gaming for the kids.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 11:35 AM   #12
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any other ideas?
 
  


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