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Old 10-12-2004, 01:15 PM   #1
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Is 3D Possible with Radeon 9800?


Hi I installed SuSe 9.1. I have trying to find out If 3D Possible with Radeon 9800?

I have reading all over some people say yes others no.
Could someone tell if it's possible or no.
..Thanks!!
 
Old 10-12-2004, 03:59 PM   #2
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Yes it definitely is.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 11:24 PM   #3
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Thats good news. what instrucions would i use?
 
Old 10-12-2004, 11:50 PM   #4
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To follow the instructions is to go insane. I suggest u hold back just a little bit longer, until ATI decides to make a better driver, thats a .bin, then a .rpm.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 02:45 AM   #5
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Bah! That's for the weak and timid! I've installed ATI'd proprietary drivers successfully on two out of two computers so far. Hardly a representative sample I know, but it should be taken as a sign of hope.

There are instructions for installing the drivers on the ATI website, but essentially, you install the rpm (yes it already comes as an rpm) with rpm -iv --force --nodeps (make sure kernel source is installed first), then do:

su -
<your password here>
cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
chmod u+x make.sh
./make.sh
cd ..
chmod u+x make_install.sh
./make_install.sh
exit

and then startx.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 10:59 PM   #6
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And if that doesn't work then do this after you install the RPM.

# modprobe agpgart
# modprobe fglrx

And if you have an Nforce mobo do this too...

# modprobe nforce (or similar, I kinda forgot, damn ill reply back if this is wrong. It shouldn't be)
 
Old 10-13-2004, 11:17 PM   #7
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First, Thank for respondeing. I'll try and follow your guys advice, if I run into a problem i'll let you know.

Thanks...
 
Old 10-14-2004, 03:45 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by RHLinuxGUY
And if you have an Nforce mobo do this too...

# modprobe nforce (or similar, I kinda forgot, damn ill reply back if this is wrong. It shouldn't be)
Oh yeah, I forgot about that. I do have an NForce motherboard, and the correct module is:

modprobe nvidia-agp

I found it most convenient to compile this into the kernel, but it works as a module too. Oh, one other thing: you want to use external agpgart, that is, in the config file you want:

UseInternalAgpgart "No"
 
  


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