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i know that nvidia released drivers for the 2.6 kernel, but ATI has done nothing so far. perhaps the ati drivers are not compatible? i have the same video card as you, and in 2.4.166-athlon kernel, i het aobut 4500 fps in glxgears.
Originally posted by kleptophobiac ehh, I compile my own.
so, to get fglrx working properly, will I have to regress to the 2.4.x kernels?
No you shouldn't, Ati's drivers have their fair share of issues but they build on kernel 2.6 since before it went "official".
Did you compile your kernel with; CONFIG_AGP=m
are they both inserted in the kernel before you try and startx? ...see with lsmod
Also did you select Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no" when you ran #fglrxconfig
Re-installing the driver after a kernel upgrade only involves rebuilding the drm module.
Get into /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod and run the make.sh script to build the new module, then back in /lib/modules/fglrx to install the module through the make_install.sh script.
Note that this is also needed for 1st time install on distros that won't deal with the driver in it's native .rpm format, i.e. unless you installed the driver using rpm -ivh --force <pkg>.rpm on a compatible distro [...R-H, Mdk, and possibly SUSE] you'll need to build and install the module manually.
If you still can't get it, refer to, and post your errors from,
/lib/modules/fglrx/make<version>.log for built time errors,
/var/log/XFree86.0.log for xserver errors and warnings
dmesg for errors in regards to agp
lsmod to see what modules are loaded.
There are no errors. Everything works fine. The modules load, I have agpgart as a module, it loads, everything does peachy. I'm loading glx. I built the drivers with no issues. I used rpm2tgz and then installed the package, built, installed, and ran the config. I'll go try the external agpgart now.
Originally posted by kleptophobiac There are no errors. Everything works fine. The modules load, I have agpgart as a module, it loads, everything does peachy. I'm loading glx. I built the drivers with no issues. I used rpm2tgz and then installed the package, built, installed, and ran the config. I'll go try the external agpgart now.