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Old 01-28-2004, 08:47 PM   #1
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No 3d Acceleration with ATI Radeon 9600


Hi this is my first post here

I just recently bought a new laptop a Gateway M675XL, and I have been searching up and down on how to get 3d acceleration on my ATI Radeon 9600. Nothing has worked from what I have searched, and ATI's drivers don't do anything but give me errors such as I need a kernel higher than 2.4.8 and I have a 2.4.22-xfs kernel stock from knoppix. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 08:52 PM   #2
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Do you have the kernel sources installed?
 
Old 01-28-2004, 08:56 PM   #3
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Yeah I apt-get the kernel sources for the 2.4.22 kernel. To be more specific with the error. When I alien the drivers and force the install, then goto install in /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod it says I need a higer kernel.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:09 PM   #4
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Does anyone have any stories about getting a radeon to work???

Do I need a 2.6 kernel to do it?? anyone
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:18 PM   #5
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i doubt things not working in 2.4 will work in 2.6
i havent seen that happening.

also, i wouldnt trust alien'ing some rpm for such things. just get the src and "./configure, make, make install".
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:24 PM   #6
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Do you think you could point me in the right direction for the ATI driver's that aren't in rpm format. I haven't found any specifically for debian. Thanks
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:40 PM   #7
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sorry man. nvidia user here - so, google ...
oshouldnt it just be on the ATi page?
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:48 PM   #8
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All ATI has is the rpm's
 
Old 01-28-2004, 10:00 PM   #9
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http://xoomer.virgilio.it/flavio.sta...installer.html

wanna try that ... ?

but b4 that, i hope u have already looked at
http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/readme0370.txt
?
 
Old 01-28-2004, 10:21 PM   #10
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Thanks for the help h/w, I have already bookmarked that site and tried the steps didn't work out for me. Maybe it just wasn't meant to be.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 06:48 AM   #11
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Have you tried:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=122514
 
Old 01-29-2004, 10:05 AM   #12
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You can also get a program called "rpm2targz" and this will convert the .rpm driver file to .tar.gz format so you can install the driver.

rberry88
 
Old 01-29-2004, 04:07 PM   #13
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This is something I like seeing

9429 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1885.800 FPS
12999 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2599.800 FPS
20770 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4154.000 FPS
20783 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4156.600 FPS
20758 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4151.600 FPS
20773 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4154.600 FPS

I followed the instructions again from h/w 's link and it worked.

Now I need to get my sound working on this monster and I'm set.

Thanks
 
  


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