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Old 09-02-2004, 11:44 AM   #1
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Pci Video Card And Ati Drivers


Hi All,

I have a RADEON 9200SE PCI video card and I am trying to get it to work under FC1. I have everything set up properly as my config works fine for a Radeon 9500 pro AGP with 3d acceleration too!
BUT, with the PCI card the fglrx drivers from ATI try to initilize the card as an AGP card and that is were it fails in the XFree log. It will still load but only with the mesa drivers. Does anyone have a fix for this? (according to ATI's website there is not mention of whether the card has to be a PCI or AGP, and the driver revision does support the 9200).

Cheers and Thanks for any help,

DH
 
Old 09-02-2004, 04:28 PM   #2
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Ati's fglrx doesn't support PCI cards, DRI does though, through the "radeon" module.

As usual, "man XF86Config" or "man xorg.conf" shall supply usefull info on how to set your config correctly for a PCI card.
Also "man radeon" could be usefull but you might need google for this one.

HTH
 
Old 09-02-2004, 04:49 PM   #3
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just curious but will this end up with hardware 3d accel for the pci card?
....b/c my eventual goal is to run a agp and pci card at the same time.....both with hardware 3d

thanks,

DH
 
Old 09-02-2004, 05:53 PM   #4
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>just curious but will this end up with hardware 3d accel for the pci card?

Yes, I figured that's what you wanted to know ...hehe

>....b/c my eventual goal is to run a agp and pci card at the same time.....both with hardware 3d

...honestly I couldn't guarantee the final outcome and test the pci card by itself if you need to, but you should get 3d accel with the "radeon" driver for it.

...then you might just run into another limitation of the "fglrx" for all I know [...or either driver to be honest, just partial against Ati/Linux by experience], I haven't really messed with that. Guess it could depend on the exact configuration you're trying to achieve.

Too bad the 9200SE I got "in the drawer" is an agp, I probably would have tried it myself already with the 8500 in my 2nd box
 
Old 09-02-2004, 08:23 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help.

If I get both cards working I will be sure to post it here in case anyone else has similar hopes....

Cheers,

DH
 
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d4harvey, were you ever able to get the radeon driver to work with your 9200 PCI card? I've not been able to get mine to work with hardware 3d accelleration.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 08:07 PM   #7
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I was trying to use it as a dual card solution in a single PC. In that instance, I did not get it working and haven't worried about it lately, since I put the card into a compute node on a beowulf cluster.

cheers,

DH


btw--> remember that the ATI driver from ATI's website only supports AGP, you would have to find another driver for the PCI card.



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