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Old 10-24-2003, 05:23 PM   #1
stevem65804
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problem with ATI Radeon 7000 32mb PCI card


I'm having some problems getting my video card (Radeon 7000 PCI) to work with X Windows. I'm running Mandrake Linux 9.1 (Bamboo) with kernal version 2.4.21-0.13mdk.
My motherboard uses the Intel 82801 chipset which inludes on-board video under the i810 chipset (as I'm sure you guessed). Everything loads perfectly with the i810 set as the video card, but when I plug in the Radeon card I can't boot into XWindows. Startup recognizes the Radeon and prompts for running the appropriate config tool, but it shows all the settings for the Intel chipset (specifically the color depth, as the Intel only supports a max depth of 24bit where my Radeon goes up to 32bit). After which it loads to "localhost login:" and goes no further. I type "kde" to load the desktop, and get the following message (sorry, but I haven't figured out how to access the XFree86.0.log that shows the error when loading):

Module loader present
(==) using config file: "etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
using vt 7
(WW) I810: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0:1:0) found
(EE) no devices detected.

Fatal Server Error:
No screens found

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

Then returns to the $ prompt.

Here's the output of /sbin/slpci (before pluging in the Radeon):

00:00.0 Host Bridge: Intel Corp. 82810E DC-133 GMCH [Graphics Memory Controller Hub] (rev 03)
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82810E DC-133 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI Bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA Bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA USB (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801AA SMBus (rev 02)
01:05.0 Multimedia Audio Controller: ESS Technology ES1988 Allegro-1 (rev 12)
01:0a.0 Modem: PCTel Inc HSP MicroModem 56 (rev 02)
01:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 model NC100 (rev 11)

and here's the output after pluging in the Radeon:

00:00.0 Host Bridge: Intel Corp. 82810E DC-133 GMCH [Graphics Memory Controller Hub] (rev 03)
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82810E DC-133 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI Bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA Bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA USB (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801AA SMBus (rev 02)
01:05.0 Multimedia Audio Controller: ESS Technology ES1988 Allegro-1 (rev 12)
01:09.0 VGA Compatible Controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE]
01:0a.0 Modem: PCTel Inc HSP MicroModem 56 (rev 02)
01:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 model NC100 (rev 11)

I got a peek at the XFree86.0.log file, and there's a line that says something like:

loading I810 *something*
Primary device 01.09.0
and then shows a bunch of errors.

I hope this is enough info for anyone that takes the time to help me out. If not, please instruct me how to get what you need, and please bear in mind that I am brand new to Linux. So saying "just edit your XF86Config-4 and recompile your kernel" will be of no help to me.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 12:43 AM   #2
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Please disregard this post/question/problem. I have found a solution. If anyone has had the same problem under similar circumstances, I solved the problem by booting to "localhost login", then loged in as root and typed "xf86config". I then went through the config process and made sure to search the database for my video card. I then selected ** ATI Radeon (generic) and entered the values for my specific card. After completing the config, it asked me several locations to save the file to. I said no to all but the last prompt of "Where would you like to save to?" Save the file to /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 (or wherever XF86Config is located in your distribution) and you should be all set. To test it, just type startx or kde and if you get the loading screen your good to go.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 01:49 PM   #3
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do you have hardware Acceleration?, I spend 3 months geting mine to work with 3d games
 
  


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