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Old 10-12-2003, 01:37 PM   #1
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Unhappy Radeon 9600 pro and it's drivers.


Hello.
I have a problem.
I have just bought radeon 9600 pro card. Now i want to get Unreal Tournament and MOHAA work under linux. I installed drivers for card but game is still slow.. ( no Glide or Opengl support )
Ill try to give detailed information.
My PC configuration: CPU: AMD athlon XP 1800+, 256 MB pc3200 ram, Club 3d radeon 9600.
OS is RH 9.0
I have RH9.0 default kernel '2.4.20-8'
The steps i made to install the driver was:
1) i downloaded 'fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.8.i586.rpm' from ATI.com.
2) i excecuted rpm -Uvh fglrx*. This pach had conflict with 'XFree86-Mesa-libGL*' pack.
3) i removed it and then installed gflrx* pack.
4) I started 'fglrxconfig'. I finished it and X configuration was written successfully.
I rebooted and X started successfully.
Thats all.
Was there any more things i needed to do?
Weird thing is that if i run 'fglrxinfo' it shows me this:
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 4.0.4

But why? There should be radeon or something, not the Mesa.
I hope that someone can help me and finally i get my linux work fine.
Regards.
Raido
 
Old 10-12-2003, 02:10 PM   #2
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Old 10-13-2003, 10:04 AM   #3
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Yes sorry, my bad
But the problem is still on
 
Old 10-13-2003, 07:08 PM   #4
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I have a similiar problem. After I installed the ATI drivers, there still seems to be no acceleration and AA keeps crashing to the desktop. Is there something that needs to be configured in the X conf file?
 
Old 10-13-2003, 07:10 PM   #5
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I cant run 3D either. But that seems to be that only the 2.6 Kernel supports the AGP port on my i875p chipset.

-Florian
 
Old 10-14-2003, 12:39 AM   #6
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I thought also to try 2.6 kernel but i don't think it will help.
There must be some other way.
http://www.xfree86.org/4.3.0/RELNOTES2.html#3

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Old 10-14-2003, 07:06 PM   #7
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Do a 'lsmod' command from a console window. You should see an agpgart module and also the fglrx module. Both should have a non-zero value in the 'Used by' column. If you don't see them, get out of X windows to just the console and then (as root) do 'modprobe agpgart', followed by 'modprobe fglrx', and then 'startx'. Now open a console window and do the fglrxinfo again. Hopefully you will see something like:

display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Radeon 8500 DDR Athlon (3DNow!)
OpenGL version string: 1.3 (X4.3.0-3.2.8)
 
Old 10-15-2003, 05:43 AM   #8
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You do not need the agpgart module loaded,
the fglrx module does this internally.
Have you loaded the fglrx module? i.e. insmod fglrx?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 12:18 PM   #9
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Hmm. Weird thing is that i don't see 'agpgart' module. I only have this 'fglrx' and it has value 0.
Line from lsmod:
Quote:
fglrx 187560 0
I also tested 'modprobe agpgart' command... here is it's output:
Quote:
# modprobe agpgart
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/char/agp/agpgart.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/char/agp/agpgart.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/char/agp/agpgart.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/char/agp/agpgart.o: insmod agpgart failed
And here is the last lines from 'dmesg':
Quote:
[fglrx] AGP detected, AgpState = 0x00000000 (hardware caps of chipset)
[fglrx:firegl_unlock] *ERROR* Process 2949 using kernel context 0
Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 203M
agpgart: unsupported bridge
agpgart: no supported devices found.
Seems that something isnt still right.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 11:06 PM   #10
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What kind of chipset do you have on your motherboard? SIS, NForce2, or VIA
If you run the command 'lspci' you should get a line giving you some information about the AGP bridge. It may be that your specific AGP bridge is not supported in your kernel. That was my case for the 2.4.20 kernel, but now I'm on 2.4.22 which contains updated support for many chipsets.

Something you can try from the console is modprobe agpgart agp_try_unsupported=1. This will give you generic support for AGP. Get out of X windows, then do it, then modprobe fglrx, then startx and run your glxinfo to see what ya get!
 
Old 10-16-2003, 08:50 AM   #11
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Are you using the internal agp stuff (configured by fglrxconfig)
Have you tried this? Then you do not need the agpgart.

But if you haven't you will need AGPGART support, i.e. a newer
kernel.
If you are compiling your own kernel DO NOT include any
DRI stuff or the fglrx driver will not work.

The fglrx driver can work without the agpgart module it
has it's own internal version of it which ati recommends you
normally.
If you run the fglrxconfig program and tell it not to use the
internal agp stuff, then insmod agpgart then fglrx and try
again.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 12:40 AM   #12
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I have NForce2 chipset. To be more specific, my motherboard is EPoX EP-8RDA+ .I think i'll try 2.4.22 kernel then. And then let's see what happends.
 
  


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