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Old 04-19-2004, 02:24 PM   #1
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Radeon 9600XT - NForce2 AGP probs


Hey guys,
I have a Radeon 9600XT (Sapphire with 256Mb) and a NForce 2 mobo,
I have tried to install the ATI drivers and yes they do work in the sense that the display option in the KDE menu says im using the fglrx driver.
But my glxgears is running 96-83fps...not what I'd expect. I can't run fgl_glxgears there is a no fbconfig error.

I built the kernal module as instructed on ATI's site:
http://ati.com/support/infobase/4484.html

And that worked fine.

But I still get the same FPS and the 'display' option in the KDE menu has a greyed-out box for enable hardware acceleration which I can't select.

Any help appreciated,
TIA,
Andy.

EDIT-----Another post said type these commands and this is the output
cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log | grep "(EE)"

(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(EE) fglrx(0): [agp] unable to acquire AGP, error "xf86_ENODEV"
(EE) fglrx(0): cannot init AGP

cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log | grep "(WW)"

(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/".
(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:2:0:1) found
(WW) fglrx(0): board is an unknown third party board, chipset is supported
(WW) fglrx(0): ***********************************************
(WW) fglrx(0): * DRI initialization failed! *
(WW) fglrx(0): * (maybe driver kernel module missing or bad) *
(WW) fglrx(0): * 2D acceleraton available (MMIO) *
(WW) fglrx(0): * no 3D acceleration available *
(WW) fglrx(0): ********************************************* *

Hope the extra info helps!

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Old 04-19-2004, 06:56 PM   #2
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Check in your kernel config under "character devices" and make sure you have CONFIG_NVRAM=y. It's under device drivers/character devices/[*]NVIDIA nForce/nForce2 chipset support. Just build it right in instead of a module and see what happens.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 04:41 AM   #3
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Sorry for being a bit dim but whats the location of that file?
 
Old 04-20-2004, 06:07 AM   #4
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try dropping to a level 3 (init 3 as root) and doing a modprobe nvidia_agp
then type init 5 (or kde -- of whatever window manager you use) then see what the results are.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 06:10 AM   #5
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Scruff, what effect does the CMOS RAM option have regarding AGP drivers? I was under the impression the CMOS RAM (or NVRAM if you're an Amiga nut) was just a mirror of the BIOS config.

Hidden_Hunter's suggestion would be a good place to start looking though.


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Old 04-20-2004, 07:32 AM   #6
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I tried modprobe nvidia_agp and it said it couldn't find it so I tried again and still nothing.

2moro I recieve SUSE 9 Pro and I'm going to put that on, it says on site that it contains ATI 9600 drivers so...
 
Old 04-20-2004, 04:13 PM   #7
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ok it apears your problem is that the nforce drivers aren't installed properally so without it being able to accesss your agp slot it will be treating it like a generic pci gfx card.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 05:26 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by hw-tph
Scruff, what effect does the CMOS RAM option have regarding AGP drivers? I was under the impression the CMOS RAM (or NVRAM if you're an Amiga nut) was just a mirror of the BIOS config.

Hidden_Hunter's suggestion would be a good place to start looking though.


Håkan
You're right. I guess I was too tired to think straight. It is under char devices, but the correct option is
CONFIG_AGP_NVIDIA=y. It is below the /dev/agpgart option, and is listed as 'nvidia chipset support' as I posted above. I only mixed up half of it anyway

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Old 04-20-2004, 05:30 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Andy@DP
Sorry for being a bit dim but whats the location of that file?
The kernel config file is in the same directory as your kernel. Presumably /usr/src/linux/.config
 
Old 04-21-2004, 02:37 AM   #10
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if i didn't just trash my mandrake with working opengl i would give you my xfree config (it wouldn't boot with my WLAN card)
 
Old 05-17-2004, 02:59 AM   #11
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Same Problem - Easy to fix -- or should be

I had the same problem with the fbconfig. That means that you dont have fglrx running. Try an LSMOD and see if it is running. If you are running gentoo you need to have it running as well as type in opengl-update ati. fb config is from the fglrx module. Here is a REALLY kickass tutorial on how to get it to run. My problem now is it wont "aquire" my agp. Lol. Other then that I am good to go.

http://www.rage3d.com/content/articl...Linux_ATI.html

Enjoy and goodluck!
 
  


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