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Old 01-25-2006, 03:42 PM   #1
Dtsazza
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RESOLVED: Radeon 9700 Pro on Debian - fglrx install issues


Hi all,

After following Flavio Stanchina's excellent instructions, I have (to the best of my knowledge) the proprietary ATI drivers installed on my Debian box, and my xorg.conf set accordingly. However, I just can't get that direct rendering working (though 2D performance is fine); the Xorg.0.log seems to hold the key:
Code:
X Window System Version 6.8.2 (Debian 6.8.2-7 20050329134343 root@codeman.linux-systeme.org)
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.20-wolk4.18s i686 [ELF] 
Current Operating System: Linux minerva 2.6.14 #2 Sun Nov 6 19:02:18 GMT 2005 i686
Build Date: 29 March 2005
	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present

... [inconspicuous bits cut out] ...

(II) PCI: PCI scan (all values are in hex)
(II) PCI: 00:00:0: chip 1106,3189 card 1458,5000 rev 80 class 06,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:01:0: chip 1106,b198 card 0000,0000 rev 00 class 06,04,00 hdr 01
(II) PCI: 00:0b:0: chip 10ec,8139 card 10ec,8139 rev 10 class 02,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:0c:0: chip 1102,0004 card 1102,2002 rev 04 class 04,01,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:0c:1: chip 1102,7003 card 1102,0040 rev 04 class 09,80,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:0c:2: chip 1102,4001 card 1102,0010 rev 04 class 0c,00,10 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:0d:0: chip 8086,1040 card 8086,1000 rev 00 class 07,80,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:10:0: chip 1106,3038 card 1458,5004 rev 80 class 0c,03,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:10:1: chip 1106,3038 card 1458,5004 rev 80 class 0c,03,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:10:2: chip 1106,3038 card 1458,5004 rev 80 class 0c,03,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:10:3: chip 1106,3104 card 1458,5004 rev 82 class 0c,03,20 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:11:0: chip 1106,3177 card 1458,5001 rev 00 class 06,01,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:11:1: chip 1106,0571 card 1458,5002 rev 06 class 01,01,8a hdr 00
(II) PCI: 01:00:0: chip 1002,4e48 card 1002,0002 rev 00 class 03,00,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 01:00:1: chip 1002,4e68 card 1002,0003 rev 00 class 03,80,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: End of PCI scan

... [more cuts] ...

(II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o
(II) Module fglrx: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
	compiled for 6.8.0, module version = 8.19.10
	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 0.7

...

(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Version Identifier:8.19.10
(II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Release Identifier: LGDr8.19g1                           
(II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Build Date: Nov  9 2005 17:51:16
(II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Build Information: autobuild-rel-r6-8.19.1-driver-lnx-226030
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found
(--) Chipset RADEON 9800 PRO (R350 4E48) found

...

(II) fglrx(0): driver needs X.org 6.8.x.y with x.y >= 0.0
(II) fglrx(0): detected X.org 6.8.2.0
(II) Loading extension ATIFGLRXDRI
(II) fglrx(0): doing DRIScreenInit
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: Open failed
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: Open failed
[drm] failed to load kernel module "fglrx"
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] drmOpen failed
(EE) fglrx(0): DRIScreenInit failed!
(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): ********************************************* *
Anyone have any clues as to what the device at PCI:1:0:1 might be? I have no other graphics cards installed and no on-board graphics chip either - but as the info says, it's not the primary device.

So my problem is with this rather unhelpful "Unknown error 999" - is there a chance someone's come across this and might have a clue as to how to get around it?

Thanks in advance,
Andrzej

Last edited by Dtsazza; 01-26-2006 at 03:14 AM.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 04:10 PM   #2
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A little more sniffing with lsmod shows that I don't have the ATI kernel module loaded - and modprobing it gives
Code:
fglrx: module license 'Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY' taints kernel.
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_bind_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_enable
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_backend_acquire
fglrx: Unknown symbol verify_area
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_free_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_allocate_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_unbind_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_copy_info
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_backend_release
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_bind_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_enable
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_backend_acquire
fglrx: Unknown symbol verify_area
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_free_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_allocate_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_unbind_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_copy_info
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_backend_release
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_bind_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_enable
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_backend_acquire
fglrx: Unknown symbol verify_area
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_free_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_allocate_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_unbind_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_copy_info
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_backend_release
I don't seem to have an AGP-aware kernel... that can't be helping things. I'll recompile and see what stage I can get to then.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 05:37 PM   #3
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OK, that helped a lot. Once I manually modprobed fglrx, the direct rendering worked and a world of ppracer, Enemy Territory and Quake3 is open to me. Huzzah!
 
  


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