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Old 09-16-2003, 09:12 PM   #1
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RH9 9800 Pro and 3D


I have been trying to get the fglrx driver to work for over a month now on my computer. I have no idea why it worked today out of nowhere. I'm not complaining just wish I knew whos feet to kiss. My question is now that I have it working how do I check/get the Hardware 3D to work? What command is it to check to see if it is working? When I open the Display tab I see the fglrx driver being used on an unknown card. The box for 3D is greyed out and not checked. If I can get 3D to work then I'll never have to use XP again. Thanks for any help.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 09:30 PM   #2
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I found somewhere to try to run glxinfo. I have and I noticed it has Direct Rendering: no I'm thinking I want that. Any ideas?
Oh here is the oputput for glxinfo;
[root@localhost root]# glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: No
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context
client glx vendor string: SGI
client glx version string: 1.2
client glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context,
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_ATI_pixel_format_float,
GLX_ATI_render_texture
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 4.0.4
OpenGL extensions:
GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp,
GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3,
GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_blend_color,
GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_texture_env_add,
GL_EXT_texture_env_combine, GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3,
GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
0x23 24 tc 1 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 None
0x24 24 tc 1 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 8 16 16 16 0 1 0 None
0x25 24 tc 1 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 16 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x26 24 tc 1 24 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 16 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x27 24 dc 1 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 None
0x28 24 dc 1 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 8 16 16 16 0 1 0 None
0x29 24 dc 1 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 16 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x2a 24 dc 1 24 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 16 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
 
Old 09-17-2003, 01:36 PM   #3
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Does anyone know how to turn on the Hardware 3D? I would like to be able to play some games but they need 3D acceleration. Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 02:35 PM   #4
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Just a note and I don't know if this will help or not but ati has released new drivers for linux that now support XFree86 4.3.0, if it helps... Try those. *shrug*
 
Old 09-17-2003, 07:25 PM   #5
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Look into /var/log/XFree86.0.log for lines beginning with <EE> and <WW>, [...errors and warnings].

Those that still have problem with Ati's fglrx driver usually have a AGP 3.0 compliant motherboard.
Fixes range from patches, to chipset drivers, to newest kernels, to forcing AGP 4x through the BIOS depending on which specific chipset.

...and Makai is right, there's a new driver [3.2.5] recently released by Ati that while not as fast as the 2.9.x series, seems more compatible with more games.

p.s. try to select "internal agpgart" next time you #fglrxconfig.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 08:37 PM   #6
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I have installed the 3,2,5 driver and am using the internal agpgart. I have the KT400 chipset on my motherboard too. I know there was some problem with this chipset but there was a fix. I have the log output here too. Not sure what it means though. Thanks for the help so far. Anymore wouold be great. Just trying to get this working.

(EE) fglrx(0): [agp] unable to acquire AGP, error "xf86_ENODEV"
(EE) fglrx(0): cannot init AGP
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] removed 1 reserved context for kernel
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] unmapping 8192 bytes of SAREA 0xe09b2000 at 0x40027000
(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): ********************************************* *
 
Old 09-17-2003, 09:08 PM   #7
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IIANM the only driver that worked on the kt400 were the 2.9.12 and 2.9.13 with a patch for the agpgart ...but I don't have a link for the patch and dunno if the 2.9.1x are still posted anywhere

For the driver you could try SUSE, I think they packaged a few revisions, google could help with the patch.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 06:42 PM   #8
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In /etc/modules.conf just add (as root) :

options agpgart agp_try_unsupported=1


(Assuming that agpgart is loaded, obviously).
Try "modprobe agpgart" to see that.


Should run fine then.
Cheers !
 
  


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