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Old 10-09-2005, 10:39 AM   #1
Formy
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3D acceleration in ATI Mobility Radeon X700 (Acer Aspire 1694WLMi)


Hi there!

First of all I have to tell you that I am a complete newbie in Linux.

I've installed Fedora Core 4 in my Acer Aspire 1694WLMi. After some work (and lots of hours in google ) I could get my soundcard, wi-fi, and my video card working in 1280x800 (when I've installed FC4, the screen resolution was an ugly 800x600).

The problem is: how do I enable 3D acceleration in the video card?

Thank you very much for your attention!!
 
Old 10-09-2005, 10:59 PM   #2
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I have an Acer Travemate 4402 with Radeon X700. Could someone let me know how to get my videocard working with the Ati driver?

I am running FC4, KDE, kernel 2.6.13. I installed the X.org driver from ATI website and getting the error message "driver does not provide the firegl x11 extension" when I start ATI Control.

Please help me!
 
Old 10-10-2005, 09:31 AM   #3
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Have you installed the X.org version in the ATI site?

If you didn't, I suggest you to do it

After that, go to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, replace it with this one and reboot:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "single head configuration"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Mouse1" "AlwaysCore"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the 
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	FontPath     "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "fbdevhw"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "dri"
        Load  "synaptics"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#	Option	"Xleds"		"1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#	Option	"XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
# or:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
#	Option	"XkbVariant"	"nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:nocaps"
#
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "es"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "synaptics"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "LeftEdge" "1700"
	Option	    "RightEdge" "5300"
	Option	    "TopEdge" "1700"
	Option	    "BottomEdge" "4200"
	Option	    "FingerLow" "25"
	Option	    "FingerHigh" "30"
	Option	    "MaxTapTime" "180"
	Option	    "MaxTapMove" "220"
	Option	    "VertScrollDelta" "100"
	Option	    "MinSpeed" "0.06"
	Option	    "MaxSpeed" "0.12"
	Option	    "AccelFactor" "0.0010"
	Option	    "SHMConfig" "on"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
	Option	    "RTCornerButton"  "0" 
	Option	    "RBCornerButton"  "0" 
	Option	    "LTCornerButton"  "0" 
	Option	    "LBCornerButton"  "0" 
#  Option	"Repeater"	"/dev/ps2mouse"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse1"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
	Identifier  "DevInputMice"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Écran générique"
	ModelName    "LCD Panel 1280x800"
	HorizSync    31.5 - 90.0
	VertRefresh  60.0 - 60.0
	Option	    "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility X700 (RV410)"
	Driver      "fglrx"
	BoardName   "Unknown video card"
	Option	    "MonitorLayout" "LVDS, TMDS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility X700 (RV410)"
	Monitor    "Écran générique"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1280x800" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Group        0
	Mode         0666
EndSection
That's all! Good luck

You will still have problems with the 3D acceleration, but at least FC4 will look fine
 
Old 10-10-2005, 09:17 PM   #4
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Formy,

Thank you very much. That file worked out great for me. So now how do we enable that 3D thing?
 
Old 10-11-2005, 04:04 AM   #5
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It's a good question...I'm waiting an answer from ATI.

Once I have the solution, I'll post it here

Any suggestions?
 
Old 10-11-2005, 01:17 PM   #6
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I haven't looked into the 3D acceleration yet. I'm still struggling with getting wireless (broadcom 802.11 b/g), and the battery management to work. Any suggestions?
 
Old 10-21-2005, 11:33 AM   #7
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Change this section:

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility X700 (RV410)"
Driver "fglrx"
BoardName "Unknown video card"
Option "MonitorLayout" "LVDS, TMDS"
EndSection

and add the following two options, if Ati driver is installed this should enable 3D accel (worked for me under suse 9.3)

Option "no_accel" "no"
Option "no_dri" "no"

Last edited by taz_rockz; 10-21-2005 at 11:36 AM.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 12:18 PM   #8
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I have this machine running with Mandriva 2005 and 3D works with framerates around 4000 (with the latest ATI drivers)

I followed this guide www.lirmm.fr/~yousfi/divers/acer/

I'm sure you should be able to make it work on Fedora as well.

I hope this helps :-)

nelsonnery
 
  


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