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Old 07-06-2004, 04:29 PM   #1
Nychold
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ATI 9800 3D problems


I know this is one of the hottest topics on this board, but I'd like to get 3D acceleration working under Linux. I'm using Fedora Core 1, and I have installed the latest ATI fglrx drivers. Let me list out a few things:

Code:
$ /sbin/lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
udf                    97184   0 (autoclean)
audigy                 78248   0 (autoclean)
ac97_codec             17064   0 (autoclean) [audigy]
sound                  73300   0 (autoclean) [audigy]
soundcore               6500   7 (autoclean) [audigy sound]
radeon                114020   0 (unused)
parport_pc             18788   1 (autoclean)
lp                      8868   0 (autoclean)
parport                36800   1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
autofs                 13236   0 (autoclean) (unused)
3c59x                  30448   1
floppy                 57020   0 (autoclean)
sg                     35852   0 (autoclean)
sr_mod                 17752   2 (autoclean)
ide-scsi               11984   1
scsi_mod              107080   3 [sg sr_mod ide-scsi]
ide-cd                 35488   0
cdrom                  33216   0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
ohci1394               28872   0 (unused)
ieee1394              204644   0 [ohci1394]
nls_iso8859-1           3548   2 (autoclean)
ntfs                   58528   1 (autoclean)
keybdev                 2944   0 (unused)
mousedev                5428   1
hid                    24356   0 (unused)
input                   5824   0 [keybdev mousedev hid]
ehci-hcd               19976   0 (unused)
usb-uhci               25964   0 (unused)
usbcore                78368   1 [hid ehci-hcd usb-uhci]
ext3                   70532   1
jbd                    51732   1 [ext3]
Code:
$ fglrxinfo
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual!
Code:
 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:1:0:1) found
(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): ********************************************* *
Any help would be appreciated. ^^
 
Old 07-06-2004, 04:51 PM   #2
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vi /etc/X11/XF86Config

scroll about 3/4 of the way down...

under

device
driver fglrx
busid "0.0.0"

add a # in front of busid.

next, rmmod radeon (or modprobe -r radeon)

restart x see if it works.. run fglrx and see if it outputs ATI.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 06:24 PM   #3
Nychold
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Still doesn't work:

Code:
$ fglrxinfo
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual!
But, the radeon entry is gone from the lsmod listing.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 08:47 PM   #4
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I thought posting the output from dmesg might help. Hope it's not in bad form to post it as a link, but it's pretty long. XD
 
Old 07-06-2004, 08:52 PM   #5
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dmesg looks good.. you did frun fglrxconfig right?
 
Old 07-06-2004, 09:01 PM   #6
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Several times. Here's the slightly modified XF86Config-4 file I'm using. Please tell me I didn't screw anything up -too- badly. XD
 
Old 07-07-2004, 12:02 PM   #7
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the config file looks good as well...

post the output of

cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log | grep WW
&
cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log | grep glx
 
Old 07-07-2004, 05:31 PM   #8
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Well, I beat the living **** out of Linux, whacked files, then replaced them, and finally got this:

Code:
$ fglrxinfo
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
which is good, but not acceleration. The other stuff:

Code:
cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log | grep WW;cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log | grep glx
         (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:1:0:1) found
(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): ********************************************* *
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a
(II) Module glx: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
Originally, when I was getting nothing back on fglrxinfo, my glx vendor was saying nVidia (which prompted me to delete all the libglx related files). Then, I replaced them and got the above. So at least it's getting solved, slowly.
 
Old 07-07-2004, 05:57 PM   #9
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Okay, I got 3D acceleration by switching to the agpgart internal to fglrxinfo, but I'm still a little confused by the OpenGL string. I know that the Catalyst drivers for Windows allow OpenGL v1.5.x, but this is only saying 1.3:

Code:
$ fglrxinfo
display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: RADEON 9800 Pro Generic
OpenGL version string: 1.3 (X4.3.0-3.9.0)
Does it have anything to do with that Generic in there?
 
Old 07-16-2004, 07:20 AM   #10
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Talking beating suggestions

Nychold,

Could you give me some insight into what exactly it is you beat?

I found that I too needed to wipe away my libglx* files. They were left over from my NVIDIA card.

I don't want acceleration I just want my OpenGL applications to run.

thanks for any suggestions




Quote:
Originally posted by Nychold
Well, I beat the living **** out of Linux, whacked files, then replaced them, and finally got this:

Code:
$ fglrxinfo
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
which is good, but not acceleration. The other stuff:

Code:
cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log | grep WW;cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log | grep glx
         (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:1:0:1) found
(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): ********************************************* *
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a
(II) Module glx: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
Originally, when I was getting nothing back on fglrxinfo, my glx vendor was saying nVidia (which prompted me to delete all the libglx related files). Then, I replaced them and got the above. So at least it's getting solved, slowly.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 03:25 PM   #11
Nychold
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Just what I said. First, I made a backup directory for all the libglx related files (there were either 6 or 8...I forget which, and conviently, I'm not in Linux right now). Then, I moved all the libglx related files into that backup directory. For me, they were all in the same location. I wish I could tell you which one. After that, I restarted X11, and checked fglrxinfo, and got the same error messages as before. Then, I shutdown X11, moved those libglx files from the backup directory into their original location, and restarted X11. Then, I got:

Code:
$ fglrxinfo
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
which was, apparently, a step in the right direction. Good luck.
 
  


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