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Old 05-04-2006, 12:20 AM   #1
beanzapper
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Direct Rendering and 3D Accel?


Can someone please tell me how to enable DRI and 3D acceleration? I have tried time and time again, but cant get this.

Specs:
OS: Suse 10.0 64-bit architecture
CPU: AMD64
VID CARD: ATI Radeon 9800 PRO (R350)

Thanks for the replies.

PS: I have heard bad things about the current kernel (2.6.13-15-default). I look forward to learning about linux.

Code:
jjohnson@linux:~> 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_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating,
    GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_SGI_make_current_read,
    GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig
client glx vendor string: SGI
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context,
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_allocate_memory,
    GLX_MESA_swap_control, GLX_MESA_swap_frame_usage, GLX_OML_swap_method,
    GLX_OML_sync_control, GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
    GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group
GLX extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context,
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_OML_swap_method,
    GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project:
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.2.1)
OpenGL extensions:
    GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multitexture,
    GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_point_sprite, GL_ARB_shadow,
    GL_ARB_shadow_ambient, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp,
    GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat,
    GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra,
    GL_EXT_blend_color, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate, GL_EXT_blend_logic_op,
    GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_clip_volume_hint,
    GL_EXT_copy_texture, GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_fog_coord,
    GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays, GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_point_parameters,
    GL_EXT_polygon_offset, GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
    GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs,
    GL_EXT_stencil_two_side, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_EXT_subtexture,
    GL_EXT_texture, GL_EXT_texture3D, GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp,
    GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine,
    GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_object,
    GL_EXT_texture_rectangle, GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_APPLE_packed_pixels,
    GL_ATI_texture_env_combine3, GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once,
    GL_ATIX_texture_env_combine3, GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat,
    GL_INGR_blend_func_separate, GL_MESA_pack_invert, GL_MESA_ycbcr_texture,
    GL_NV_blend_square, GL_NV_point_sprite, GL_NV_texgen_reflection,
    GL_NV_texture_rectangle, GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap,
    GL_SGIS_texture_border_clamp, GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp,
    GL_SGIS_texture_lod, GL_SGIX_depth_texture, GL_SGIX_shadow,
    GL_SGIX_shadow_ambient, GL_SUN_multi_draw_arrays
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  0 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x24 24 tc  0 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  8 16 16 16  0  0 0 None
0x25 24 tc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 16  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x26 24 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0 16  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x27 24 dc  0 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x28 24 dc  0 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  8 16 16 16  0  0 0 None
0x29 24 dc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 16  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x2a 24 dc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0 16  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
 
Old 05-04-2006, 02:25 AM   #2
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Try http://www.google.com/linux and use search strings "direct rendering ati radeon" and "ati radeon howto" (both without quotes). You could also go to www.google.com -> Groups and do the same searches there.

I bet some of those links help solve your problem. I don't think the kernel is your problem - ATI's proprietary Linux drivers are just a pain in the ass.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 08:28 AM   #3
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I suggest you read: http://linux.wordpress.com/2005/10/1...-installation/
you have to be careful (you have to reload the drivers if you [automatically] update ther kernel) I mention this in my post #150.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 11:02 PM   #4
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Thanks gentlemen.

Thats a perfect guide minrich.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 11:49 PM   #5
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How do I install kernel-source with Suse 10.0 OSS? I do a search in YaST, but cant find it...I am searching "kernel".
 
Old 05-05-2006, 11:52 PM   #6
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I cant get this to work. I was following http://linux.wordpress.com/2005/10/1...-installation/ and it was all working until I got to Step #8:
8. If you are running 64bit environment, then follow this, or skip to step 9

Update: Seems like that from version 8.18.6-x86_64 +, the patch command is NOT required, so skip this one, as this was needed with previous versions, to step 9

a. Download from SUSE FTP file called: fglrx64_6_8_0-8.xx.xx-1.x86_64.diff

b. # cp fglrx64_6_8_0-8.xx.xx-1.x86_64.diff /usr/src/kernel-modules/fglrx

c. # cd /usr/src/kernel-modules/fglrx

d. # patch -p0

e. Then start again: # /usr/X11R6/bin/fglrx-kernel-build.sh

9. Once all this is completed, all that is left is to run sax2 to configure the driver:

# sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx -b /usr/share/doc/packages/fglrx/sax2-profile


The link no longer works to get "fglrx64_6_8_0-8.xx.xx-1.x86_64.diff".

Now what?

PS: I have kernel-source, gcc, and the make command all inststalled.

-Thanks for replies, they are really appreciated.
 
Old 05-06-2006, 07:30 AM   #7
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I didn't use the diff file. Mind you if you re-read my post #150 I was using a newer version of the ati and fglrx drivers, which I understand have since been replaced, also I am/was using Suse 10 boxed set.

Hope this helps
 
Old 05-06-2006, 10:54 PM   #8
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try the post in my sig. has an extensive section on ati, but nothing yet on 64bit. would be interested in your experiences. all posts welcome.
 
  


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