Originally posted by St00gE
I recently installed FC3 with kernel and would like to enable 3D support with my ATI 9800 Pro card. Problem is I installed the latest fglrx module fine using 'yum' then when I rebooted fglrx would not initialize during the startup screen. All processes come up with a green 'OK' and for fglrx there was a 'FAILED' message in red with an error.
I wasn't able to catch the whole message but it was something about 'DRI unable to initialize' and fglrx will not work with this kernel.
Is there any way for me to find some sort of log which would contain the error message, or is there anyone who knows a solution to this problem? I am currently running kernel 2.6.9-1-667 and really want to get 3D support going.
First of all ensure you have a agpgart module running (as root):
I don't know whether the ATI drivers support DRI or not, so you need to check your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and search whether the DRI extensions are loaded or not:
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep dri
If DRI is disabled then it will have a trailing #
sign, edit the file with:
nano -w /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Chang it removing or adding a trailing #
Then try loading the fglrx module
And then issue a startx
. If it fails again you will get a more exhaustive error log.
This log is also available at /var/log/Xorg.0.log
, copy it to a Win partition from where you can cut&paste to this forum. What you should post is the last entry beginning with ERROR.