I'm trying to get 3d acceleration working on my Radeon 8500 DV video card. I'm trying to get the ati.2 drivers working using instructions from GATOS
I'm working on the ati.2 drivers now that I've downloaded from through CVS. They need an XFree86 tree, so I downloaded the tree from the CVS there too. I'm trying to make the ati.2 drivers but I'm getting errors. First I do xmkmf ../xc
and that works fine. When I try the make
command I get errors. After a bit, these errors get printed out before the command ends:
In file included from atioption.h:29,
from ati.c:85: ../xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/common/xf86str.h:21:21: xf86Pci.h:
No such file or directory In file included from atioption.h:29,
from ati.c:85: ../xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/common/xf86str.h:852: parse error
before "IOADDRESS" ../xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/common/xf86str.h:852:
warning: no semicolon at end of struct or union ..
/xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/common/xf86str.h:916: parse error before '}' token
../xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/common/xf86str.h:916: warning: type defaults to
`int' in declaration of `ScrnInfoRec' ..
/xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/common/xf86str.h:916: ISO C forbids data
definition with no type or storage class make: *** [ati.o] Error 1
What is causing these errors? I've tried the XFree86 tree from binaries and from CVS but the same thing still happens. I read in a discussion somewhere on these forums that I should use XFree86 source for my distro---where would I find source for Mandrake 9.1?
I'm thinking DRI isn't working right on my computer. The How-To at http://www.reades.com/radeon.html
says that glxgears should show a framerate above 300fps, and i'm only getting 200-250fps.
I'd really appreciate help from anyone here who has any idea about my problems. Thanks in advance.
OS: Mandrake 9.1
Video card: Radeon 8500DV
XFree86 version: 4.3