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Old 01-24-2010, 10:19 PM   #1
dodger99
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Talking xorg.conf


I am unable to 'turn on' 3d acceleration. I have ATI 9550, have been to many, many sites and I either missed, messed it up or haven't found the answer. I am trying to use WINE 1.1.36 to play Guild Wars but am unable to because I am in 'low-res' mode.

Here is my xorg.conf file:

#Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
# Driver "kbd"
# Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
# Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
# Option "XkbLayout" "us"
#EndSection

# commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used
#Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
# Driver "mouse"
# Option "CorePointer"
#EndSection

Section "Device"

Identifier "Card0"
Driver "fglrx"
VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc"
BoardName "RV350 AS [Radeon 9550]"
BusID "PCI:01:00.0"
Option "UseFastTLS" "2"

EndSection


Section "Screen"

Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24

Modes "1024x768" "1280x1024"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection


Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection


Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

Please help. This is not urgent or critical, BUT it is EXTREMELY annoying.

Thank you,
Mike
 
Old 01-24-2010, 10:47 PM   #2
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How did you install the fglrx driver?

System > Administration > Hardware Drivers

See:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=423584
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Direct_rendering
 
Old 01-24-2010, 11:06 PM   #3
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Unhappy Think I need to reinstall

Went here:
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Direct_rendering
and typed: glxinfo | grep rendering
should have got this :"direct rendering: Yes"

but instead I got this:
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 135 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 16
Current serial number in output stream: 16

So, from what I am (I think) understanding, is that it would most likely be easier for me to reinstall??
 
Old 01-25-2010, 12:56 AM   #4
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http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1005480
... reinstall fglrx package in synaptic

Bug report:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...rg/+bug/293012
... suggests that you are running the wrong driver for your kernel. This can happen if you have manually installed, from the ati page for eg, or you were unlucky enough to get the package as it was being updated.

Some people report that removing fglrx fixes the problem - which usually means they have a depreciated video card. I did not suggest this for you because I saw the 9500 series as supported - but could be mistaken. ATI have recently depreciated a lot of their DX9 cards and are concentrating on more recent technologies.
 
Old 01-25-2010, 04:47 AM   #5
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As of catalyst version 9.4 (released April 2009), only HD cards are supported. You should be using the open source radeon driver, which provides 2D and 3D acceleration.
 
Old 01-26-2010, 12:38 AM   #6
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This is why so many people find that removing the fglrx package fixes the problem - the kernel already has a free software driver.

(from man radeon)
Radeon 9700PRO/9700/9500PRO/9500/9600TX, FireGL X1/Z1

lspci | grep VGA to check the chipset.
 
Old 01-26-2010, 04:10 PM   #7
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Everyone, thank you for all of your help. As of now nothing has worked. I am going to reinstall and see if that works.

BTW.....mike@mike-desktop:~$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AS [Radeon 9550]
BUT, nothing else says I have an ATI card installed.
 
Old 01-26-2010, 05:09 PM   #8
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So if you completely remove fglrx and remove your xorg.conf file, X doesn't work?

Adam
 
  


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