Here are some of the problems I have found so far with my radeon.
a) "radeon" kernel modules (ie, those that are native, e.g, radeon.o and radeonfb.o) and/or builins are very plain vanilla, and can work... why do you want the ATI (fglrx) drivers?
b) the fglrx-xxxxx.rpm and/or tar.gz's are quite buggy, for instance, the rpm will not correctly replace all the files it squashed when it was installed if you want to back out with rpm -e... I almost always have found I have had to reinstall XFree86-Mesa-libGL and libGLU's
with the tar.gz it "may" be a better option, and make clean may do a better job than the rpm of replacing your original files.
c) you MUST run the fglrxconfig (?) is that the name? but its the xconfig file for building the XFree86Config file. It is text based, and you should know alot of info before doing it, ie, what your monitor can handle for horiz/vert sync and refresh...
Two other post install things to run are :
and look for Direct Rendering enabled = yes <- most likely as you have indicated, it is probably saying NO.
That's why you then look in the dmesg and var/log/XFree86.0.log for the error messages corresponding to why the DRM module is not loading.
Last edited by noeffort; 03-21-2004 at 04:43 PM.