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Old 03-21-2004, 03:30 PM   #1
Ninwa
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ati radeon 9800 pro acceleration?


I've seen this posted a lot, but I can't seem to find an answer that helps me.

My specs:
AMD XP 2500+
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB
Asus A7N8X-X Motherboard (with nforce2 chipset)

I've managed to install and configure the ati drivers provided at ati.com by using rpm2tgz and then installpkg [drivers] .. then I ran the ati xconfig tool. However, when I rebooted and started x glgears only showed a max of 80 FPS hinting to me that acceleration isn't on for some reason.

Anybody with a similar setup get it working? Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 03:46 PM   #2
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I forgot to mention that my kernal 2.4.22 and I am on Slackware 9.1
 
Old 03-21-2004, 04:35 PM   #3
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Hi,

First step would be to pretty please post your

/etc/X11/XF86Config

and

/var/log/XFree86.0.log

also, if you could, the output from

dmesg > dmesgoutput.txt

(its big and only regurgitates realtime info, at least I haven't found a file... yet... that does that for you as default)

and same for

lspci -v

It will be much easier to help then

Regards , Noe
 
Old 03-21-2004, 04:42 PM   #4
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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 :

glxinfo

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.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 05:19 PM   #5
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The problem was solved, http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthre...adid=33748891. Sorry I didn't check back at this forum in time, they were responding nearly instantly there.

Thank you all for your tips.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 05:55 PM   #6
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Good to hear!

Gobble gobble get the Fish!
 
  


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