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Old 02-07-2007, 11:14 PM   #1
1337ln
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Registered: Jun 2006
Location: B-Ville, PA
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FGLRX DRI issues in debian etch


hello,

I am running Debian etch currently on my HP nc8000 laptop, quite possible one of the most pleasant laptops to install Linux on, but I am having one slight issue. For a few months now I've been attempting to get Direct rendering to work with the laptop's

Code:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10]
For the life of me I cannot get this to work, I installed the fglrx driver from debian's repositories, and even went as far as generating my own .deb files with

Code:
Apollo:/home/ron1n# ./ati-driver-installer-8.33.6-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Debian/etch
and installing them like so
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Apollo:/home/ron1n# dpkg -i fglrx-*
but after any and every attempt glxinfo still tells me this:

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ron1n@Apollo:~$ glxinfo | grep render
Xlib:  extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
direct rendering: No
    GLX_ATI_pixel_format_float, GLX_ATI_render_texture
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
fglrxinfo doesn't tell me much more either:

Code:
Xlib:  extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.5.1)
I've done everything I can and this fustration is seriously overwhelming.
Any help is much appreciated, I've been at this for quiet a while.

The only clue I have is somewhere deep inside /var/log/Xorg.0.log

Code:
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device or address)
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device or address)
drmOpenDevice: Open failed
[drm] failed to load kernel module "fglrx"
(WW) fglrx(0): Failed to open DRM connection
(--) fglrx(0): VideoRAM: 65536 kByte, Type: DDR SGRAM / SDRAM
(II) fglrx(0): AGP card detected
(WW) fglrx(0): board is an unknown third party board, chipset is supported
(II) Loading sub module "ddc"
(II) LoadModule: "ddc"
(II) Reloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libddc.so
(II) fglrx(0): Connected Display1: LCD on internal LVDS [lvds]
(II) fglrx(0): Display1 EDID data ---------------------------
(II) fglrx(0): Manufacturer: LGP  Model: bf54  Serial#: 0
(II) fglrx(0): Year: 1990  Week: 0
(II) fglrx(0): EDID Version: 1.3
(II) fglrx(0): Digital Display Input
(II) fglrx(0): Max H-Image Size [cm]: horiz.: 30  vert.: 23
(II) fglrx(0): Gamma: 2.20
(II) fglrx(0): No DPMS capabilities specified; RGB/Color Display
(II) fglrx(0): First detailed timing is preferred mode
(II) fglrx(0): redX: 0.568 redY: 0.336   greenX: 0.308 greenY: 0.539
(II) fglrx(0): blueX: 0.154 blueY: 0.133   whiteX: 0.312 whiteY: 0.328
(II) fglrx(0): Manufacturer's mask: 0
(II) fglrx(0): Supported additional Video Mode:
(II) fglrx(0): clock: 108.0 MHz   Image Size:  305 x 228 mm
(II) fglrx(0): h_active: 1400  h_sync: 1432  h_sync_end 1464 h_blank_end 1600 h_border: 0
(II) fglrx(0): v_active: 1050  v_sync: 1058  v_sync_end 1066 v_blanking: 1125 v_border: 0
(II) fglrx(0):  LGPhilipsLCD
(II) fglrx(0):  LP150E06-A2
(II) fglrx(0): End of Display1 EDID data --------------------
(II) fglrx(0): Primary Controller - LCD on internal LVDS
(II) fglrx(0): Internal Desktop Setting: 0x00000008
(II) fglrx(0): POWERplay version 3.  3 power states available:
(II) fglrx(0):   1. 344/209MHz @ 60Hz [enable load balancing]
(II) fglrx(0):   2. 105/105MHz @ 60Hz [enable sleep]
(II) fglrx(0):   3. 297/105MHz @ 60Hz [enable sleep, thermal diode mode]
(==) fglrx(0): Qbs disabled
(==) fglrx(0): FAST_SWAP disabled
(==) fglrx(0):  PseudoColor visuals disabled
(==) fglrx(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(==) fglrx(0): Center Mode is disabled
(==) fglrx(0): TMDS coherent mode is enabled
(II) fglrx(0): Total of 14 modes found for primary display.
(--) fglrx(0): Virtual size is 1400x1050 (pitch 0)
(**) fglrx(0): *Mode "1400x1050": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1400x1050"  108.00  1400 1432 1464 1600  1050 1058 1066 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "1280x1024": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1280x1024"  108.00  1280 1368 1400 1600  1024 1045 1053 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "1024x768": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1024x768"  108.00  1024 1240 1272 1600  768 917 925 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "848x480": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "848x480"  108.00  848 1152 1184 1600  480 773 781 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "800x600": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "800x600"  108.00  800 1128 1160 1600  600 833 841 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "720x576": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "720x576"  108.00  720 1088 1120 1600  576 821 829 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "720x480": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "720x480"  108.00  720 1088 1120 1600  480 773 781 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "640x480": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "640x480"  108.00  640 1048 1080 1600  480 773 781 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "640x400": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "640x400"  108.00  640 1048 1080 1600  400 733 741 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "640x350": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "640x350"  108.00  640 1048 1080 1600  350 708 716 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "512x384": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "512x384"  108.00  512 984 1016 1600  384 725 733 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "400x300": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz (D)
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "400x300"  108.00  400 928 960 1600  300 833 841 1125 doublescan
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "320x240": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz (D)
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "320x240"  108.00  320 888 920 1600  240 773 781 1125 doublescan
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "320x200": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz (D)
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "320x200"  108.00  320 888 920 1600  200 733 741 1125 doublescan
(--) fglrx(0): Display dimensions: (300, 230) mm
(--) fglrx(0): DPI set to (118, 115)
(--) fglrx(0): Virtual size is 1400x1050 (pitch 1408)
(**) fglrx(0): *Mode "1400x1050": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1400x1050"  108.00  1400 1432 1464 1600  1050 1058 1066 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "1280x1024": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1280x1024"  108.00  1280 1368 1400 1600  1024 1045 1053 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "1024x768": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1024x768"  108.00  1024 1240 1272 1600  768 917 925 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "848x480": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "848x480"  108.00  848 1152 1184 1600  480 773 781 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "800x600": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "800x600"  108.00  800 1128 1160 1600  600 833 841 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "720x576": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "720x576"  108.00  720 1088 1120 1600  576 821 829 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "720x480": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "720x480"  108.00  720 1088 1120 1600  480 773 781 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "640x480": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "640x480"  108.00  640 1048 1080 1600  480 773 781 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "640x400": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "640x400"  108.00  640 1048 1080 1600  400 733 741 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "640x350": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "640x350"  108.00  640 1048 1080 1600  350 708 716 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "512x384": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "512x384"  108.00  512 984 1016 1600  384 725 733 1125
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "400x300": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz (D)
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "400x300"  108.00  400 928 960 1600  300 833 841 1125 doublescan
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "320x240": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz (D)
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "320x240"  108.00  320 888 920 1600  240 773 781 1125 doublescan
(**) fglrx(0):  Default mode "320x200": 108.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 67.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz (D)
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "320x200"  108.00  320 888 920 1600  200 733 741 1125 doublescan
(II) Loading sub module "fb"
(II) LoadModule: "fb"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
(II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
        ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.3
(II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
(II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libramdac.so
(II) Module ramdac: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 0.1.0
        ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.0
(==) fglrx(0): NoAccel = NO
(II) Loading sub module "xaa"
(II) LoadModule: "xaa"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libxaa.so
(II) Module xaa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.2.0
        ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.0
(==) fglrx(0): HPV inactive
(==) fglrx(0): FSAA enabled: NO
(==) fglrx(0): FSAA Gamma enabled
(==) fglrx(0): FSAA Multisample Position is fix
(==) fglrx(0): NoDRI = NO
(II) Loading sub module "fglrxdrm"
(II) LoadModule: "fglrxdrm"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux/libfglrxdrm.so
(II) Module fglrxdrm: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
        compiled for 7.1.0, module version = 8.33.6
        ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) fglrx(0): Depth moves disabled by default
(==) fglrx(0): Capabilities: 0x00000000
(==) fglrx(0): CapabilitiesEx: 0x00000000
(==) fglrx(0): cpuFlags: 0x8000001d
(==) fglrx(0): OpenGL ClientDriverName: "fglrx_dri.so"
(WW) fglrx(0): No DRM connection for driver fglrx.
(==) fglrx(0): UseFastTLS=0
(==) fglrx(0): BlockSignalsOnLock=1
(==) fglrx(0): EnablePrivateBackZ = NO
(--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
(II) do I need RAC?  No, I don't.
(II) resource ranges after preInit:
        [0] 0   0       0x90400000 - 0x9040ffff (0x10000) MX[B]
        [1] 0   0       0x98000000 - 0x9fffffff (0x8000000) MX[B]
        [2] -1  0       0x00100000 - 0x36ffffff (0x36f00000) MX[B]E(B)
        [3] -1  0       0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
        [4] -1  0       0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
        [5] -1  0       0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
        [6] -1  0       0x90000000 - 0x9000ffff (0x10000) MX[B]
        [7] -1  0       0x90100000 - 0x90103fff (0x4000) MX[B]
        [8] -1  0       0x90380000 - 0x903807ff (0x800) MX[B]
        [9] -1  0       0x90280000 - 0x90280fff (0x1000) MX[B]
        [10] -1 0       0x90080000 - 0x9008ffff (0x10000) MX[B]
        [11] -1 0       0xa0180000 - 0xa01800ff (0x100) MX[B]
        [12] -1 0       0xa0100000 - 0xa01001ff (0x200) MX[B]
        [13] -1 0       0x37000000 - 0x370003ff (0x400) MX[B]
        [14] -1 0       0xa0000000 - 0xa00003ff (0x400) MX[B]
        [15] -1 0       0xb0000000 - 0xafffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
        [16] -1 0       0x90400000 - 0x9040ffff (0x10000) MX[B](B)
        [17] -1 0       0x98000000 - 0x9fffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
        [18] 0  0       0x000a0000 - 0x000affff (0x10000) MS[B](OprU)
        [19] 0  0       0x000b0000 - 0x000b7fff (0x8000) MS[B](OprU)
        [20] 0  0       0x000b8000 - 0x000bffff (0x8000) MS[B](OprU)
        [21] 0  0       0x00002000 - 0x000020ff (0x100) IX[B]
        [22] -1 0       0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
        [23] -1 0       0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
        [24] -1 0       0x00003800 - 0x0000387f (0x80) IX[B]
        [25] -1 0       0x00003400 - 0x000034ff (0x100) IX[B]
        [26] -1 0       0x00003880 - 0x000038bf (0x40) IX[B]
        [27] -1 0       0x00003000 - 0x000030ff (0x100) IX[B]
        [28] -1 0       0x00003c20 - 0x00003c2f (0x10) IX[B]
        [29] -1 0       0x00003c00 - 0x00003c1f (0x20) IX[B]
        [30] -1 0       0x000038e0 - 0x000038ff (0x20) IX[B]
        [31] -1 0       0x000038c0 - 0x000038df (0x20) IX[B]
        [32] -1 0       0x00002000 - 0x000020ff (0x100) IX[B](B)
        [33] 0  0       0x000003b0 - 0x000003bb (0xc) IS[B](OprU)
        [34] 0  0       0x000003c0 - 0x000003df (0x20) IS[B](OprU)
(II) fglrx(0): driver needs X.org 7.1.x.y with x.y >= 0.0
(II) fglrx(0): detected X.org 7.1.1.0
(EE) fglrx(0): GART is not initialized, disabling DRI
(WW) fglrx(0): ***********************************************
(WW) fglrx(0): * DRI initialization failed!                  *
(WW) fglrx(0): * (maybe driver kernel module missing or bad) *
(WW) fglrx(0): * 2D acceleraton available (MMIO)             *
(WW) fglrx(0): * no 3D acceleration available                *
(WW) fglrx(0): ********************************************* *
(II) fglrx(0): FBADPhys: 0x98000000 FBMappedSize: 0x04000000
(==) fglrx(0): Write-combining range (0x98000000,0x4000000)
(II) fglrx(0): FBMM initialized for area (0,0)-(1408,8191)
(II) fglrx(0): FBMM auto alloc for area (0,0)-(1408,1050) (front color buffer - assumption)
(II) fglrx(0): Largest offscreen area available: 1408 x 7141
(==) fglrx(0): Backing store disabled
(==) fglrx(0): Silken mouse enabled
(II) Loading extension FGLRXEXTENSION
(II) Loading extension ATITVOUT
(**) fglrx(0): DPMS enabled
(II) fglrx(0): Using XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA)
        Screen to screen bit blits
        Solid filled rectangles
        Solid Horizontal and Vertical Lines
        Offscreen Pixmaps
        Setting up tile and stipple cache:
                32 128x128 slots
                32 256x256 slots
                16 512x512 slots
(II) fglrx(0): Acceleration enabled
(II) fglrx(0): Direct rendering disabled
(==) fglrx(0): Using hardware cursor
(==) RandR enabled
(II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
(II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
(II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
(II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
(II) Initializing built-in extension XC-APPGROUP
(II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFree86-Bigfont
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
(II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
(II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
(II) Initializing built-in extension XEVIE
(EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
(II) Loading local sub module "GLcore"
(II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libGLcore.so
(II) Module GLcore: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
        ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) GLX: Initialized MESA-PROXY GL provider for screen 0
(**) Option "CoreKeyboard"
(**) Generic Keyboard: Core Keyboard
(**) Option "Protocol" "standard"
(**) Generic Keyboard: Protocol: standard
(**) Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
(**) Generic Keyboard: XkbRules: "xorg"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
(**) Generic Keyboard: XkbModel: "pc104"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "us"
(**) Generic Keyboard: XkbLayout: "us"
(**) Option "CustomKeycodes" "off"
(**) Generic Keyboard: CustomKeycodes disabled
(**) Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
(**) Configured Mouse: Device: "/dev/input/mice"
(**) Configured Mouse: Protocol: "ImPS/2"
(**) Option "CorePointer"
(**) Configured Mouse: Core Pointer
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
(**) Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
(**) Configured Mouse: Emulate3Buttons, Emulate3Timeout: 50
(**) Configured Mouse: ZAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) Configured Mouse: Buttons: 9
(II) Synaptics touchpad driver version 0.14.6 (1406)
(--) Synaptics Touchpad auto-dev sets device to /dev/input/event2
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/event2"
(**) Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
(--) Synaptics Touchpad touchpad found
(**) Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
(**) Synaptics Touchpad: always reports core events
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Synaptics Touchpad" (type: MOUSE)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Configured Mouse" (type: MOUSE)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Generic Keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)
    xkb_keycodes             { include "xfree86+aliases(qwerty)" };
    xkb_types                { include "complete" };
    xkb_compatibility        { include "complete" };
    xkb_symbols              { include "pc(pc105)+us" };
    xkb_geometry             { include "pc(pc104)" };
Synaptics DeviceInit called
SynapticsCtrl called.
(II) Configured Mouse: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
Synaptics DeviceOn called
(--) Synaptics Touchpad auto-dev sets device to /dev/input/event2
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/event2"
(--) Synaptics Touchpad touchpad found
Synaptics DeviceOff called
(II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
Synaptics DeviceOn called
(--) Synaptics Touchpad auto-dev sets device to /dev/input/event2
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/event2"
(--) Synaptics Touchpad touchpad found
(II) Configured Mouse: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
AUDIT: Wed Feb  7 23:45:45 2007: 4193 X: client 22 rejected from local host
Also, if its any help here is my xorg.conf file:

Code:
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # path to defoma fonts
        FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load    "i2c"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "ddc"
        Load    "dri"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "kbd"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc104"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
        Option          "HorizScrollDelta"      "0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "ATI Technologies Inc RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10]"
        Driver          "ati"
        BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
        Option          "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "ATI Technologies Inc RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10]"
        Monitor         "Generic Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           1
                Modes           "1400x1050"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           4
                Modes           "1400x1050"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           8
                Modes           "1400x1050"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           15
                Modes           "1400x1050"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "1400x1050"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1400x1050"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Screen          "Default Screen"
        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
        InputDevice     "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Mode    0666
EndSection
Any help is extremely appreciated.
Is there anything I forgot?
I'm all out of ideas.

thanks,
Salvatore

ps. I can even email my entire /var/log/Xorg.0.log file if necessary.
 
Old 02-08-2007, 02:09 AM   #2
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Look for the fglrx kernel module running. If it isn't installed with installer (I had got the same problem earlier), than compile and install it with your hands.
 
Old 02-08-2007, 08:59 PM   #3
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Although I'm several months into using Debian, I haven't had much experience with kernel modules.

Code:
modprobe fglrx
is that how I see if the kernel module is running?

if so, it returns

Code:
FATAL: Module fglrx not found.
I have the latest installer from the website
what should I pass to it so I can compile and install by hand?
 
Old 02-08-2007, 09:17 PM   #4
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What kernel are you using. If you can't get a newer one, you'll probably have to clean up your mess before you can get it working. It's best to install the ones from Debian using module-assistant I did install the ones in experimental to get a newer version with no difficulty, but I wouldn't recommend that for the first time.

I wrote a little howto in this thread a while back. The only things that should have changed is the kernel version and the references to Sid. The current kernel is 2.6.18-4, and everything you need is now in Etch.

One other thing, you might need to manually change "ati" to "fglrx" in the Device Section of your xorg.conf file.

Last edited by rickh; 02-08-2007 at 09:21 PM.
 
Old 02-08-2007, 09:26 PM   #5
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Thanks so much!
module-assistant fixed everything

I has previously installed the source code without thinking about it.

it was
Code:
./ati-driver-installer-8.33.6-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Debian/etch
and then

Code:
dpkg -i fglrx-*
installed it into /usr/src for me

it was as simple as

installing it with module assistant and configuring it!

tonight I have seen the most beautiful thing with my eyes ever...

no back-talk from
Code:
modprobe fglrx
=]

Code:
glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: Yes
Thanks again,
Salvatore
 
Old 03-31-2007, 01:23 PM   #6
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There was a discussion about the installation and support (I tried to install this on SUSE 10.2 but it is not SUSE specific problem).

I have put there the steps which way I installed the driver - including patch and so on for kernel 2.6.20.

You can download the tar.bz2 file unpack it and rebuild the driver yourself. Let me know if it worked or any help was needed.

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=257060
 
  


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