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Old 04-10-2004, 04:20 PM   #1
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Radeon 9800 Pro Drivers and 3D Acceleration


Hello I am running Suse 9.0 i have a radeon 9800 pro 128 mb. I downloaded the drivers directly off of ati.com and installed them. After installing them I checked out the control panel thing they gave it said it was using software rendering. (I use chronium bsu for testing). I used the fglrxconfig command to configure and then tested it with fglrxinfo it said it was using software to render then I went into Yast and tried turning on the 3D support, The thing said that the cards does not support 3D acceleration at all!

Help would be greatly appreciated!

Oh and there was some one that answered this question before except when I tried doing as it said I couldn't because the console said permision denied, even as root. Here is a link to that asnswer http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...698#post798698
 
Old 04-10-2004, 05:41 PM   #2
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The biggest issues that plague's people trying to install ATI drivers are AGP support, and reading the documentation. You must make sure that either your kernel supports your motherboards's AGP or use the agpgart that comes with the drivers. I find its easier to compile my kernel correctly and use the "internal" agpgart rather than using ATI's. After that just make sure you followed the installation documentation exactly, (i.e. rpm -uvH --force fglrx..., then build youre modules, then run fglrxconfig) and then post any specific errors you get.
As far as the permission denied thing, i think you are referring to the "make" and "make install" scripts not being executable. Do a "chmod 777 or 755 make/make install" while logged in as root and then do a "./make" and "./make_install".
 
Old 04-11-2004, 01:41 PM   #3
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Thank you for your answer I did as you suggested and it all worked however when I use the external agpgart it never boots with 3d acceleration. So I am wondering how did you compile your kernel "correctly" could you give me a step by step tutorial? That would be really helpful, thank you!

~Xerop
 
Old 04-12-2004, 10:43 PM   #4
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If the internal agpgart driver works, and works well, then stick with it.
To answer your question, simply do a "make menuconfig" in /usr/src/linux, go into section
"device drivers"> "character devices". Once there, enable support for "/dev/agpgart" and also whichever agp chipset you use. For example, I use the nforce/nforce2 driver.
If compiling agpgart as a module, then you would add "agpgart" to your appropriate autoload script.
 
  


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