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Old 03-31-2004, 09:57 AM   #1
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xfree86 4.4.0


just wondering how this is working out for everyone. i want to upgrade, but my radeon drivers are for xfree86 4.3.0, and i had enough hell getting them to work that id hate to just destroy something that seems to be working just fine. So let me know how it worked out with things such as current drivers, windows managers, etc. thanks
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:11 AM   #2
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I have an ATI radeon 9000, running slackware 9.1. I never liked the 3d drivers from ATI. Had them working, but it didn't work very well.

I installed Xfree 4.4 recently, and now i have 3D acceleration by default! no additional drivers, no setup thingies, no whatever. It just works! (and far better than the drivers from ATI I've tried till now)

Also fonts seem to look better now.. (using KDE 3.2.1 here..)

Did had some troubles whit the fonts. Remember to completely remove Xfree 4.3 before you install 4.4, this seems to fix that problem
 
Old 03-31-2004, 02:59 PM   #3
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wonderful. man, getting 3d to work was awful. i use the kt400 chipset with a radeon 9700 pro and went through that long thread in the hardware forum to modify the driver and make it work, i really didnt want to lose all that work.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 09:43 AM   #4
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I would like to ask where can I see what version of Xfree86 do i have. I have SuSe 9.0 and ATI Radeon 9000 pro 128. 3d acceleration was enabled by default, but when I go to play Americas Army Operations 2.0.0a it look likes there is no 3d acceleration.

What to do?

Do I need new drivers?

lux
 
Old 04-01-2004, 02:38 PM   #5
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there is a script i could email you to tell you that. i got it from ati's website, so you can download it yourself if you wish. it is check.sh, found when you select any linux drivers in the instructions section. all it does is check your xfree86 version. if you want it emailed, i just need an email address
 
Old 04-01-2004, 02:48 PM   #6
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I only upgraded my Slack 8.1 system to 4.4
from source about an hour ago, looks good,
working with a Radeon Mobility M6 on a PIV
notebook :) - glxgears still on around 220FPS.

Quite frankly I can't tell a difference, not in
performance or looks ;) ... but the upgrade
was painless and quick ... only 1.5 hours or
so :D



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 04-01-2004, 03:34 PM   #7
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220? on what card? i had something similar till i got my drivers fixed, and now i get upwards of 4000
 
Old 04-01-2004, 04:10 PM   #8
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Look back at words 11, 10 and 9 before the 220...
 
Old 04-01-2004, 06:22 PM   #9
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ack! my mistake, shouldve paid more attention to the post
 
Old 04-01-2004, 06:29 PM   #10
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Well, I may well have a installation problem :)

But it's certainly fast enough for my GL screen-
savers, and I don't play games, so I really don't
care too much about the FPS.

According to the gatos project page the radeon
drm driver should be loaded after agpgart, but
I can't for the life of me figure out how to achieve
that, even with agpgart compiled in the radeon
module gets loaded first :}


Cheers,
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