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Old 03-07-2005, 04:41 PM   #1
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Post DISCUSSION: How To: Install X.Org 6.8 and ATI Proprietary drivers in Mandrake 10.1


This thread is to discuss the article titled: How To: Install X.Org 6.8 and ATI Proprietary drivers in Mandrake 10.1
 
Old 03-07-2005, 05:12 PM   #2
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is it fglrxinfo or glxinfo or is that just a Xorg thingie
 
Old 05-14-2005, 11:30 PM   #3
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Hey, i have followed your guide but i am stuck
i have installed the ati drivers, bit i get the message " OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org".
so now i have to install the kernel source code, and the gcc compiler as you state in your guide.

how do i get this kerner source code and install it, and also how to get this gcc compiler,.

i dont know what these two things are, or how to get the right ones.
If some one could help me with this i would most appreciate it.

Thanks
 
Old 06-09-2005, 09:08 PM   #4
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I'm currently working on getting this to work for me also. I did the steps mentioned, but failed to notice the first time around that my kernel source and Gcc were needed. You can install your kernel source through Rpmdrake in Mandriva. I'm downloading it right now, not sure if its included on the installation disks, but I have mine disabled as package source since I was having bad signature and failed installations using them for some reason... so its gonna be a while dowloading says 165 megs just for the source...then i'll see if gcc compiler is also within the Rpmdrake package installer. You should try the same and repeat the installation procedure when all is installed thats needed.

Oh you can find your kernel version by going here:

STAR --> SYSTEM --> CONFIGURATION --> Configure your Desktop

The configuration window will open with all the stuff to the left and the kernel version in the right side... I.E. mine says:

KDE Version: 3.2.3
User: ******
Hostname: ******
System: Linux
Release: 2.6.8.1-12mdk
Machine: i686
 
Old 09-05-2005, 02:18 PM   #5
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slowness in the ATI drivers

Hi,

I found the installation quite easy and had no problems with the latest ATI drivers (8.16.20, released 17/8/2005) on Mandriva LE, which uses Xorg 6.8. However, I get EXTREME slowness while running the game tuxracer, despite it doing what I want it to do, stretch all the way across my wide-screen laptop monitor (I have a Dell 8600).

In fact, when I run glxgears, I get a consistent 252 FPS, with occassional low being 168 and occassional high being 308!!!

Anybody know what is going on and how I can fix this?

Is there some certain parameters I need to say yes/no too when I run fglrxconfig? I was not sure exactly what all I should have said. I first tried activating every feature, then activating little features.

Also, I noticed my mouse pointer does not work and show when tuxracer starts up. This is also true in other game-apps like powermanga.

Thanks for the help!
 
Old 10-31-2005, 07:46 PM   #6
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i followed the steps in that article...but for the life of me i cant get it to work....i updated the necessary kernels and stuff....but everytime i install the ATI drivers it seems to erase the contents of the xorg.conf file.

is there another instruction set to get ATI drivers onto mandrake 10.1

I've got a ATI 9800 PRO running mandrake 10.1
p4 2.53ghz
1gb ram
WD 200gig HD


thanks
 
Old 10-31-2005, 10:23 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by stach
i followed the steps in that article...but for the life of me i cant get it to work....i updated the necessary kernels and stuff....but everytime i install the ATI drivers it seems to erase the contents of the xorg.conf file.

is there another instruction set to get ATI drivers onto mandrake 10.1

I've got a ATI 9800 PRO running mandrake 10.1
p4 2.53ghz
1gb ram
WD 200gig HD


thanks
What article? The one I put up? Or some other one?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...59#post1842259
This is for Mandrake 10.2 and ATI proprietary drivers, which includes what I did to discover why my graphics card was running so slow (it actually wasn't installed even though I thought it was)
 
Old 10-31-2005, 11:29 PM   #8
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no not the link you just provided but the link in the top of the thread

i will try the link you provided later tonight

right now im having a helluva time trying to install enlightenment..


thanks
 
Old 11-01-2005, 01:06 AM   #9
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I had a former co-worker buddy from Sun who just raved on Enlightenment...after he went through a bottle of pills installing it on his Sun station

too much pain for me
 
Old 11-01-2005, 01:08 AM   #10
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ya i gave up.....im using gnome now

is there a way i can use konquerer in gnome? i cant seem to find a good file browser in gnome

thanks
 
Old 11-01-2005, 09:41 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by stach
ya i gave up.....im using gnome now

is there a way i can use konquerer in gnome? i cant seem to find a good file browser in gnome

thanks
Probably, but I try not to mix environment programs.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 03:34 PM   #12
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This was definitely an awesome article... for 2d acceleration that is.
3d, not so much.
Technically this article improved my output for fgl_glxgears... enough that there IS output now.
But the output is about a million error messages and a 3d demo that I can take the frame rate on my watch (48 frames per minute, went as low as 36, as high as 50. Notice that is frames per MINUTE)

It looks like this thread (specifically the fourth post) has some instructions in getting 3d acceleration to work.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t=acceleration

I haven't tested it yet, but I'm about to do it now. If it doesn't work and anyone wants to tackle this problem, I'll point you to the error message when I run fgl_glxgears:

Code:
fgl_glxgears
FGLTexMgr: open of shared memory object failed (Function not implemented)
__FGLTexMgrCreateObject: __FGLTexMgrSHMmalloc failed!!!
fglX11AllocateManagedSurface: __FGLTexMgrCreateObject failed!!
FGLTexMgr: open of shared memory object failed (Function not implemented)
__FGLTexMgrCreateObject: __FGLTexMgrSHMmalloc failed!!!
This repeats about, 50 times (very very rough estimate) and every now and then there is a frame rate calculated:
5 frames in 6.0 seconds = 0.833 FPS
4 frames in 5.0 seconds = 0.800 FPS
3 frames in 5.0 seconds = 0.600 FPS
4 frames in 5.0 seconds = 0.800 FPS
4 frames in 6.0 seconds = 0.667 FPS
4 frames in 5.0 seconds = 0.800 FPS

Hopefully someone will work on this, and then it can be added to the article tjmax made

Steve
 
Old 11-01-2005, 04:10 PM   #13
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Ok, I tried it, and it works.
Seems the problem was the POSIX shared memory, although I also resolved some issues with xorg as well
Turns out, Tuxracer is actually kind of fun when it works right.
(until it crashes and your resolution sticks at 640 x 480 for some reason...oh well, that's a problem I can manage without linuxquestions.org )

Steve
 
Old 11-01-2005, 04:20 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by 43r05p4c3

5 frames in 6.0 seconds = 0.833 FPS
4 frames in 5.0 seconds = 0.800 FPS
3 frames in 5.0 seconds = 0.600 FPS
4 frames in 5.0 seconds = 0.800 FPS
4 frames in 6.0 seconds = 0.667 FPS
4 frames in 5.0 seconds = 0.800 FPS

Hopefully someone will work on this, and then it can be added to the article tjmax made

Steve [/B]
That seems awfully slow. Are you sure you are using your ATI driver? What does fglrxinfo say? Or are you trying to run fgl_glxgears in a full-sized window?

Tuxracer has yet to crash on me and runs quite smoothly on my wide-screen laptop.
 
Old 11-02-2005, 05:26 PM   #15
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Yes it was rather slow. I don't know if it was using the ATI driver, but it is now.
I managed to enable POSIX shared memory and suddenly fgl_glxgears is massively better. Check it out:

Code:
$ fgl_glxgears
Using GLX_SGIX_pbuffer
3953 frames in 5.0 seconds = 790.600 FPS
4156 frames in 5.0 seconds = 831.200 FPS
4222 frames in 5.0 seconds = 844.400 FPS
7648 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1529.600 FPS
6959 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1391.800 FPS
6756 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1351.200 FPS
8110 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1622.000 FPS
3605 frames in 5.0 seconds = 721.000 FPS
3955 frames in 5.0 seconds = 791.000 FPS
4415 frames in 5.0 seconds = 883.000 FPS
4397 frames in 5.0 seconds = 879.400 FPS
2159 frames in 5.0 seconds = 431.800 FPS
1903 frames in 5.0 seconds = 380.600 FPS
1914 frames in 5.0 seconds = 382.800 FPS
1874 frames in 5.0 seconds = 374.800 FPS
3151 frames in 5.0 seconds = 630.200 FPS
Clearly a HUGE improvement. The lower values are from when I put it full screen.

Steve
 
  


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