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Old 02-03-2009, 12:54 AM   #1
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12.2 fglrx success ati radeon hd 4350 and Intel P45


Herein, I share about my (video and also a plug and play) success!!!!!

Slackware 12.2. The latest (Catalyst 9.1) fglrx just would not work.

http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...ux-radeon.html

Then ran the uninstall.sh And, then DL the Catalyst 8.12 from

http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...ous-linux.html

Installed it. Yippee!!!!!!

Finally, gots video. Rather nice too.

I had booted the latest Knoppix DVD and copied its xorg.conf and used this copy as a starting point for the Catalyst (8.12 works fine, 9.1 would not work).

Oddly, Knoppix had video using the vesa driver. Well, Slack did too, but the colors in Slack were way off, weird and very hard to use whereas Knoppix had good normal colors just only a bit flickery (CRT monitor).

Yep I know, analog monitor on all of this video hardware.

Knoppix (latest DVD) didn't see my 750 GB sata hard drive. Works fine in Slack generic-smp kernel

What's up with that? My guess is the kernel version differences. Intel P45 chipset, ICH10 onboard, 1 sata hard drive.

al@P5Q:~$ fglrxinfo
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 4350
OpenGL version string: 2.1.8304 Release

Asus P5Q Pro motherboard

its default pnp setting in bios is "no" (not a plug and play OS)

Had a, one IRQ problem. Turned on irqpoll. But, then I wondered about the bios setting, changed it to "yes" (yes the OS *is* a plug and play OS). I then removed the irqpoll. Do not need the irqpoll.

Works superbly on "yes" the OS *is* a plug and play OS.

So, what happened to Linux <grin><grin><grin>. People, once upon a time, used to complain too much that "it is not a plug and play OS".

Alan.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 07:32 AM   #2
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You'll have to modify the kernel config and recompile in order
to use ATI's 9.1 driver.
Code:
Bus options (PCI etc.)  --->[*] Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI and MSI-X)
And to facilitate easy removal/upgrade of fglrx later on,
take advantage of the installer's ability to create a Slackware package.
Code:
./ati-driver-installer-9-1-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Slackware/All
 
Old 02-03-2009, 09:08 AM   #3
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Exactly

Quote:
Originally Posted by wadsworth View Post
You'll have to modify the kernel config and recompile in order
to use ATI's 9.1 driver.
Code:
Bus options (PCI etc.)  --->[*] Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI and MSI-X)
And to facilitate easy removal/upgrade of fglrx later on,
take advantage of the installer's ability to create a Slackware package.
Code:
./ati-driver-installer-9-1-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Slackware/All
I did the first part of that, except that once I had the kernel modified, I modified the SlackBuild for the ATI drivers in 12.1 from SBo to use 9.1, G4Led "xorg.conf fglrx" & came up with a post on the Arch Linux forums with the mods needed to xorg.conf. It's working well now on my laptop (just an X1200).
Regards,
Bill
 
Old 02-08-2009, 01:09 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TSquaredF View Post
I did the first part of that, except that once I had the kernel modified, I modified the SlackBuild for the ATI drivers in 12.1 from SBo to use 9.1, G4Led "xorg.conf fglrx" & came up with a post on the Arch Linux forums with the mods needed to xorg.conf. It's working well now on my laptop (just an X1200).
Regards,
Bill
Could you post a link to the Arch forum regarding the xorg.config? My Xpress 200M isn't working with 9.1 and PCI_MSI (PIC_enabled_MSI errors, and yes i have the PCI_MSI enabled).

Cheers.
 
Old 02-09-2009, 09:43 AM   #5
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C-Sniper:
Quote:
Could you post a link to the Arch forum regarding the xorg.config? My Xpress 200M isn't working with 9.1 and PCI_MSI (PIC_enabled_MSI errors, and yes i have the PCI_MSI enabled).
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=60071
This is very minimal, but it is all I used, in the sections listed. Works fine.
Regards,
Bill
 
  


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