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Old 01-10-2004, 12:28 PM   #1
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2.6.1 mames Xfree


Ok, this one has been bothering me for a bit now.


Now, after I have installed the new kernel 2.6.1 I can only get 2D working for Xfree

I use the fglrx driver from ATI (ver 3.7) and I am lucky to get 2D working. Which I do by not letting the fglrx module use my systems agp-gart/via-agp and tell it to not use its internel agp-gart. When it finds and uses an agp-gart after I startx the screen will go black and I have to alt-f1 to get a command line back.

This worked fine under the 2.4.2x kernels and I might downgrade if this is not hammered out soon.

So to test to see if it is just the fglrx module that is the problem I used the radeon driver. This gave the same result only when the black screen comes up the system locks. This is with the proper kernel config.

so it was off to the system logs...
Xfree's logs look fine and the last error is just a user shutdown.

dmesg looks like this (with grep fglrx):

fglrx: module license 'Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY' taints kernel.
[fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 679 MBytes.
[fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 3.7.0 [Dec 18 2003] on minor 0
[fglrx:firegl_unlock] *ERROR* Process 605 using kernel context 0

That is the only error I can find.

Right now (like I said) I am able to use 2D (via MMIO) but there is not one bit of 3D.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 01:48 PM   #2
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Do you have all the proper AGP settings compiled into your kernel? Have you tried using the driver in PCI mode?
 
Old 01-10-2004, 01:58 PM   #3
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Yes all the proper AGP settings are compiled in. I have tried them as modules and built-in.

And the driver is running in PCI mode (MMIO) that is how I have been able to get 2D working, but this is as far as I can get.
 
Old 01-11-2004, 09:47 PM   #4
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ummm...

Cough*

Bump.

Any help?
 
Old 01-13-2004, 07:51 AM   #5
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I would be interested in a resolution here.. I would like to try a 2.6 kernel, but I haven't read any success stories in getting gl working with a radeon card yet. I have an m7 chip in my laptop (radeon 7500 mobility)

Maybe I'll try it myself and see what I can figure out slackmeup..
 
Old 01-13-2004, 09:20 AM   #6
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I haven't had any luck with mine yet.. radeon M7500, X won't run.
I am running XF86 4.1 tho..
 
Old 01-13-2004, 11:52 AM   #7
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Slackmeup:

Well.. I don't really know what to tell ya dude.. I just decided to go for it and compile a fresh 2.6.1 and everything went flawlessly.

Check this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=126958

That's where I got the kernel options to use for graphics support. I'm not using ATI's driver.. I'm actually using the drivers that come with new kernel and dri is enabled and working fine.

In fact.. I'm a little stunned, this was only my 2nd recompile and the 1st one was a nightmare.

*shrug*

Lemme know if you have any problems after reading that post above
 
Old 01-14-2004, 08:58 PM   #8
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re: the thread you posted...

I fallowed that before... and using the radeon driver -- like I said... locks up my sysem.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 09:37 PM   #9
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Why don't you post your .config here and I can compare and contrast with what I have on my laptop. I'm sorry though, I have never used the fglrx driver.. just could never get it working.

Also.. what card do you have? I "THINK" the radeon driver with the kernel only works up until the 8500's ? someone correct me if I'm wrong here.. and any card above the 8500, you do need to use an alternate driver.

I see you are trying to use the fglrx driver, but if you have a 8500 or below.. there's no point in messing with that if we can get the radeon driver working.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 09:42 PM   #10
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you want the whole config?
 
Old 01-14-2004, 09:44 PM   #11
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Yea.. here, email it to me at 'pkinney at mnfrost dot com'
 
Old 01-14-2004, 11:00 PM   #12
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check your inbox... and thanks for the help.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 11:03 PM   #13
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Could you also tell me which radeon card you have?
 
Old 01-14-2004, 11:26 PM   #14
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ATI radeon 9000 PRO AGP 4x 64Mb (built by ATI)
 
Old 01-14-2004, 11:30 PM   #15
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Ok.. well I still don't know what card you have. And I know you are more or less trying to get that ATI driver working, which I can't help you with.

However, I did notice some options that you are missing that may help you get the radeon driver working. Try recompiling with these:

# Graphics support
#
CONFIG_FB=y
# CONFIG_FB_CYBER2000 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_IMSTT is not set
# CONFIG_FB_VGA16 is not set
CONFIG_FB_VESA=y
CONFIG_VIDEO_SELECT=y
# CONFIG_FB_HGA is not set
# CONFIG_FB_RIVA is not set
# CONFIG_FB_I810 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_MATROX is not set
CONFIG_FB_RADEON=m
# CONFIG_FB_ATY128 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_ATY is not set
# CONFIG_FB_SIS is not set
# CONFIG_FB_NEOMAGIC is not set
# CONFIG_FB_3DFX is not set
# CONFIG_FB_VOODOO1 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_TRIDENT is not set
# CONFIG_FB_VIRTUAL is not set

#
# Console display driver support
#
CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y
# CONFIG_MDA_CONSOLE is not set
CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_PCI_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FONTS=y
CONFIG_FONT_8x8=y
CONFIG_FONT_8x16=y
# CONFIG_FONT_6x11 is not set
# CONFIG_FONT_PEARL_8x8 is not set
# CONFIG_FONT_ACORN_8x8 is not set
# CONFIG_FONT_MINI_4x6 is not set
# CONFIG_FONT_SUN8x16 is not set
# CONFIG_FONT_SUN12x22 is not set

#
# Logo configuration
#
CONFIG_LOGO=y
CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_MONO=y
CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_VGA16=y
CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_CLUT224=y


And as always check your XF86Config file and make sure you are using 'radeon' as your driver and make sure your monitor settings are correct. Here's the driver portion of my XF86Config, in case it may help:

#**********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
Identifier "radeon"
Driver "radeon"
VideoRam 32768
Option "AGPMode" "4"
Option "AGPFastWrite" "on"
Option "EnablePageFlip" "on"
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

Good Luck!
 
  


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