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Old 06-22-2006, 12:57 PM   #256
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Just updated the top post with that info, Fogie.

Thanks again.
 
Old 06-24-2006, 02:57 PM   #257
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Was just looking over this thread and I've come to this conclusion:

It must be helping. I mean, over 15,000 views, hundred non-'me' posts.

Thanks, everybody, for helping make this thread not only usuable, but far reaching.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 05:29 PM   #258
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Well, I redid my main server (nfs, web, mail) w/ -current, and it jams. It has an old Nvidia MX440 w/128mb , and the newest Nvidia installer worked perfect. Again. 2.5 minutes to install it. No configuration issues at all.

You hear that, ATI? While you are getting better, it's still an unneccisarily complicated mess. Think of the end user. Your Windows users won't put up with it, so why should Linux?

Oh well, enough rant.

Just wanted everybody to know that Nvidia still chugs, just like it should.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 12:44 PM   #259
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fyi...just wanted to report that the ATI version 8.26.18 load in just fine & yield DRI on the bare.i stock default slackware 2.4.31 kernel with the tmpfs/lilo setup.

they also go in no problem for kernel 2.6.16.20 too.

these drivers are more stable for me in UT. I had about 2 crashes in the 8.25 drivers with unreal tournament.

these drivers didn't give me any better performance, and I don't know how to take advantage of the new 'thermal sensors' that they add. Any one know how to check out these numbers in KDE? Also if anyone has a good how to on how I can check my cpu temperature I'd really appreciate it. By for now.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 06:56 PM   #260
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try the following:
Code:
cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THTM/temperature
 
Old 06-30-2006, 11:36 PM   #261
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cat: /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THTM/temperature: No such file or directory

I tried to modprobe thermal as it wasn't shown in /cat/proc/modules

I looked inthe folder /proc/acpi/thermal_zone on the hard drive and there is absolutely nothing there.

my kernel config for acpi is as follows:
# ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) Support
#
CONFIG_ACPI=y
CONFIG_ACPI_SLEEP=y
CONFIG_ACPI_SLEEP_PROC_FS=y
# CONFIG_ACPI_SLEEP_PROC_SLEEP is not set
CONFIG_ACPI_AC=m
CONFIG_ACPI_BATTERY=m
CONFIG_ACPI_BUTTON=m
CONFIG_ACPI_VIDEO=m
# CONFIG_ACPI_HOTKEY is not set
CONFIG_ACPI_FAN=m
CONFIG_ACPI_PROCESSOR=m
CONFIG_ACPI_THERMAL=m
CONFIG_ACPI_ASUS=m
CONFIG_ACPI_IBM=m
CONFIG_ACPI_TOSHIBA=m
CONFIG_ACPI_BLACKLIST_YEAR=0
# CONFIG_ACPI_DEBUG is not set
CONFIG_ACPI_EC=y
CONFIG_ACPI_POWER=y
CONFIG_ACPI_SYSTEM=y
CONFIG_X86_PM_TIMER=y
CONFIG_ACPI_CONTAINER=m

I have to 'modprobe button' in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules to allow me to hit the power button and it just send the shutdown command which is nice. So I know the ACPI is working.
 
Old 07-01-2006, 05:32 AM   #262
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Spelling misteke.

Try /proc/acpi/thermal_zome/THRM/temerature
 
Old 07-01-2006, 11:56 AM   #263
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nope. same thing. my /proc/acpi only has two sub-directories.

-embedded_controller
-power_resource

edit add:
in my /lib/moduels/uname -r/kernel/drivers/acpi i have the following modules:
ac.ko
asus_acpi.ko
battery.ko
button.ko
container.ko
fan.ko
ibm_acpi.ko
processor.ko
thermal.ko
toshiba_acpi.ko
vidoe.ko

Last edited by Old_Fogie; 07-01-2006 at 11:58 AM.
 
Old 07-01-2006, 08:23 PM   #264
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How about you post this in a new thread?

I have some ideas, but this is a bit off topic...
 
Old 07-03-2006, 02:54 PM   #265
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okk I made a new thread cw

here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...20#post2318820
 
Old 07-08-2006, 04:19 PM   #266
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Updated most links

Due to a server switch, I had to update alot of the links in the top post.

Some still do not work, though.

Let me know.
 
Old 07-08-2006, 06:20 PM   #267
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FYI ATI drivers version fglrx_6_8_0-8.26.18-1 do achieve DRI perfectly on kernel 2.6.17

Have not tried testing kernel or 2.4.31 tho, too busy today.

Bye for now.
 
Old 07-09-2006, 06:48 AM   #268
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Hi all, I moved up to kernel 2.6.17.4 tonight as I've been trying to get the temperature sensors working, which I did by the way.

In addition, I am able to get DRI on kernel 2.6.17.4 stable kernel. No problems with ATI driver fglrx_6_8_0-8.26.18-1 here.

Bye for now.
 
Old 07-10-2006, 04:27 AM   #269
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Hi all,

just wanted to post a note about linux ATI drivers, cwilson, you might want to add this in some way to my 'how-to'

the ATI drivers presently put (4) binary executables in /usr/X11R6/bin

they are:

fgl_glxgears # similar to glxgears, but I get about 1/5 of the fps in ATI's vs. the Xorg's

fglrx_xgamma # I don't know what this does

fglrxinfo # shows an output like this:

...........display: :0.0 screen: 0
...........OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
...........OpenGL renderer string: RADEON 9600 XT Generic
...........OpenGL version string: 2.0.5879 (8.26.18)

and lastly

fireglcontrolpanel #let's you configure tv-out, red/blue/green output colors, gamma, etc which seems to have much better actual performance that the color correction bundled with the KDE one, and probably really useful if someone is using a window manager like fluxbox with no gui tool built into the window manager to adjust that stuff.

I have not found where (if any) symbolic links, or KDE menu icons are, or their corresponding .xpm files are.

Any advice on that is appreciated.

Any ATI guys found a way to adjust "contrast" ? not just gamma?
 
Old 07-12-2006, 07:08 PM   #270
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BIG THANKS to cwwilson721 for this thread! My OpenGL seems to work perfectly well now
 
  


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