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Old 10-25-2006, 11:48 PM   #361
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Nope that didn't work. I then formatted and installed fresh because I was suspicious there were lots more files with wrong magic numbers which slackware didn't --upgrade. That failed too. Then I booted windows to play a net game and the screen kept flickering, and eventually locked up. After various windows settings failed I Went into bios and began tuning all video options off. So after 20 reboots the last option left to change is agp speed which is 4x to 2x. All problems vanished and now my geforce 5500 fx with 256 mb is running slower than the old tnt 32 mb that used the 4x.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 11:55 PM   #362
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... Then I booted windows to play a net game and the screen kept flickering, and eventually locked up. After various windows settings failed I Went into bios and began tuning all video options off. ...agp speed which is 4x to 2x. All problems vanished and now my geforce 5500 fx with 256 mb is running slower than the old tnt 32 mb that used the 4x.
Sounds more like this is a hardware issue...

Gasp! Hardware failing! No! Cannot happen!...

But seriously, since you are running Windows right now, go to Nvidia, and I think they have a diagnostic for Windows. Try that, and see what the results are. I seriously think you have some kind of hardware failure...Don't know if it's mobo or video card, tho. (AGP having to be changed from 4x to 2x is a big clue there.)

As far as mobo issues go, how old is the mobo? There have been issues with capacitor failures from about 1-2 years ago. (Just one thought).
 
Old 10-30-2006, 11:48 AM   #363
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I've started to see more and more posts on the forum that this thread directly addresses. Let's make them try a search of the forum first.

That way, maybe they'll read this thing, and stop asking how to reinvent the wheel....
 
Old 10-31-2006, 09:28 AM   #364
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I personally think this thread should be a sticky.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 06:17 AM   #365
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Hi all,

There's new ATI driver's out. The 32bit installer works great for huge26 slack for me.

These work superbly for me, yet, there is a big but!

I cannot at all get into KDE when using a custom screen resolution (e.g. 1200x900, 960x720) using 'modeline....."

In fact the screen just goes black when I type 'startx' and I can't even get ctl+alt+backspace, or ctrl+alt+f6 to work, I get no screen at all. I have to hit ctrl+alt+delete and reboot the pc.

I truly recommend that if you use these driver's change the inittab so you are at run level 3 slackware default before you install, just in case, so that way you can be at CLI when you reboot and won't be in an endless loop.

In addition I recommend to put the # comment out infront of said custom modelines an be sure it's taken out of the screens section too.

Also adding '-dpi 96' still does not work in the /kde/share/config/....kdmrc either in ServerArguments line yet it does work for VESA.

If someone knows of a fix for custom screen resolutions issue experience, kindly advise. I really want my 1200x900 back.

Bye for now.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 07:01 AM   #366
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Hi, I recently got everything working nicely on my Toshiba notebook with ati graphics, many thanks! I am, however, having an issue with video scaling, it doesn't work! If I try playing a video in mplayer, it can't seem to scale the output, xine does but it is in software mode and uses about 50% cpu to do it.
Is there something to do with video ram that I need to setup?
Many thanks again
 
Old 11-02-2006, 04:49 AM   #367
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@tuttle:

I dont use mplayer, but I was just looking at their doc's and in the preferences there are a few video overlay types that you can use. Most likely I would think that for the newer drivers from ATI you would need the opengl2 multiple textures version. Be sure you have that tmpfs section in fstab. Also, have you manually told ati to use the overlay type of opengl using aticonfig --ovt ? You may also need to tweak psuedo colors in aticonfig, and maybe fast tls. That's all I can think of at the moment.

bye 4 now.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 10:41 PM   #368
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I personally think this thread should be a sticky.
That would sure make it easier to find...lol
 
Old 11-04-2006, 04:28 PM   #369
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Had technical issues with my webserver. Kids stuck a pencil in the CPU fan...

Needless to say, I fixed it. Site is mostly back up, but lost the main page. All the DRI info is still there, as is my conf files.
 
Old 11-09-2006, 10:16 AM   #370
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I personally think this thread should be a sticky.
I feel the same way.
What does a thread require to become sticky? I know it needs a mod to do so, but I mean, is it some kind of quality requirements or something?
Where can I put my vote?
 
Old 11-09-2006, 03:40 PM   #371
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@tuttle:

I dont use mplayer, but I was just looking at their doc's and in the preferences there are a few video overlay types that you can use. Most likely I would think that for the newer drivers from ATI you would need the opengl2 multiple textures version. Be sure you have that tmpfs section in fstab. Also, have you manually told ati to use the overlay type of opengl using aticonfig --ovt ? You may also need to tweak psuedo colors in aticonfig, and maybe fast tls. That's all I can think of at the moment.

bye 4 now.
Thanks for the pointers, sorry for the slight delay in reading them
 
Old 11-19-2006, 01:22 AM   #372
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I feel the same way.
What does a thread require to become sticky? I know it needs a mod to do so, but I mean, is it some kind of quality requirements or something?
Where can I put my vote?
In case you haven't noticed, it is now stuck.

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 01:44 AM   #373
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In case you haven't noticed, it is now stuck.
Congrats. This thread deserved being sticky.

Eric
 
Old 11-20-2006, 12:08 PM   #374
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mmmm..... sticky... :P
 
Old 11-22-2006, 07:17 AM   #375
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aaah finally Sticky.
I do have a request tho, How about changing thread topic and replacing X11 by just Linux. cos many noobs will look at "Enabling 3d acceleration in X11" won't get it and still post about, "Ati drivers in Linux".

Thats just my two pence worth.
 
  


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