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Old 04-17-2006, 04:45 PM   #1
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ATI's x1000 series GPUs and Linux - Updated Drivers


I just found out that ATI has finally added support for more of their video cards in the Linux drivers. I had just recently purchased an ATI x1300 card, but ATI's drivers were outdated by almost 6 months. Needless to say, my card was not supported then but it's now supported. Now, I can start fully migrating to Slackware from Windows. It's going to be a long process because all of my games have to work under Slackware, too.

Hopefully the news of newly updated drivers from ATI will help others that were waiting in the wings.

Hector

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Old 04-19-2006, 12:58 AM   #2
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Yeah, they finally work, well not perfectly, but it is pssoble to play some games under Linux. Though ATI really should add vpu recover function in linux too, because my pc crashed already twice due to the grahpicsadapter ( 1800 xl ) and absolutly nothing worked anymore ( I couldn't restart xserver I couldn't switch to a console, only a hardreset did it)
Since I encounter the same problems with windows I came to the conclusion that ATI just isn't able to produce really working drivers.

Well anyway, I'm still glad to finally being able to play UT2004 once again under Linux
 
Old 04-19-2006, 11:46 AM   #3
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Glad to hear you're back in gaming business.

I finally installed the driver this morning. Slackware is screaming fast with GUI stuff now. Much faster than my Windows setup on the same computer.

I've already downloaded the Doom 3 run file and will be installing that shortly.

Also, ran glxgears and far as I can tell, it's all good with the driver. I guess with gaming it could be a different story. I'll keep posting back on my experiences.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 12:59 AM   #4
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Yeah.
Have you ever tried to enbale transparency?
Since I use the ATI driver I can't use transparency anymore, because desktop looks kind of uhmm strange?
 
Old 04-20-2006, 10:36 AM   #5
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So far I only have konsole setup with transparency.
 
Old 04-21-2006, 08:10 AM   #6
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at last drivers for the X1x00 cards!

trouble getting mine to work perfectly, why cant they just use the old "fglrxconfig"!

i used the automatic method, and when i installed it the last message was "there was some errors during installtion" anyway i did "aticonfig --initial" and rebooted.

i then did 'startx' which the xserver did load but left me staring at a white screen. but by flcking between VTs eg flick to the VT used on " ctrl+alt F8" then back to "ctl+alt F7" the desktop would properly appear, once i had turned down the gamma which set way too high it looked well. the white screen happens every time i booted no matter what i have tried so far.

i thought the problems where due to a conflict between the inital VESA driver i had in my xorg.conf and atis driver but that didnt help. no DRI support

the error output from the fglrx-install.log
Code:
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LD [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST
*** Warning: "inter_module_register" [/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko] undefined!
*** Warning: "inter_module_put" [/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko] undefined!
*** Warning: "inter_module_get_request" [/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko] undefined!
*** Warning: "inter_module_unregister" [/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko] undefined!
  CC      /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.mod.o
  LD [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.16'
build succeeded with return value 0
 compiling fglrx_agp.ko module

---big gap in compiling output -- 

*** Warning: "inter_module_register" [/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/firegl_agpgart/fglrx_agp.ko] undefined!
*** Warning: "inter_module_put" [/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/firegl_agpgart/fglrx_agp.ko] undefined!
*** Warning: "verify_area" [/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/firegl_agpgart/fglrx_agp.ko] undefined!
*** Warning: "inter_module_get_request" [/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/firegl_agpgart/fglrx_agp.ko] undefined!
*** Warning: "inter_module_unregister" [/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/firegl_agpgart/fglrx_agp.ko] undefined!
  CC      /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/firegl_agpgart/fglrx_agp.mod.o
  LD [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/firegl_agpgart/fglrx_agp.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.16'
AGPGART build succeeded with return value 0
 finished compiling for fglrx_agp
duplicating results into driver repository...
done.
==============================
- creating symlink
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel modules
failed.
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module - please consult readme.
i dont have agpart or dri support built in at all to my kernel.


bah!
 
Old 04-21-2006, 09:59 AM   #7
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whoa, I forgot to run that command: aticonfig -initial. I just ran the auto installer then ran startx. I must've gotten a little impatient. LOL
 
  


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