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Old 03-11-2004, 12:57 AM   #1
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Ati 3.7.6 + 2.6.3 + Kde 3.2.1


I know this has been gone over and over and over again but I'm still having some problems. This is what i have done so far:

Downloaded the new ati driver 3.7.6 (released 3/10/04)
rpm2tgz
pkgtool (to remove older driver which didn't work either)
installpkg new driver
cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
chmod a+rx make.sh
./make.sh
cd ..
chmod a+rx make_install.sh
fglfxconfig
xfree86-dga = y
external agpgart = y
modprobe fglrx

a lsmod shows that agpgart and fglrx are running but when i do a fglrxinfo it is still giving me the mesa drivers...

I have made sure that the XF86Config says the driver is fglrx

anything else to try?

thanks
 
Old 03-11-2004, 01:50 AM   #2
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Did you install the driver as root?

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Old 03-11-2004, 09:11 AM   #3
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yes i did, logged out of X, su'd to root.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 09:48 AM   #4
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check you /var/log/XFree86.0.log file... it will give you ideas as too what is failing..
 
Old 03-11-2004, 10:16 AM   #5
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This is from that file, could this be the problem? If so, how do i go about fixing it?

(II) fglrx(0): [drm] created "fglrx" driver at busid "PCI:1:0:0"
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] added 8192 byte SAREA at 0xe19d0000
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] mapped SAREA 0xe19d0000 to 0x40243000
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] framebuffer handle = 0xf0000000
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] added 1 reserved context for kernel
(II) fglrx(0): DRIScreenInit done
(II) fglrx(0): Kernel Module Version Information:
(II) fglrx(0): Name: fglrx
(II) fglrx(0): Version: 3.7.0
(II) fglrx(0): Date: Dec 18 2003
(II) fglrx(0): Desc: ATI Fire GL DRM kernel module
(WW) fglrx(0): Kernel Module version does *not* match driver.
(EE) fglrx(0): incompatible kernel module detected - HW accelerated OpenGL will not work
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] removed 1 reserved context for kernel
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] unmapping 8192 bytes of SAREA 0xe19d0000 at 0x40243000
(WW) fglrx(0): ***********************************************
(WW) fglrx(0): * DRI initialization failed! *
(WW) fglrx(0): * (maybe driver kernel module missing or bad) *
(WW) fglrx(0): * 2D acceleraton available (MMIO) *
(WW) fglrx(0): * no 3D acceleration available *
(WW) fglrx(0): ********************************************* *
 
Old 03-11-2004, 12:19 PM   #6
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Just a thought. Did you delete your old driver first?

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Old 03-11-2004, 12:44 PM   #7
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i removed the old tgz file using pkgtool yes. But then i thought it may be still using the old module so i rmmod fglrx and reinstalled the new ati driver and went through the process again. Just to make sure. and still it is saying mesa drivers.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 03:36 PM   #8
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Instead of su to root, try logging in as root and reinstall the driver as root. Then go into X as root and check to see if the driver loaded. If the driver did load as root, it should now also work as a user.
 
  


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