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Hyakutake 09-17-2005 11:15 AM

ATI 9600Pro & ATI Proprietary Drivers problem
 
Hi all.
I've got some problems with my new ati and slack10.2.

Installed 10.2 packages:
/a
/d
/k
/l
/x
/kde

Everything went ok, rebooted and tried startx with my 'generic' xorg.conf

Code:

Section "Module"
Load    "dbe"
Load    "type1"
Load    "freetype"
Load    "glx"
Load    "dri"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/fonts/local/"
FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Keyboard"
Driver      "kbd"
Option      "XkbModel"  "pc105"
Option      "XkbLayout"  "pt"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Mouse1"
Driver      "mouse"
Option      "Protocol"  "IMPS/2"
Option      "Device"    "/dev/mouse"
Option      "ZAxisMapping"  "4 5"
Option      "Buttons"  "5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "My Monitor"
HorizSync  30-70
VertRefresh 50-160
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier  "VESA Framebuffer"
Driver      "vesa"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier  "Screen 1"
Device      "VESA Framebuffer"
Monitor      "My Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
 Subsection "Display"
 Depth 8
 Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
 EndSubsection
 Subsection "Display"
 Depth 16
 Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
 EndSubsection
 Subsection "Display"
 Depth 24
 Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
 EndSubsection
 Subsection "Display"
 Depth 32
 Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
 EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier  "Simple Layout"
Screen      "Screen 1"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

X was ok, but no 3D acceleration.
Downloaded ATI proprietary dirvers (www.ati.com) and ran it with no problems

next: fglrxconfig, save new xorg.config
rebooted

Now it gets problematic, when i try fglrxinfo it says "unable to open display :0"

tried startx and the screen blacks out and the system stops.
Rebooted and placed the old xorg.confi wich has no efect now, it still blacks out and dosent do anything.
Dont know what to do next :confused:

Can any one help me out on this?
Thanks in advance.

heltreko 09-17-2005 01:50 PM

Re: ATI 9600Pro & ATI Proprietary Drivers problem
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Hyakutake
Downloaded ATI proprietary dirvers (www.ati.com) and ran it with no problems

You probably missed the error message in /usr/share/fglrx/fglrx-install.log (I did :)) saying something like
- creating symlink
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel module
failed.
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module - please consult readme.


My suggestion is edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change the line

Driver "fglrx"

back to

Driver "vesa"

Then you can restart X but with no 3D support. I've not managed to get my ATI 9600 XT working properly in Slackware either... Will try to spend some time solving this soon.

Hyakutake 09-17-2005 02:20 PM

Hi heltreko thks for replying.

Well... changing to vesa dosent work, still is the same.
here is my fglrx-install.log

- creating symlink
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel module
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.31/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY
See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules
Module fglrx loaded, with warnings
done.

i think thats not the problem

while browsing found this http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_ATI_Drivers, its gentoo... but you never know, it might work for you. Ive tried the section on Troubleshooting Blank screen or monitor turning off after startx but... still the same

Thanks

heltreko 09-17-2005 03:08 PM

Ok. Other problem then mine apparently.

Have you looked through /var/log/Xorg.0.log after trying to start X?

I've just downloaded a new set of driver from ATI and are going to give them a try.

Hyakutake 09-18-2005 07:27 PM

Hey, just managed to get it working, although a bit buggy, but here's what iv'e done.

1 Fresh Slack10.2 install.
2 Downloaded and compiled kernel 2.6.13.1 with these options

* Loadable module support -> Enable loadable module support: ENABLED
* Loadable module support -> Module unloading: ENABLED
* Loadable module support -> Automatic kernel module loading: ENABLED
* File systems -> Pseudo filesystems -> Virtual memory file system support: ENABLED
* Processor type and features -> MTRR (Memory Type Range Register) support: ENABLED
* Device drivers -> Character Devices -> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support): MODULE
* Device drivers -> Character Devices -> (pick the correct AGP chipset option from the list, depending on your motherboard): MODULE
* Device drivers -> Character Devices -> Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support): DISABLED

3 Rebooted and ran fglrxconfig
4 Add to /etc/fstab and mount it (mount /dev/shm)
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0

5 Finally startx, and voilá it works

Got a nice 2000+FPS on glxgears, and all OpenGL screen savers seem to be working fine.
The system seems to be a little unstable (and slow) but i guess thats bad kernel compile, since i do not understand that mush on hardware.
The mouse freaks out on time to time, don't know why, but its really weird. Got HUGE font size on console, cant make it 1024x768x256 on lilo.conf.

But, thats better than what it was before. Just a few tweaks and maybe ill get this to work fine.

heltreko 09-21-2005 12:18 AM

Made it as well. :-)

bash-3.00$ glxgears
11869 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2373.800 FPS
16917 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3383.400 FPS
13505 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2701.000 FPS
13504 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2700.800 FPS
13505 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2701.000 FPS
13504 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2700.800 FPS
13505 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2701.000 FPS
13504 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2700.800 FPS

Still on a slack 10.1 but with custom compiled 2.6.11 kernel (configuration according to sata.i combined with gentoo howto mentioned above). Also had to reinstall the driver, reboot and fglrxconfig + edit xorg.conf.

den15 12-04-2005 10:08 AM

great! it really works. thank you Hyakutake.


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