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dma8hm1956 04-21-2011 09:36 AM

aticonfig fails with ATI Radeon X300
 
Hello All,

I am running Slackware-current 13.37.0 (kernal 2.6.37.6) on my
desktop with ATI Radeon X300 video card. I have downloaded the
latest driver and installed it successfully with the commands:

sh ati-driver-installer-11-3-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg
installpkg fglrx-8.831.2-x86-1.tgz

But the `aticonfig --initial' fails with the message:

aticonfig: No supported adapters detected

I have already read the "Slackware: ATI SlackBuild (ENG)" from
cchtml.com and some of the posts on this forum but couldn't
fix the problem. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks

TobiSGD 04-21-2011 09:38 AM

Sadly, there is no way to get the proprietary driver to work with your card. It simply isn't supported anymore. Your only choice is to use the free radeon driver.

dma8hm1956 04-21-2011 09:10 PM

The problem with free Radeon driver shipped with xorg is that the screen
scrambles unless the desktop effects are disabled.
Is there any way to fix it?

Thanks

flank'er 04-21-2011 10:15 PM

I have ATI X300 on motherboard RS480-m.
Videocard working normal.
Slackware - 13.1

X.org - Device Section
Quote:

Section "Device"
Driver "radeon"
Option "AccelMethod" "XAA"
Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "1"
Option "ColorTiling" "on"
Option "EnablePageFlip" "on"
Option "hyperz" "true"
EndSection

dma8hm1956 04-21-2011 11:13 PM

Quote:

I have ATI X300 on motherboard RS480-m.
Videocard working normal.
Slackware - 13.1

X.org - Device Section
Quote:
Section "Device"
Driver "radeon"
Option "AccelMethod" "XAA"
Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "1"
Option "ColorTiling" "on"
Option "EnablePageFlip" "on"
Option "hyperz" "true"
EndSection
Unfortunately this does not work on my system. I think your
xorg is older than mine. On my system `X -version' says: {{{
X.Org X Server 1.9.5
Release Date: 2011-03-17
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Slackware 13.37 Slackware Linux Project
Current Operating System: Linux bluestar 2.6.37.6-smp #2 SMP Thu Apr 7 08:48:45 CDT 2011 i686
Kernel command line: auto BOOT_IMAGE=4 ro root=811 vt.default_utf8=0
Build Date: 18 March 2011 12:08:03AM

Current version of pixman: 0.20.2
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
}}}

Thanks

flank'er 04-22-2011 02:43 AM

It's work in Slackware64-current (16 april 2011)... BUT glxgears show only 250 fps,
with vertical refresh only 80 fps :(
In Slackware-13.1 glxgears showed ~1000 fps

TobiSGD 04-22-2011 02:57 AM

glxgears is in no way a reliable benchmark.

Maybe you can try the newer mesa/libdrm from testing or a newer kernel from the same repository, but I don't know if that will help.

flank'er 04-22-2011 03:46 AM

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Quote:

Maybe you can try the newer mesa/libdrm from testing or a newer kernel from the same repository, but I don't know if that will help.
sorry, no effect :(
I upgraded packages mesa/libdrm/kernel-generic/kernel-modules from testing slackware64-current, but glxgears again showed 250 fps

TobiSGD 04-22-2011 04:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flank'er (Post 4332368)
sorry, no effect :(
I upgraded packages mesa/libdrm/kernel-generic/kernel-modules from testing slackware64-current, but glxgears again showed 250 fps

LOL, I meant that the OP should try that to get rid of his graphics problems.
But anyways, as stated before, glxgears is in no way a reliable benchmark. If you want to compare the performance of a videocard with different drivers then use a real benchmark, or at least a 3D game.


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