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Old 04-21-2011, 09:36 AM   #1
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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
 
Old 04-21-2011, 09:38 AM   #2
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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.
 
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:10 PM   #3
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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?

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Old 04-21-2011, 10:15 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 04-21-2011, 11:13 PM   #5
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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.
}}}

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Old 04-22-2011, 02:43 AM   #6
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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

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Old 04-22-2011, 02:57 AM   #7
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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.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 03:46 AM   #8
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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
Attached Files
File Type: txt xorg.conf.txt (4.9 KB, 1 views)
File Type: log Xorg.0.log (35.5 KB, 4 views)
 
Old 04-22-2011, 04:10 AM   #9
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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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