Enabling DRI on Radeon Linux Driver. ati radeon 9200
I'm currently am trying to get dri enabled on
my ati radeon 9200 card.I had dri enabled when I used the 8.28.8 driver from ati for the card,but I'm sick of the driver because of crashing, being unstable,and unable to play urban terror still.I had this same question a while ago on enabling dri,but I only enabled dri with the ATI Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver.
I uncommented the line:
in xorg.conf and restarted X but the system locks
up and the screen is black, so I have to reboot.
I ran modprobe on dri and this is what I get.
The log was so long I had to post it in pastebin!
I don't know,
I tried googling on dri on radeon and didn't have
much luck finding info on enabling it.
Am I screwed? I would get a nvidia card, but not on this box I got. I do have a onboard intel 865 chipset
video card in my box, and I thought maybe if I try remove the ati card, start the pc, run xorgconfig
and set the i801 driver and enable dri. Who knows
maybe I could get more FPS than the ati card! I could
only get 244 FPS with the radeon driver currently.
Can you toss me some ideas, or should I just
try rather invest in a nvida video card?
Use the 8.36.5 driver from Ati then configure your xorg.conf file, here is a sample to use as an example;
I don't use the driver form ati, i actually do this (SLACKWARE 11.0):
First: load the radeon module in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.
this enables agpgart and drm.
Second: edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf, use radeon driver in device section , and load DRI in modules section.
The problem guys,
is I'm trying to get dri working with the radeon linux driver.Not the ATI Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver.
Lenard: I tried the the "AIGLX" and the "Extensions" sections before with the 8.28.8
driver and it didn't help getting the driver to work better.
jmcustiel: I already tried that too and I just get
a locked up machine and a black screen.
I'm just sick of the ATI Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver,and just want to get dri enabled with
the radeon linux driver.Maybe then the video card
might work better and I could play urban terror!
You have a strange problem, try uninstalling the ati driver and then load the linux drivers: first modprobe radeon to enable drm, then load dri in xorg.conf.
The Ati driver didn't work for me, i uninstalled it and tried with linux driver and it works fine, i have an asus A9250+ with ati radeon 9250 chipset.
This is really weird.
I uninstalled the proprietary ati driver and
ran modprobe radeon , but I get this error.
but I just can't get dri enabled.
I have all the modules installed for my kernel
and source for the kernel so thats not the problem.
Did you compile your own kernel? I don't know what exactly is wrong with your configuration, but I can offer up my settings, maybe they will help.
Note:I have dual monitors, but just look at the relevant information.
The ones that I think are most important are:
Device Drivers->Character Devices->agpgart
Device Drivers->Character Devices->agpgart->Your agp chipset.
Device Drivers->Character Devices->Direct Rendering Manager
Device Drivers->Character Devices->Direct Rendering Manager->ATI Radeon
ATI Radeon with "normal" radeon driver
This might be useful for you ;) It was useful for me.
As you can see, it's from my Radeon 7000. I don't know if it works for other Radeons, but I guess it does.
From my xorg.conf, only the interesting sections
Okey seems like I got dri enabled.
How I did it,I ran xorgconfig and
and restarted X, then I ran modprobe radeon and it ran fine and restarted X again.
Then I modified my xorg.conf.
Here it is.
I think what helped is ubergeek42's xorg.conf
everything start up, I added
to my /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
and it seems like dri is starting up as you see
I thought I would get at least 1000 FPS
with the radeon driver and dri enabled.
What option can I add to get more or
what option to remove to get more out the
Well you beat me, I get around 500fps with mine, which is about what I expected, it's not that great of a card.
Ahh......... a little experiment for you guys.
Start glxgears from an xterm session wait about 15 seconds and completely cover the three gears with the xterm window and wait again for 15 seconds. Your FPS should be more then double while the gears are covered.
But what does that proove? That it can draw really fast when it doesn't actually have to draw?
So what if my fps jumps to over 8 thousand, its not indicative of anything, since its not actually drawing anything on the screen.
Use sauerbraten or one of the free quake3 mods to benchmark.
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