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Old 01-29-2004, 07:12 AM   #1
slimshady165000
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No Xserver display with Radeon 3.7.0 drivers and kernel 2.6.1


I finally got some AGP support with my Slackware 2.4.22 kernel, so I assumed that installing the fglrx drivers inside a newly compiled 2.6.1 kernel would be a peice of cake....man did I guess wrong

I was able to run ./make.sh and ./make_install.sh without any fatal errors, and the fglrx drivers loaded at the end of make_install. I ran fglrxconfig to configure my XFree86-4 file, no problems there. When I ran startx, my screen flickered like something was going to pop up, but instead I got a black screen.....nothing. So I rebooted to my 2.4.22 backup, reran the "make.sh" stuff, reran fglrxconfig, ran startx, and everything appeared like normal, acceleration and all.

Was anyone able to get their ATI card to at least work with the 2.6.1 kernel?

edit> and before I forget...I have a Radeon 9600 128MB AGP

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Old 02-01-2004, 10:11 AM   #2
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Having same exact problem as you. Everything appears to go as usual but X never starts. I have posted more about it over here.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 10:19 AM   #3
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Im running a 9600pro on a 2.6.1 kernel no problems. Did you modprobe fglrx before you tryed starting X. When you do the install it loads them then removes them again.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 04:39 PM   #4
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yep i noticed that it says its been inserted after installing, but lsmod doesnt show it. show i modprobe it before i startx. still have same results.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 08:17 PM   #5
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I had 0 problems on kernel 2.6.0 with driver 3.7.0, installed with no problems at all..

heck your /var/log/XFree86.0.log file for hints as too what the problem might be...

post up the output of lspci as well.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 08:32 PM   #6
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the XFree86.0.log file shows nothing but 0s and 1s...not sure if that is very usefull

Anyways, I found a temporary workaround to getting at least the X server to display....I still can't get Direct Rendering enabled or anything like that:

1) compile in your kernel "Agpgart" support as a module (since 2.6.2 came out, I'm using that now)

2) run ./make.sh and ./make_install.sh again

3) run fglrxconfig....when it asked you to use the "external AGPGART" say Y

4) restart and run the X server

I'm getting closer to finding the answer on how to get the fglrx AGP drivers working.....stay tuned
 
Old 02-08-2004, 06:41 PM   #7
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I also have the ati radeon but i tried 2 update my kernel through urpm (from 2.4.22-10mdk kernel to the 2.6.2rc2 ) . The system rebooted allright X started fine BUT i had no 3d accelaration. I tried again the make and make install but both of them gave me an error like a file can't be overwritten!I've also installed the kernel source!
 
Old 02-08-2004, 07:29 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by slimshady165000
the XFree86.0.log file shows nothing but 0s and 1s...not sure if that is very usefull

Anyways, I found a temporary workaround to getting at least the X server to display....I still can't get Direct Rendering enabled or anything like that:

1) compile in your kernel "Agpgart" support as a module (since 2.6.2 came out, I'm using that now)

2) run ./make.sh and ./make_install.sh again

3) run fglrxconfig....when it asked you to use the "external AGPGART" say Y

4) restart and run the X server

I'm getting closer to finding the answer on how to get the fglrx AGP drivers working.....stay tuned
you should have two agp modules, agpgart and *chipset*-agp
 
Old 02-09-2004, 10:53 AM   #9
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Originally posted by trey85stang
you should have two agp modules, agpgart and *chipset*-agp
yup...forgot to add that to my list.

I'm starting to run out of ideas, so I'm just looking at my old 2.4.22 .config file.....maybe a setting isn't being transferred to the new 2.6.2 kernel
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:08 PM   #10
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I got this working last night. Found a great post with a howto over at rage3d.com. Check it out. Describes how to get it working in a bunch of distros, Slackware included.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:31 PM   #11
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Quote:
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I got this working last night. Found a great post with a howto over at rage3d.com. Check it out. Describes how to get it working in a bunch of distros, Slackware included.
I noticed that.. but his post said he was using 2.6.1, now i think he is using 2.6.2 give that a try.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 05:49 AM   #12
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I have a Radeon 9200 that I'm trying to get working with kernel 2.6.2 on slackware 9.1. I followed the rage3d howto. lsmod tells me that fglrx (and _only_ fglrx) is loaded, and X even starts ok, but shows this error:

(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:2:0:1) found
(EE) fglrx(0): [agp] unable to acquire AGP, error "xf86_ENODEV"
(EE) fglrx(0): cannot init AGP

When I try to launch ut2004demo, or the gears demo, I get this error:
Couldn't set video mode: Couldn't find matching GLX visual

I'm using an nForce2 motherboard, and I've tried compiling my kernel with and without nForce/nForce2 chipset support. Without support, I get the above results, but with support, I get a blank screen when I try to start X.

Well, I don't know exactly what I did, but everything works now...

Last edited by magma; 02-14-2004 at 06:55 PM.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 08:41 PM   #13
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I find this strange.....:

When I run a 3D game with only a root user created, my acceleration works as normal. But when I create a user for everyday use, I lose acceleration in SOME 3D programs in both root and user accounts. For example...I lose acceleration in that aquarium screensaver, but not in foobillard....any ideas?
 
Old 02-21-2004, 08:48 PM   #14
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still need help

Alright guys I have tried the rage3d howto. It does me no good. Here's an update and recap.

Distro slack 9.1
kernel: 2.6.3
ati driver: 3.7.0
proc: athlon 2000
radeon: 9500 pro

the ati module compiles and loads fine. but when i startx the screen goes blank. i swith back to the console and see "XIO: fatal IO error 104....." the rest is on the link.

here are some logs and configs.

I have tried the vmalloc.patch and the amd patch on rage3d. neither seem to make difference. I have tried with and without the drm in the kernel. i have tried with internal and external agp. agp compiled in the kernel and agp as module. i've tried everything i know to try.

my xf86config file works great under 2.4.24.

i may try rolling back to the older ati driver. just because I have no idea what to do next.

if there's anyone out there with my setup and has this working I would love to know how your configs vary from mine.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 11:06 PM   #15
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My case: KT600 + R9200 + Kernel 2.6.3 + fglrx3.2.8. I can startX, but got a bunch of errors complaining about something wrong agppart. I have tried many different ways mentioned in all different posts. None of them works for me! I wish I had bought Nvidia not ATI. I am so flustrated and gonna install XP on my box and kick linux away forever. It's really a pain in the ass (if you and using ATI G card)!
 
  


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