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Old 02-23-2004, 05:31 PM   #16
motub
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Write to ATI and complain. They'll never improve if we consumers who have paid good money for these great (under Windows) cards don't demand our money's worth. I have an AIW 9800 SE. Bad enough I can't use TV-in, and even if I could, probably will never have Thru-View Desktop under Linux; bad enough that it's much more of a PITA to install the drivers than it apparently is with an nVidia card; bad enough that WineX is "incompatible with the latest ATI drivers"--- but if I can't even update to the current kernel anymore, well y'know, it's really time to complain to the manufacturer. Past time.

So do so. I plan to.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 03:30 PM   #17
demonraz
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ati linux fix

hi

became a member to answer this problem of linux and ati. and yes i felt like kicking linux too, although i don't think i ever could

kernel 2.6.3 + kt400 chipset (abit at7-max 2) + ati driver 3.28 + 9700 pro + tv out

ok firstly forget the latest driver 3.7.0, i haven't got it to work either (just tried), blank screen blah blah (even with patches).

ok firstly if u feel the agp is the problem with kernel then u can complie it into the kernel (not as a module). Then check it dmesg | grep agpgart should look something like this:


Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected VIA KT400/KT400A/KT600 chipset
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 203M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xe0000000
Based on agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 203M
agpgart: Detected a Via Apollo KT400 chipset in AGP v2 compat mode at 0000:00:00.0
agpgart: Detected Via Apollo KT400 chipset
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xe0000000
agpgart: Found an AGP 3.5 compliant device.

you have a KT600 so this should be no probs

I use slackware 9.1, so first for me is rpm2tgz the ati driver download. Followed by pain, as u manually copy the files around (or u can of course installpkg norm)

in case u have kernel 2.4 (good idea to edit this line anyway) open the agpgart_be.c file and edit line 6073 (approx)

change this line

via_generic_setup }, // AGP v2

to make this

via_kt400_setup }, // AGP v2

Then do as rage.com article says (as posted earlier), i did find that i had to include some additional definitions other than the vmalloc.patch.

make the files as normal with the make.sh and make_install.sh

just to make things easier and incase i missed a thing or two ive set up a link for the agpgart_be.c file and the firegl_public.c file. just paste and complie DONT forget to delete all the files except the Makefile in /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/ directory before going on.

here's a good link just use google language tools to convert it

http://www.soloschedevideo.com/public/ati-guida.html

hopefully this will work, shared the files with public settings

http://f2.pg.briefcase.yahoo.com/linuxat2004

its in my docs, pre patched and modded!

If still no go and a request comes in i will upload the entire directory, feel free to try the tv out works fine for me. and dont forget to edit the rc.modules file in /etc/rc.d for adding the line modprobe fglrx.

If anyone knows how to load 2 different window managers (or 2 gdm logins!) via the dual head option, pls tell!
got fluxbox with 2 differing backgrounds styles etc... ideally i want a something like enlightenment on one screen and fluxbox on the other.

hope that helps

 
  


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