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Old 12-21-2003, 01:47 PM   #16
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Well, I've tried the suggestions and so far nothing has worked. Also using a 9700 Pro. Time to get down and dirty I guess.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 10:09 PM   #17
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Same here. I tried the links Core had there and couldn't get any of that to work either. I finally got fed up with this enought to write support@ati.com and ask when they planned on updating the linux drivers.

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Old 12-21-2003, 10:50 PM   #18
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Yea I just did exactly what Core said to do and I still have no 3d acceleration. Ohh and I am using an ati radeon 8500 128mb. Core if you could please give more detail of what you did or maybe post your xf86config-4. or if anyone else has gotten it to work please do tell.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 09:24 AM   #19
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The 8500 and below will work by Core's instructions from what I understand, the 95,96,9700 cards won't. I remembered this after trying. They need a driver.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 10:08 AM   #20
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Originally posted by fitz9948
Yea I just did exactly what Core said to do and I still have no 3d acceleration. Ohh and I am using an ati radeon 8500 128mb. Core if you could please give more detail of what you did or maybe post your xf86config-4. or if anyone else has gotten it to work please do tell.
ok, here are the relevant sections of my xf86config

Code:
Section "Module"
    Load        "dbe"   # Double buffer extension
    SubSection  "extmod"
      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection
    Load        "type1"
    Load        "freetype"
    Load        "speedo"
    Load       "glx"
    Load       "dri"
EndSection

Section "dri"
    Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Radeon"
    VendorName  "ATI"
    Driver      "radeon"
    Option      "AGPMode" "4"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "Radeon"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" 
                Virtual 0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection
And as mentioned before I recompiled my Kernel with the following buitin.

In section "Device Drivers" -> "Character Devices":
<*> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support)
<*> VIA chipset support (Well I have a VIA KT266A chipset on my mainboard..)[*] Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support)
<*> ATI Radeon

in section "Device Drivers" -> "Graphics Support":[*] Support for frame buffer devices[*] VESA VGA graphics support

in section "Processor type and features":[*] MTRR (Memory Type Range Register) support



Greetings

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Old 12-22-2003, 12:09 PM   #21
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I have everything setup like core does but still isn't working. But I think there could be one possible error, Under the AGP Support do you check ati chipset or do you leave that blank?
 
Old 12-22-2003, 05:46 PM   #22
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Ok...got it working.

First...

Modified the following two files
----------------------------------------------
/usr/src/linux/include/asm-i386/mpspec.h line 6
changed to #include <asm/mach-default/mach_mpspec.h> from #include
<mach_mpspec.h>

/usr/src/linux/include/asm-i386/smp.h line 73
changed to #include <asm/mach-default/mach_apicdef.h> from #include
<mach_apicdef.h>

Then, apply THIS patch.

Copy it to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod...

Then do "patch -p1 -i /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/fglrx-2.6-vmalloc-vmaddr.patch

Then ./make.sh, and cd to /lib/modules/fglrx and do ./make_install.sh.

This works for the Radeon 9700 Pro.

HTH

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Old 12-22-2003, 09:47 PM   #23
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Yippe. Much better than 212fps.

17229 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3445.800 FPS
20017 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4003.400 FPS
20537 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4107.400 FPS
20539 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4107.800 FPS
20542 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4108.400 FPS
20483 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4096.600 FPS
20539 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4107.800 FPS
20540 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4108.000 FPS
20484 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4096.800 FPS
20678 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4135.600 FPS
21217 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4243.400 FPS
21215 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4243.000 FPS
21215 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4243.000 FPS
20348 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4069.600 FPS
19711 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3942.200 FPS
20636 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4127.200 FPS
20981 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4196.200 FPS
19661 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3932.200 FPS
18556 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3711.200 FPS
20533 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4106.600 FPS


Good work on those two files.
That would have taken me a few weekends to figure out. :P
Good instruction writing as well. Appreciated.
SMP ? You must have SMP as well?

Thank you.
Hooper

Last edited by Hooper; 12-23-2003 at 02:36 AM.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 03:02 AM   #24
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Originally posted by fitz9948
I have everything setup like core does but still isn't working. But I think there could be one possible error, Under the AGP Support do you check ati chipset or do you leave that blank?
I have that as Module, cause I wasn't sure if I need it.
/sbin/lsmod |grep ati shows nothing


> 20533 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4106.600 FPS
I wonder how the Radeon 8500 would perform with that fglrx Driver ....
Is anyone tries this, post a result please

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Old 12-23-2003, 11:38 AM   #25
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I got my Radeon 9000 working a few days ago by patching two files. It's working great now.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 11:55 AM   #26
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Quote:
Originally posted by Hooper
Good work on those two files.
That would have taken me a few weekends to figure out. :P
Good instruction writing as well. Appreciated.
SMP ? You must have SMP as well?

Thank you.
Hooper
Well, editing those two files was something I got from the SMP mailing list...and yes, I have enabled SMP. Hyper-threading...it's a wonderful thing

Glad to hear you got it working.


Now to figure out how to get the 8500 working for Aman...
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:36 PM   #27
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yes, I have enabled SMP. Hyper-threading...it's a wonderful thing
Glad to hear you got it working.
Now to figure out how to get the 8500 working for Aman...
Yes... Very nice indeed. Even better with a couple gigs of ram and that upper page memory setting. Saves bundles on the valuable low mem. Of course this depends on what you are doing with the machine.

>>Glad to hear you got it working.
Me as well. Very much grateful.

>>Now to figure out how to get the 8500 working for Aman...
I was looking back through the thread... Who is Aman? Fitz maybe?

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Old 12-23-2003, 01:51 PM   #28
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I have everything setup like core does but still isn't working. But I think there could be one possible error, Under the AGP Support do you check ati chipset or do you leave that blank?
Might want to post the relevant part of your dmesg or your error. This might help determine what the issue is.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:54 PM   #29
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I got my Radeon 9000 working a few days ago by patching two files. It's working great now.
Can you tell me what files you patched, and what did you changed exactly ?
I would be very glad. I can't start fglrx drivers on my laptop with radeon m9(mobility 9000).
 
Old 12-23-2003, 02:13 PM   #30
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Aman started this thread...http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=128181

It's got to be something simple that we overlooked, but we haven't been able to nail it down yet.
 
  


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