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If i am to use ATI's graphics drivers for my machine, it would be recommended to use "external AGP" instead of the internal one? Right? It would also mean that i will not be using the DRI drivers that came with the kernel, Right?
If so, do i still have to enable the following in 2.6.10, or is it safe to remove them.
Direct Rendering Manager
You mentioned if it's a problem getting FATAL agpgart and drm during boot... Strangly, when I boot with 2.6.10, I see those two lines flying by during boot up BUT the message/dmesg/Xorg.0.... Neither of them show any FATAL error being reported and xorg and 3D accel work better than ever with my card. So I don't know.
Yes, i have agpgart built in the kernel as well as the Intel I8xx and E7x05 chipset support (built in)
As for APM, its not (ACPI is however).
I get the same weird issue as oxblood, where these problems appear in dmesg, but not in the Xorg log, and glxinfo, glxgears, fgl_glxgears all work and display DRI, although the games fail terrebly.. I wonder if this is the reason..
Also, APM apparently works although its not compiled in the kernel (Maby its the ACPI which is doing the trick)