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Old 01-25-2005, 02:34 PM   #1
daedalusonlinux
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Unhappy Can't enable 3D hardware acceleration.


OK, so here is the problem. I finally got the new ati drivers installed and working except for the fact that I can't enable hardware acceleration. Sax2 doesn't allow you to mess with the 3D configuration. I read on the readme from SuSE's ftp were i downloaded the drivers and that you need to configure a file (I think it was named xfree86config) and add a line "Load "dri"" on the modules section. Well thats easy enough so I tried it but alas I didn't have permission to change the file. My question is how do i get permission to alter the file so that I can have 3D acceleration and to also have tv-out support? I just installed linux for the first time just a couple of days ago and so far I like it. I would like to learn more about so that one day and totally get read of windows but if I can't get 3D acceleration working that will never happen. Thanks in advance for all the help.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 09:03 PM   #2
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This might seem like a stupid question, but simple stuff first, about the permissions...are you logged in as root?
 
Old 01-25-2005, 09:57 PM   #3
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ok i dunno whats going on my end but i went to run check.sh as root and it told me i didnt have ownership or some shit, im just gonna throw logic out the window from this point on
 
Old 01-26-2005, 03:55 AM   #4
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I think SuSE 9.2 is using Xorg (instead of XFree86), so the configurations file should be named different (XOrgConfig ?).

To get root permissions in order to edit the file, you can type 'su' on console and then the root-password and edit the file with any console editor (e.g. pico, vi, etc.).

If you would like to edit the file with a KDE editor, you may start the editor with 'kdesu kwrite'. A windows will pop up where you enter the password and you can open the file with root permissons.

BTW: maybe you get better help, if you tell us what graphics card you are using
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:09 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by abisko00
I think SuSE 9.2 is using Xorg (instead of XFree86)
Yep, xorg 6.8.1 to be exact...

Can't help with the ATi drivers though
 
Old 01-27-2005, 11:49 AM   #6
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Ok, well I got the drivers working, thanks for all the help. I was also wondering if you can enable clone mode with the theater option. I love this option in windows and it would make linux the sh*t if I could get this option set. Thanks again.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 06:13 PM   #7
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Where do you find the config file for Xor, or i should say how do you find a file.

I am also running suse 9.2 with a x600pro ati.

Also i got my drivers installed too from ATI the ones released yesterday but still 3d acceleration doesnt work yet. How can i get it fixed since you seem to have got it working.

Thanks for any help,
 
Old 02-17-2005, 09:06 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by CoachZ
Where do you find the config file for Xor, or i should say how do you find a file.

I am also running suse 9.2 with a x600pro ati.

Also i got my drivers installed too from ATI the ones released yesterday but still 3d acceleration doesnt work yet. How can i get it fixed since you seem to have got it working.

Thanks for any help,
/etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 02-17-2005, 09:54 PM   #9
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My module seems to have the load "dri" in it, take a look and please help me! lol

Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
SubSection "extmod"
# Option "omit xfree86-dga"
EndSubSection

# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"

# This loads the GLX module
Load "glx" # libglx.a
Load "dri" # libdri.a

EndSection

Anyhelp is appreciated, thanks
 
Old 02-17-2005, 09:58 PM   #10
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Here is another section,

# === ATI device section ===

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Graphics Adapter"
Driver "fglrx"
# ### generic DRI settings ###
# === disable PnP Monitor ===
#Option "NoDDC"
# === disable/enable XAA/DRI ===
Option "no_accel" "no"
Option "no_dri" "no"
# === misc DRI settings ===
Option "mtrr" "off" # disable DRI mtrr mapper, driver has its own code for mtrr
# ### FireGL DDX driver module specific settings ###
# === Screen Management ===
Option "DesktopSetup" "0x00000000"
Option "MonitorLayout" "AUTO, AUTO"
Option "IgnoreEDID" "off"
Option "HSync2" "unspecified"
Option "VRefresh2" "unspecified"
Option "ScreenOverlap" "0"
# === TV-out Management ===
Option "NoTV" "yes"
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
Option "TVHSizeAdj" "0"
Option "TVVSizeAdj" "0"
Option "TVHPosAdj" "0"
Option "TVVPosAdj" "0"
Option "TVHStartAdj" "0"
Option "TVColorAdj" "0"
Option "GammaCorrectionI" "0x00000000"
Option "GammaCorrectionII" "0x00000000"
# === OpenGL specific profiles/settings ===
Option "Capabilities" "0x00000800"
# === Video Overlay for the Xv extension ===
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
# === OpenGL Overlay ===
# Note: When OpenGL Overlay is enabled, Video Overlay
# will be disabled automatically
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
# === Center Mode (Laptops only) ===
Option "CenterMode" "off"
# === Pseudo Color Visuals (8-bit visuals) ===
Option "PseudoColorVisuals" "off"
# === QBS Management ===
Option "Stereo" "off"
Option "StereoSyncEnable" "1"
# === FSAA Management ===
Option "FSAAEnable" "no"
Option "FSAAScale" "1"
Option "FSAADisableGamma" "yes"
Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos" "no"
Option "FSAAMSPosX0" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY0" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosX1" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY1" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosX2" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY2" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosX3" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY3" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosX4" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY4" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosX5" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY5" "0.000000"
# === Misc Options ===
Option "UseFastTLS" "0"
Option "BlockSignalsOnLock" "on"
Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "yes"
Option "ForceGenericCPU" "no"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0" # vendor=1002, device=3e50
Screen 0
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "ATI Graphics Adapter"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
#Option "backingstore"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
ViewPort 0 0 # initial origin if mode is smaller than desktop
# Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection
EndSection
 
Old 02-18-2005, 01:30 AM   #11
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I got it, after reading through some stuff on the suse site, and the drivers that were uploaded today.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 06:26 AM   #12
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Smile

Hi CoachZ,

I face the same challenge, I need to installed 3D accelerated graphics for an ATI X800, using the X86_64 distro. Please can you advise which drivers you used and if you have any helpful tips they would be appreciated.

This is my first posting here, so HI ALL :-)

Regards,

Scott
 
Old 02-18-2005, 08:53 AM   #13
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CoachZ, log into X, and open up a console, and type "glxgears". Let it run for about 30 seconds or so, and give us the output.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 08:56 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by CoachZ
I got it, after reading through some stuff on the suse site, and the drivers that were uploaded today.
Ok, I didn't realize that you got it working. That is why I made my previous post. Congratulations.
Noah
 
Old 02-18-2005, 10:03 AM   #15
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It must be working now, because when i use the console command for rendering it say rendering enabled, plus MOHAA plays like a charm! Unlike before when i got 2fps! slowly learning! woot!
 
  


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