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Old 05-26-2004, 10:42 AM   #1
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Trying to disable apgart at boot (problem installing ATI 9600SE)


I'm trying to stop agpart from loading at boot. I replaced my nvidia for an ATI card and follow the instructions at:

http://xoomer.virgilio.it/flavio.sta...installer.html

All went fine but I get no openGL info and guess its not working. One of the hints on the site is to use the internal agp driver and disable the agpdriver in the kernel. I compiled agp as a module so this should be an easy task. However modconf complains that the moduels can't be reoved since it's in use. How to stop this module from loading at boot?

For anyone with an ATI card, I get the following data on GLX. I have the load glx in my XF86Config-4 file but it seems that it isn't working:

debian:~# glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual

visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
0x21 24 tc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
0x22 24 dc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
debian:~# fglrxinfo
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual!

debian:~#

Any hints on how to get this ATI (Radeon 9600SE) installed correctly?

Regards
 
Old 05-26-2004, 10:45 AM   #2
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To be complete, here is my XF86Config-4:

# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
#
# cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
# md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 > /var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "GLcore"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "record"
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI"
Driver "fglrx"

# If X refuses to use the screen resolution you asked for,
# uncomment this; see "Bugs and Workarounds" for details.
#Option "NoDDC"

# === 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"
# === Use internal AGP GART support? ===
# If OpenGL acceleration doesn't work, try using "yes" here
# and disable the kernel agpgart driver.
Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
HorizSync 30-121
VertRefresh 48-160
Option "DPMS"
EndSection
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "ATI"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "Generic Mouse"
EndSection
Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 05-26-2004, 06:20 PM   #3
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Have you removed the agpart module from the kernel?
 
Old 05-26-2004, 09:33 PM   #4
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make sure it isnt in /etc/modules
if it isnt in there, and you have discover installed, try putting it in discover's blacklist (sorry I dont have it installed so i cant give you the exact location to find it). Should be in something like /etc/discover/blacklist I'd imagine.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 11:09 PM   #5
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*change from 24 to 16(colours and try 24 after)
add DefaultDepth 16

*check if you've installed xlibmesa-dri
apt-get install xlibmesa-dri

*check if dri is enable after
gxlinfo|grep rendering
 
Old 05-27-2004, 11:24 AM   #6
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Man this is rotten. I installed all I need to, tried all your hints but no opengl...
Why doesn't ATI make a decent driver like Nvidia does. Works on all distro's and is so easy to install. This is driving me mad!
 
Old 05-30-2004, 04:17 AM   #7
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Just to clear things up (for perhaps others with probs) Nothing was wrong with the driver or agpart. It was just me being dumb enough to compile the driver the wrong way (the -flavor should be of the running kernel STUPID) and therefore Debian could not find the driver and OpenGL wasn't working.
It took some time and reading, but I finally figured the 'append-to-version' and 'revision' uses and needs, compiled the module the right way and done. So I'm happy playing again!

Regards
 
  


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