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Old 12-06-2004, 07:04 PM   #1
bumbumkoala
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FC3 and ati fglrx..


Well, first off, I havent used linux in a longgg timeeee, and im use to slackware. I used FC1 and it was very nice. Now, I know how to install the drivers for slackware 10, but FC3.

Anybody know how to help me install my drivers in FC3. Using defalut kernel if that helps. And ati radeon 9600 pro.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 07:13 PM   #2
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Go to ati.com. Got to drivers, select Linux->Graphics Driver-> Radeon 9600 series. They have all the directions you should need.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 07:32 PM   #3
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Go to ati.com. Got to drivers, select Linux->Graphics Driver-> Radeon 9600 series. They have all the directions you should need.
It doesn't work. I know there is a way to install fglrx in FC3.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 08:18 PM   #4
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OK. Well, I don't have fedora but seeing as how the fglrx is an rpm I'm fairly suprised that it wont work for you. If you can be more detailed with your problem I might be able to help.
 
Old 12-07-2004, 12:32 PM   #5
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Bubmumkoala...

You obviously have no idea about ATI drives... the RPM doesn't work for 3d acceleration and is practically useless.

Fizgig10...

I wish I could help... I have been trying to get fglrx to work in fedora core 3 for a while... I managed to get it working in SuSE because SuSE has it's own instructions on their page but alas, this is not the case with FC3. Besides, ATI sucks with linux drivers, they are lightyears behind nvidia and it makes me very sad, so I am in windows still for the time being
 
Old 12-07-2004, 12:38 PM   #6
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nojjynb,

I respectfully differ on your opinion regarding 3d acceleration with ATI's fglrx driver. Here's why: Before I installed the FGLRX driver, my opengl screensavers crawled along at a very poor framerate. After I installed the drivers I get spectacular 3d performance from them and from games like unreal tournament.

Also, when I ran the glxgears program without fglrx, I got about 150 fps or so. With fglrx I get, let me check, 1573 FPS. I'd say that's quite an improvement.
 
Old 12-07-2004, 04:16 PM   #7
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I just wrestled this problem last night until 4am. Here are the key points to solve it:

1. xorg 6.8 has a bug. DRI is broken. You have to downgrade it to 6.7. Get it from FC2 updates site.

2. Install ATI Radeon proriety driver.

3. Use xorg.conf file here: http://www.stanford.edu/~fenn/linux/xorg.conf

There's still one strange problem though. 3D acceleration works fine in Gnome but not in Xfce. I'm trying to solve it.

Following are VERY GOOD references:

http://www.stanford.edu/~fenn/linux/radeon.shtml (this site shows you how to get it run without downgrade xorg BUT you have to turn of DRI)

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/arc...p/t-26697.html (this site advises to downgrade xorg)
 
Old 12-07-2004, 04:22 PM   #8
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Take look at Bug Tracker bug 296: http://bugzilla.livna.org/show_bug.cgi?id=296

The bug mentions that the ati-fglrx package is not compatible with the version of xorg (6.8) included in FC3... maybe this is the problem?

I have an ATI Radeon 9200SX which performs well with "out of the box" with the radeon DRI driver. This was selected for me by the FC3 installer. There is another problem with this though: after about 10 minutes of running OpenGL programs, it locks up X. However the mouse still responds. I am unable to restart X (tried Ctl-Alt-Backspace and Ctl-Alt-Del, no effect). Also unable to switch to a virtual terminal to kill X, meaning I must resort to the reset switch, and when I do that, I screw up my filesystem (ext3 on root, which if I let it "recover" the journal, leaves my box completely unbootable [seg fault during udev startup in init.d] , and if I don't, will gradually degrade until certain libraries can no longer be loaded).

The lock-up bug with radeon is unfortunate but can be lived with. The second bug with ext3 is a bigger concern for me. I'm still investigating to see if I can learn more for help with it...
 
Old 12-07-2004, 08:52 PM   #9
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fizgig10,

which distro... with xfree86 fglrx works awesome, but not with xorg... it isn't fully supported yet.
 
Old 12-07-2004, 09:57 PM   #10
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yeah, I'm using xfree86 in Mepis at the moment. Didn't know it wasn't compatible with Xorg.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 09:41 AM   #11
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ok..it is now the 22 of Dec..was hoping ATI would release the XOrg compatible version by now. :-(
 
Old 12-23-2004, 11:15 PM   #12
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ATI update!

Taken off Rage3D forums:
Quote:
Hey guys.

Sorry for the delay hitting this thread. I understand the frustration, but we had some unexpected requirements crop up that needed attention immeadiately. This has resulted in a number of stability improvements on the AGP, PCIe and AMD64 fronts for the new drivers.

This unfortunately resulted in a delay for the drivers. We have completed the work, and now must wait for the web-posting train for ati.com for the drivers to be posted officially. With Christmas/New Year, this will most likely be before the middle of January.

Not as a teaser, but as an answer to the questions, the new drivers will have a number of major new features...

o AMD64/EM64T Support
o XOrg 6.8 Support
o GLSL
o PCIe stability improvements

And of course we have bumped the major.minor version of the driver to match the Windows driver.

Once again, apologies to the Rage3D community for not being responsive for the last month. Some of the members on the Beta Program can probably make comment on the new drivers as well.

Regards,

Matthew
Looks like the web monkey division of ATI is off on holidays, so the drivers will be delayed just a wee bit. Ah well, I can wait a little longer.

EDIT!
I forgot to mention that i'll keep track of the forum (and you should too, good forum for linux driver updates) for possible leaks. It will probably happen since from what I understand they ARE completed, just in the todo box of someone right now...

Last edited by Issalzul Syde; 12-23-2004 at 11:21 PM.
 
Old 12-24-2004, 01:29 AM   #13
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I always had a huge problem trying to get my ati cards working, but nowadays its cake.

Download driver from ati's site, rpm always installed for me right away. You have to force it sometimes because of a conflict.

run fglrxconfig

and for the new fedora core's that use xorg, you have to rename the xf86.conf file er whatever its called to xorg.conf.

for fedora core 1, I remember I just had to do a yum update first as well. but I am not sure about 2 and 3, hav't tired it yet, my main PC running FC1 is still chuggin along, and I hardly use it anymore anyways.



Kyle
 
Old 12-25-2004, 12:21 AM   #14
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With regards to the last post...

current drivers do not support DRI/3D.

Once the ones in the "todo" box come out..all should be good.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 09:01 AM   #15
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DRI and 3d do work on ati drivers. I had little problem on FC1 and found a work-a-round for FC2.. However, I have not been able, yet, to find the work-a-round to get the driver working on FC3. I'm thiinking that it needs the same fix as FC2 required. Unfortunately, I can't remember what the fix was or where I found it. When I find it I''ll post it here.
 
  


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