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Old 12-05-2005, 05:58 PM   #16
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The issue is:

I use Gentoo, and am a intermidiate linux, Gentoo distro user. I fixed my problem and share of ATI troubles.
"CapCavernaX" used Fedora Core, and is a newbie using FC (with, IMO, many bugs). He needs guidance installing fglrx.

I know how I did it using gentoo, and am trying to help, but I don't know the names of the filenames to change, or the GUI utilities he could use.

CapCavernaX:
Post the output of /etc/modules.conf and /etc/modprobe.conf , so I can know what of the two files we are suppose to change again (long time)
Post lsmod and pspci
su
/sbin/lsmod
/sbin/lspci

From there, and what's posted above, I'll try to make up what are the exact commands you should do in order to get 3D rendering.
At best, it takes a couple of minutes, at worst, you would end up changing distro. But I doubt we will get to that.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 10:53 PM   #17
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uberNUT69:

Plz read ALL previous posts before posting something that does not make sence.

Yes I have the driver installed and the card is now working. Just read previous posts. I don't want to retype my question!!!
 
Old 12-05-2005, 11:15 PM   #18
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Ok, I reread everything.

I'm pretty sure that you got the rendering working since you have 4000FPS.

That's a pretty good score, maybe my score is weak... maybe I still need to tweak the drivers a bit more...
 
Old 12-06-2005, 08:44 AM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CapCavernaX
Simon_6162, Can you provide a breakdown of what these two commands are telling yum to do? When I ran the command above it did not work.

I then tried your command but instead of all the stuff after ...-fglrx-$ I just went and put the kernel version I have runing. The new command I used was

Code:
yum install kenel-module-fglrx-(MY CURENT KERNEL)
At work now so don't know the correct kernel ver. when get home will edit!!!

that second yum install command was what did it for me. I'm just concerned that lets say I do a new clean FC4 istall, I assume I would just be able to skip...
Code:
yum install kernel-module-fglrx-$(rpm -q --queryformat="%{version}-%{release}\n" kernel | tail -n 1)
...this and just go with my command! or is there something in your command that I would be missing in mine that would not let my command work. What would I have to put in my command to make mine work? See why a break down would help
This is the question I had ( THE ISSUE )that uberNUT69 was talking about.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 05:09 PM   #20
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If the command worked, and you get 4000FPS, and glxinfo reports that there is direct rendering... there is no issue... it's fixed
 
Old 12-08-2005, 10:51 AM   #21
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What I'm asking is just for a breakdown of the command that he used. This is for when I do a new full install of FC4. I will have to do a new full install of FC4 because of another issue I'm having with ACPI.

So yes my card is working!

I would like to know what exactly the command did because I'm not sure that if I just use the command I myself made will work alone.

What I'm thinking is that even dought the command below didn't fully work...

Code:
yum install kernel-module-fglrx-$(rpm -q --queryformat="%{version}-%{release}\n" kernel | tail -n 1
... maybe it did something else that was still needed and when I used my command...

Code:
yum install kenel-module-fglrx-(MY CURENT KERNEL)
... my command worked because of sertain settings or prerequesites that command number 1 above took care of...

So when I do my next full install of FC4, if someone can provide a breakdown of command one above I would be able to see what I need to do to the second command to make it work.

Get it??? I know its alot but I think I have made my question prety clear now!!!
 
Old 12-08-2005, 02:49 PM   #22
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To my understanding, the first command just asks the RPM database what is your kernel version, and the second command just requires you to type the kernel version manually. In any two cases, they do the same thing.

Bottom line, if you want to know your kernel information, just type uname -a in the command line and you will know immidiatly.

as of breaking down the commands, since they seam to mean the same thing... just use the second working command, it does the same as the one above.
 
Old 12-08-2005, 08:09 PM   #23
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Wouldn't this work, then?

# yum install kernel-module-fglrx-$(uname -r)
 
Old 12-09-2005, 02:55 PM   #24
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not quite, no... not sure...

uname -r give me "2.6.12-gentoo-r10"

maybe, depends if there is a matching version that matching exactly that, otherwise... you might have to get the closest version, which is in my case... 2.6.12 ...
 
Old 01-05-2006, 07:23 PM   #25
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glxgears

I've done the steps for my ATI 8500 and I'm getting 2700FPS with glxgears and 450FPS with fgl_glxgears. Was wondering if these were good?

On fgl_glxgears I saw a error message below. If anyone can she some light on it that would be great.

X error of failed request: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 14 (X_GetGeometry)
Resource id in failed request: 0x0
Serial number of failed request: 51
Current serial number in output stream: 51

Thanks for the postings, it got me started. Just need to get it hooked up to my Toshiba HDTV 56" widescreen. Anybody got a modeline for this TV?
 
Old 01-05-2006, 07:35 PM   #26
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You are better using a modeline generator (found on google), for the HDTV... as far as 3d goes, just invoke glxinfo to know if 3d is enabled.
 
Old 01-21-2006, 02:54 AM   #27
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oooop

Guys,

I am on FC4 , on a Sony Vaio GRZ615S , which has a Radeon Mobility M7 (7500)
I had alrwady Direct Rendering Enabled, but my FPS was 500, so I decided to see if the livna driver improves this a bit. I remember on FC1 , my fps used to be 1000.


So, I followed Simon's advice, and everything seemed to work well.

fglrx installed.

but after the reboot, BANG, X/Windows does not start. it says "no screens found".

I found out by reading the /var/log/Xorg.0.log that apparently the card I got is not supported by the fglrx driver.

Now, I was faced with de-installation,

---------check this out ---->
temporarily, I added "modprobe radeon" in /etc/rc.local , to load the radeon module again (which now does not load automagically any longer) , and I put my old xorg.conf in place.

and at least X/Windows starts, but something funny happens. glxinfo -v says Direct Rendering is now DISABLED. However, looking in the Xorg.0.log, it says it is ENABLED .hahahah, funny crap.

Latest state: my fps went from 500, to 200. and Direct Rendering is now disabled (glxinfo -v)

booooooooooohoooooooooooo, I think I will insert the fc4 dvd back in, and "do the right thing".

unless some freak has managed to build an fglrx for my card, highly unlikely.
 
Old 01-21-2006, 11:30 AM   #28
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bobx, welcome to LQ.
Btw, we don't make a habit of speaking like on MSN,AIM, and IRC.

But anyway... lets work trought the problem. the glxgears is in no mean a benchmarking tool to comparate computers, and I have experienced loosing my 3d rendering temporarly if something exeptional happens (such as giving fluxbox a spin instead of KDE, after starting KDE initially)

It's important to reboot between after troubleshooting stages, take notes of what works and doesn't, instead of speeding throught it.

First thing: rewrite your Xorg clean! Remake the Xorg config using whatever utility you please.
Second: install fglrx. I emerge ati-drivers, but you should use the apt-get system in place, or whatever packaging system you have on FC
Third: configure the autoload modules. Distros that do everything automatically might not do it throughrouly. you should see entries in this order: (/etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf ... can't remember which :P)
agpgart
[chipset]_agp
fglrx

run the fglrxconfig utility, if FC doesn't prompt you with it.

backup all the older configs, and reboot.
 
Old 03-04-2006, 02:23 PM   #29
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Hello everyone,

I didn't want to start a new thread since this one if fairly close. I'm trying to get an AT 3D Rage Pro AGP to work with DRI. I have installed the drivers, but I'm still not getting it to work. Also, fglxconfig does not work. It says command not found. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Perhaps someone could point me to the right direction. Thanks!
 
Old 03-04-2006, 03:06 PM   #30
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try aticonfig, and look in /usr/local/bin and see if it isn't there. That and /opt/ati
 
  


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