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Old 03-07-2005, 08:08 PM   #1
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ATi fglrx drivers in Gentoo + kernel 2.6.10

I successfully performed emerge ati-drivers to install the ATi proprietary drivers in Gentoo. I ran fglrxconfig and copied the XF86Config-4 generated by it to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but unfortunately startx keeps terminating with an error.

How do I configure 3d acceleration with the ATi drivers in Gentoo? Is it possible to use the radeon module to enable 3d acceleration in Gentoo?

I compiled AGP support into the kernel (agpgart) and enabled drm. Should I recompile the AGP support as a module?

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Old 03-08-2005, 01:26 AM   #2
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I found out how to solve this problem. First of all I assume that you have compiled the DRM and agpgart into the kernel (2.6).

emerge ati-drivers
Even if you don't have Xorg installed, this emerge will do it for you.

Do *not* run fglrxconfig. This will create an XF86Config-4 file which cannot be renamed into xorg.conf for it to work. Instead generate a generic xorg.conf file either by hand or by xorgconfig. Change the default driver to "fglrx" and include the ATi device options from an already generated XF86Config-4 file (by fglrxconfig). Uncomment the DRI and GLX section. Save.

Now type startx. Run glxinfo in a terminal. In the very first line you should see
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
This is the easiest way.

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