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Old 11-03-2005, 12:15 AM   #1
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ati display nforce2


Hello

I have tried everything ive read from this site to figure out why I cant get this to work. No matter what I do the ATI driver wont load with linux. I can post config and logs if you need them. Mandrake 10.2 on a radeon 9800 pro 128 video card. Mobo = Abit AN7 nforce2

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Old 11-04-2005, 08:55 AM   #2
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yep both please. have you tried both the radeon and fglrx drivers?
 
Old 11-04-2005, 10:25 AM   #3
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Hello

Yes I have tried both radeon and fglrx and neither of them works.

Xorg.0.log
xorg.conf
 
Old 11-04-2005, 11:08 AM   #4
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Right off... I see these in your log:
(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:2:0:1) found
And then, Almost every option is a no, or a 0 or an off, that doesn't seem right, especially as it tries to load it all more than once.
This is the killer, though:
Code:
(II) fglrx(0): doing DRIScreenInit
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: Open failed
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: Open failed
[drm] failed to load kernel module "fglrx"
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] drmOpen failed
(EE) fglrx(0): DRIScreenInit failed!
(WW) fglrx(0): ***********************************************
(WW) fglrx(0): * DRI initialization failed!                  *
(WW) fglrx(0): * (maybe driver kernel module missing or bad) *
(WW) fglrx(0): * 2D acceleraton available (MMIO)             *
(WW) fglrx(0): * no 3D acceleration available                *
(WW) fglrx(0): ********************************************* *
(II) fglrx(0): FBADPhys: 0xc0000000 FBMappedSize: 0x08000000
(II) fglrx(0): FBMM initialized for area (0,0)-(1280,8191)
(II) fglrx(0): FBMM auto alloc for area (0,0)-(1280,1024) (front color buffer - assumption)
(==) fglrx(0): Backing store disabled
(==) fglrx(0): Silken mouse enabled
(==) fglrx(0): Using hardware cursor (scanline 1024)
(II) fglrx(0): Largest offscreen area available: 1280 x 7163
(II) fglrx(0): Using XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA)
The long and short of the above mean this simplification found just below:
Code:
(II) fglrx(0): Acceleration enabled
(II) fglrx(0): Direct rendering disabled
So you have it half working. Which means basically, one of the requirements for install was not met when you installed the ATI drivers.

If possible, can you also post the output(s) of:
Code:
mount | grep "shm"
Code:
lsmod
And please double check that you have the glibc 2.2+, and the linux kernel source for your version of the kernel installed.(not the kernel itself, its source.)

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Old 11-04-2005, 02:59 PM   #5
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Code:
mount | grep "shm"
outputs nothing.

Code:
lsmod
outputs lsmod as It was too long to post it here

I do have glibc-2.3.4-8mdk installed. At least thats "rpm -q glibc" tells me I have.

Thanks
 
Old 11-04-2005, 06:54 PM   #6
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Based on those two outputs, you have a problem... just one actually that I can see. The agp is set to nvida, which is good for the nforce 2 chipset, but you have no shm output( which shoul dlook roughly like this: "tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs", which means no posix shared memory. You need to enabling by adding a line in your fstab...To enable Posix shared memory:

1. Add the following line to /etc/fstab (if it isn't there already): tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
2. Mount shared memory as follows: mount /dev/shm
3. Issue the following command to check that it mounted properly: mount | grep "shm"
If the mount was successful, then the following output (or similar) should appear:
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
 
Old 11-05-2005, 09:28 PM   #7
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Code:
[root@localhost boco]# mount | grep "shm"
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
Appears to be ok... Do i have to mount at boot every time? And what do I do after this?
 
Old 11-05-2005, 10:21 PM   #8
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You should be good after rebooting, loggind in logging out. It just needed to be put in the fstab. Then it will load on boot every time.

Are you okay as in...all okay? glxgears is running with sufficently high numbers and all?
 
Old 11-05-2005, 11:34 PM   #9
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Im ok as in it gets mounted ok... glxgears ives me about ~250fps and fglrxinfo still outputs Mesa Project
 
Old 11-06-2005, 07:35 AM   #10
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So now that you have Kernel Source, and POSIX shared memory, and agpgart is set properly, and glibc... there is one thing which still could be causing issues. I don't know yet is are you using the right Xfree86 or XOrg installer for fglrx. I tried looking around the web for Mandrake 10.2's package listing, but I can't see whether it uses XOrg or one of the XFree86 4.x versions. Once you have the right one of those for sure, now with the other 4 reqs being assured. You should be able to run the ATI Driver Instaler in the command line, do the auto install, then run fglrx again, and it should pick up DRM and DRI. So after you have run them again and rebooted, can you post the output of the XOrg.0.log again? Lets see if it is going properly this time.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 06:09 PM   #11
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Once again it was too long to post. Im fairly certain that i have Xorg 6.8.x installed.

Here is the file
xorg.0.log
 
Old 11-08-2005, 04:45 PM   #12
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Hey,

Thanks for your help. I have got it working now... I am not quite sure what I did but it works. I updated glibc, libstdc++, and reinstalled the fglrx driver. Then i manually edited xorg.conf and after rebooting it works perfectly.

W00t!
 
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Good work. enjoy!
 
  


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