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Old 05-17-2006, 08:53 PM   #1
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ATI driver installs OK not working

Hi All,

I have installed the ATI drivers based on the how-to on gentoo-wiki. It seems the installation went fine but the openGL screensavers are not working (under kde-3.5.2). My system is gentoo 2006.0/kernel 2.6.16/X11-xorg-6.8.2

After install, the output of fglrxinfo looks good:
# /opt/ati/bin/fglrxinfo
display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: RADEON X300/X550 Series Generic
OpenGL version string: 2.0.5755 (8.24.8)
There are however a few warnings in the X11 log but I don't know what to do with them:
# grep -e EE -e WW Xorg.0.log
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/CID/" does not exist.
(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such file or directory)
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found
(WW) fglrx(0): Specified desktop setup not supported: 8
(WW) fglrx(0): [drm] using DRM defaults (QS_ID=99000000)
I don't understand why the BusID shows 1:0:1 in the warnings because my xorg.conf only references 1:0:0. Below are some portions of xorg.conf :
Section "Device"
        Identifier  "ATI Graphics Adapter 0"
        Driver      "fglrx"
        VendorName  "ATI Technologies Inc"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"

Section "Module"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load  "dri"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "record"
        Load  "xtrap"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "type1"
        Load  "freetype"

Section "DRI"
        Mode         0666
In case this is useful, lspci returns the following for the card:
# lspci
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 [Radeon X300SE]
Oh and in the KDE Info center, if I try to access the openGL section, KInfocenter crashes .

What can I do from here to get openGL working properly?

Thanks in advance,
Old 05-17-2006, 09:24 PM   #2
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Never mind, I had forgotten to enable the xscreensaver use flag when emerging kdeartwork-kscreensaver. I've done that and now it works! Sweeeeet !


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