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Old 02-04-2004, 01:57 AM   #1
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ATI Drivers (or something) behaving strangely...

I've got a strange thing going on with my ati drivers. I modprobe fglrx, start x, and run fglrxinfo. It says I have mesa drivers. I kill x, rmmod fglrx and modprobe it again, and start x. Now, fglrxinfo says Radeon 9600 etc etc. Anyone have a similar problem, or can tell what's this all about?

Oh, yeah, this only happens once, right after linux has finished booting up.
Old 02-04-2004, 05:11 AM   #2
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Make sure that agpgart is loaded before you do "startx".
Old 02-19-2004, 05:58 AM   #3
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Ok, i've had look at the problem. It appears that it only happens the first time X is started, not the fglrx module. This means I have to restart X once every time I start linux before I can use my cards full potential.

Can this be related to me not using the external agpgart? I've got it compiled into my kernel, but every time I configure X to use the external agpgart, my entire computer locks up with a black screen. Locks up as in, have to do a hard reset, and strangely, my XF86Config-4 gets totally messed up, containing log pieces from various places and strange chars.

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Usually agpgart gets compiled as a module. If you compile it straight into the kernel, I'm not quite sure what it would try and do, but my feeling is that it will always be used.


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