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Old 07-29-2003, 02:19 PM   #1
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Post Ati Radeon 9800 (non-pro) Drivers


Hi!

Where can I find Sapphire/Ati Radeon 9800 Drivers for linux? I'm having some troubles locating some.

Thanks!
 
Old 07-29-2003, 02:21 PM   #2
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Oh ya, I'm currently running Mandrake 9 if that makes any difference
 
Old 07-29-2003, 02:47 PM   #3
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ATi's site has some R9700PRO drivers, I believe they are the same anyway, but I could be wrong. There the same in windows that is, Linux I am really not sure about.



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Old 07-29-2003, 10:41 PM   #4
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ATI Radeon 9800 pro driver available

I am pretty sure it will work for R9800 (non-pro) as well

The driver is being released since 07/22/2003, but listed under FireGL section!!!

It is available for X86Free 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 distributions

In order to get it - choose on www.ati.com:

Find Driver->Linux->FireGL->Pick any card. Click "Go"

Select the driver you need.

The drivers are published for workstation boards, but it works fine with R 9800 Pro, because it is based on the same chip R350 NV used in some of the newest FireGL cards.

I got everything working in RH9.0.

Read the release notes before installing and configuring - it is pretty simple instructions to follow.

Enjoy!!!
 
Old 08-14-2003, 08:58 AM   #5
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his ati radeon 9800

these are my rpm-installation outputs:

[root@XP2200 ati]# rpm -Uhv fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-2.9.13.i586.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:fglrx-glc22 ########################################### [100%]
*** Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
*** WARNING ***
Tailored kernel module for fglrx not present in your system.
You must go to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod subdir
and execute './make.sh' to build a fully customed kernel module.
Afterwards go to /lib/modules/fglrx and run './make_install.sh'
in order to install the module into your kernel's module repository.
(see readme.txt for more details.)

As of now you can still run your XServer in 2D, but hardware acclerated
OpenGL will not work and 2D graphics will lack performance.

failed.
*** Found kernel module build environment, generating kernel module now.
ATI module generator V 2.0
==========================
probing for VMA API version...
cleaning...
patching 'highmem.h'...
patching 'drmP.h'...
patching file drmP.h
Hunk #1 FAILED at 255.
Hunk #2 FAILED at 266.
2 out of 2 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file drmP.h.rej
compiling 'agpgart_be.c'...
compiling 'agp3.c'...
compiling 'i7505-agp.c'...
compiling 'firegl_public.c'...
In file included from patch/drivers/char/drm/drmP.h:75,
from patch/drivers/char/drm/drm_proc.h:36,
from firegl_public.c:243:
/lib/modules/2.4.20-19.8/build/drivers/char/drm/drm_os_linux.h:16:2: warning: #warning the author of this code needs to read up on list_entry
linking of fglrx kernel module...
duplicating results into driver repository...
done.
==============================
- creating symlink
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel module
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-19.8/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY
See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules
/lib/modules/2.4.20-19.8/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.20-19.8/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-19.8/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.20-19.8/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: insmod fglrx failed
failed.
Installed: qt3 (gcc 3.2) based control panel application
===
ATI display drivers successfully installed
please run 'fglrxconfig' now
===
[root@XP2200 ati]#

any ideas?
 
Old 09-01-2003, 05:37 PM   #6
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Make radeon driver think its 9700

I got my Radeon 9800 (non pro) working on RedHat 9.0. Basically set ChipId in XF86Config so that radeon driver thinks this is 9700.

No need for ATI drivers and RPMs. I haven't tested the 3d performance yet.

Here is the relevant portion of XF86Config:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Radeon"
Driver "radeon"
BoardName "PowerColor"
ChipId 0x4e45 #Use the chip id for Radeon 9700
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Radeon"
Monitor "IBM P202"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection
End Section
 
Old 09-02-2003, 02:01 AM   #7
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well, that's a nice try. would be helpful if you give (us) some information about the 3d performance.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 09:08 AM   #8
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Hey guys. I have an ATI Radeon 9800 pro on Suse 8.2. My monitor is a Sony 20 SEII. I'm running kernel 2.4.20. My mainboard is a Tyan S2468 Thunder K7X with two AMD Athlon XP 2000+ processors. I'm trying to use the fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-2.9.13.i586.rpm driver downloaded from ATI and I use the fglrxconfig utility to build the XF86Config file. Oh yeah, I'm running XFree86 4.3.0.

Here are the problems I've had:

1) If I run X (I use KDE) with the unmodified XF86Config then I get a dark screen.

2) If I set Option "no_dri" to "yes" then I get a "scrambled" screen.

I've searched the net and can find no solution. Any ideas?
 
Old 09-05-2003, 10:11 AM   #9
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Exclamation

I tried the solution above last night, with some success on my RH9 box with a Radeon 9800 Pro. When I restarted X, I did get a display using the 9700 driver, at the highest resolution that I could get (which is what I wanted ) .

When I tried to use 3d acceleration, though, I got a blank screen, and had no access to the machine . I couldn't even telnet/ssh into it from another box! Finally got into a text mode console on reboot and switched back to the saved XF86Config file, and got back in. So this configuration seems to be the best that I've found so far. I'm not familiar enough with X configuration or the Radeon driver, yet, to try to figure out why 3d doesn't work, but I'll get back to it after I've figured out how to get my Audigy sound card to work

XF86Config lines::::::::

Section "Device"
Identifier "Radeon"
Driver "radeon"
BoardName "PowerColor"
ChipId 0x4e45 #Use the chip id for Radeon 9700
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Radeon"
Monitor "IBM P202"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection
End Section


 
Old 10-08-2003, 05:04 PM   #10
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Hi,


I tried the solution with mentioning the ChipId of the 9700 in the XF86Config to let XFree think I am using an 9700 i.s.o. a 9800.

This appears to work. I can now use X at the resolutions I want. However, when I shutdown my PC by typeing shutdown -h now from an xterminal, my machine does not reboot as it used to. Instead, X windows exits and I get a garbled screen and my machine hangs.

Another problem I am having is that in plain text mode, that is, without starting X or having started X, my computer totally freezes up after some time. This appears to be related to the monitor going blank for power saving.

This occurs with the radeon driver from XFree on SuSe linux 8.2 running kernel version 2.4.18.

The reason I am using this driver is because I cannot install the radeon driver from ATI (compilation succeeds but cannot install it).

Does anyone have any ideas on how to solve this problem?

Cheers
Erik

PS. The machine I am using is a multi-boot machine and it runs fine on windows so I suspect that there are not hardware problems.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 05:23 PM   #11
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what's your mainboard spec? maybe you should have a look at this thread (from #80 on): http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...467#post525467
 
Old 10-09-2003, 09:45 AM   #12
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I wonder how long we'll have to deal with these Radeon problems.

I had no end of trouble with my 9800 card until I installed the latest driver from ATI (Linux, Graphic driver, 9800 Series). Now I can use KDE at 1600x1200. 3-D apps will start and then invariably lock up the keyboard, but 2-D apps work OK. New drivers arrive all the time at the ATI site; the Radeon drivers were all updated a couple of days ago. So my advice is: download the newest driver, install it and see if it works. And after wasting HUGE amounts of time screwing around with XF86Config, all to no avail, I'd advise sticking to the default driver configged by SAX2. I think that you have to be on the driver development team to understand all those driver options. Save yourself the grief.

BTW: Suse 8.2, 2.4.20, ATI Radeon 9800
 
Old 10-09-2003, 09:48 AM   #13
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thanks, I'll try the new drivers soon and may get back to you
 
  


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