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Old 08-06-2003, 03:35 PM   #16
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Arrow Re: ATI Radeon 9800 pro driver available


Quote:
Originally posted by victort
Folks,

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!!!
Where did you get the release notes? Are they for the FireGL driver or for the Radeon 9800 Pro card?
 
Old 08-07-2003, 08:44 PM   #17
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How about for us non-redhat users? These drivers should work with any linux distro as long as the correct version of XFree86 is used, correct?
 
Old 08-08-2003, 05:10 AM   #18
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The drivers should work with most distros, there are also custom SuSE rpms at ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/sup...I/suse82/fglrx
 
Old 08-08-2003, 09:33 AM   #19
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I got a Radeon 9100 128Mb and I use the driver called radeon (try man radeon for more...) that comes with X!
I have a problem 'cause with LCD@DVI the monitor goes in PowerSavingMode at X startup!!Any1 knows about??
Are there other drivers around for 9100??
 
Old 08-08-2003, 05:09 PM   #20
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Monitor going to power saving mode probably means that it doesn't get a signal from the graphics card. The ATI drivers probably wotk with your card, but I recommend first trying the drivers from http://dri.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 08-09-2003, 05:51 AM   #21
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Tnx 4 the site!!!The new version of radeon driver was released the 08/08/03!!!!!
I recive an error compiling the dri modules that says: unable to find kernel config file
It depends on Slackware doesn't have the kernel sources installed???

I think my problem depends on something connected with the multiple heads!I use only the dvi output!!
Tnx
 
Old 08-10-2003, 10:11 PM   #22
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linux newbee

HI all,

I just installed RH 9.0. But it doesn't have the driver for ATI 9800 pro. So I downloaded "fglrx-glc22-4.1.0-2.9.13.i586.rpm" as recommended. But I don't know how to install the driver on linux. Can someone help.....?

Thank you for your time
 
Old 08-11-2003, 06:10 PM   #23
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Hi,

Another newbie question I am afraid.

I did the install on mandrake 9.1 of the ati driver fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-2.9.13.i586.rpm for my 9800 pro, I followed the instructions, used the force command and fglrconfig.
But I must have messed up somewhere along the line.

Now at xfree (kde) launch the screen goes black and flicker. Obviously a refresh issue, In line mode I went in the XFcconfig-4 file trying to figure out what I should change, but tbh I don't have a clue.

if i do startx, screen go black and flicker then i get an error message, no screen detected.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 09:27 AM   #24
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Got xwindow to work again using XFdrake but had to set the driver to the default vesa.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 08:52 AM   #25
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Quote:
Originally posted by KoS
Ok I might have my problem figured out. If this is it I'm stupid. I ran the sh Check.sh to see whatever it gave me. It spits this out;

=====================================================================
ATI Technologies
=====================================================================
Checking which OS you're running...
uname reports 'Linux' version '2.4.20-19.9', architecture 'i686'.
Object format is 'ELF'.
libc version is '6.3'.

XFree86 Version 4.3.0 is installed.

No package available for glibc 2.3. Try r200glibc21.tgz
Binary package name is 'r200glibc21.tgz'

[root@localhost download]#

Now this might be where I was stupid. It says no package for glibc 2.3. Since this requires the library for glibc23 aka libc63, does that mean I don't have what I need?
I do have the same error messages. so what's on now? I don't have a clue...
 
Old 08-14-2003, 09:00 AM   #26
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rpm output

this is my rpm output:


[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]#
 
Old 08-14-2003, 12:18 PM   #27
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I am still having problems getting my ATi built radeon 9800 pro card working right. I have tried several drivers. I'm not a wizard at this so might/problay is the problem. In my xfree86 log file I have a few errors;
(EE) fglrx(0): [agp] unable to acquire AGP, error "xf86_ENODEV"
(EE) fglrx(0): cannot init AGP
Do these mean anything or am I looking in the wrong area?

Please help me and the many others who are having this problem.

Thanks
 
Old 08-22-2003, 04:18 AM   #28
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I recently found that XFree86 had a 2D only driver that supported the R350 (Radeon 9800 Pro), that worked pretty well with my 256Mb Radeon 9800 Pro.

I was itching to get 3D working and tried the FireGL driver. It works a dream.

I'm using RH9 with all latest patches and kernel and the installer even built the kernel module for me.

If you want to possibly reverse the install though I would suggest that you run the rpm -ivh (or -uvh) without the --force parameter first because the installer replaces one of the MesaGL libraries. Find out what it clashes with and take a copy then run the install again with the --force parameter.

Remember to read what's on screen though, there is a post install step to run to configure the X Server once the module is installed and this builds your XF86Config-4 file.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 04:32 AM   #29
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KoS,

You may want to check that AGPGART is loading, su to root and issue 'modprobe agpgart' if this throws back an error saying your chipset is unsupported you may want to try adding the following lines to /etc/modules.conf.

alias char-major-10-175 agpgart
options agpgart agp_try_unsupported=1

I have to use these with my MOBO which has an SiS648 chipset.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 05:51 AM   #30
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I used fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-2.9.13.i586.rpm with --force option. Everything went smoothly. Thanks to this thread
 
  


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