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Old 07-11-2004, 10:32 PM   #1
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ATi radeon 9800pro, nforce 2 mobo, mandrake 10

I can seem to install the drivers correctly. I have followed instructions carfully but its still not working. All i get with fglrxinfo is:

OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project:
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 4.0.4

I had a look through Xfree log file and found:

(EE) fglrx(0): [agp] unable to acquire AGP, error "xf86_ENODEV"
(EE) fglrx(0): cannot init AGP
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] removed 1 reserved context for kernel
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] unmapping 8192 bytes of SAREA 0xf990d000 at 0x40265000
(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): ********************************************* *

So I guessed that it could be something to do with the AGPART thing

did lsmod:
fglrx 209444 0
agpgart 31016 0

I am sure I included my noforce2 mobo and the radeon drivers when i compiled a new kernel.

Im not sure what the numbers after the lsmod thing mean, can you tell if they are working.
Old 07-12-2004, 08:13 AM   #2
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You don't want Radeon drivers in your kernel (they are not for the 9800, that's why you're installing the ATI drivers). You also need to disable DRM in the kernel. There may be other tweaks necessary for an nforce2 board (such as installing the nVidia nforce2 motherboard drivers).

Try these instructions: ATI Radeon Linux How-To.

Good luck.


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