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Old 05-22-2007, 09:43 PM   #1
witl
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ATI x1600 & Debian etch


Hi!

I was install fglrx.
do modprobe fglrx
and try run X, but it tell me:

(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:3:0:1) found
.
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(II) Loading sub module "fglrxdrm"
(II) LoadModule: "fglrxdrm"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux/libfglrxdrm.so
(II) Module fglrxdrm: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
compiled for 7.1.0, module version = 8.28.8
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) fglrx(0): ATI Video BIOS revision 9 or later detected
(--) fglrx(0): VideoRAM: 131072 kByte, Type: DDR3
(II) fglrx(0): PCIE card detected
(WW) fglrx(0): board is an unknown third party board, chipset is supported
(II) Loading sub module "ddc"
(II) LoadModule: "ddc"
(II) Reloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libddc.so
(II) fglrx(0): Connected Display1: CRT on primary DAC
.
.
(==) fglrx(0): OpenGL ClientDriverName: "fglrx_dri.so"
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.
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(II) fglrx(0): Composite extension enabled, disabling direct rendering
(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): ********************************************* *
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(II) fglrx(0): Acceleration enabled
(II) fglrx(0): Direct rendering disabled
 
Old 05-23-2007, 12:08 AM   #2
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I think you should do it over. Fetch a more recent driver from the ATI site and make an ATI folder in your home directory.

Make sure that module-assistant is installed. Then launch a terminal and do:
su -
(root password)
cd /home/[username]/ATI/
sh ati* --listpkg (take note of the specific version name listed for your distro)
sh ati* --buildpkg XXXXX (=the name you found by using the previous command)
apt-get install fglrx*
module-assistant prepare
module-assistant update
module-assistant a-i fglrx
aticonfig --initial

hit ctrl + alt + backspace

When you're done, you still have to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf; add this at the bottom of that file:

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "disable"
EndSection

Save and hit Ctrl + alt + backspace.

Launch a terminal and do:
glxinfo
If you see "ATI" and "direct rendering: yes", it means that the driver was properly installed.
 
Old 05-23-2007, 12:28 AM   #3
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I just do this:
Quote:
Originally Posted by jay73
Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "disable"
EndSection
And glxinfo answered "Yes".

But I want use Composite in KDE, how can I do it?
Somewhere I read: glx support need for Composite.

Thank you!
 
Old 05-23-2007, 12:31 AM   #4
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That's correct, ATI cards do not support composite (unlike nvdia cards). Yes, you'll have to use XGL to use composite but because I never bothered doing so, I'm afraid I can't help you on that. I suggest searching google for a beryl + compiz how-to.
 
  


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