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Old 07-14-2004, 10:21 PM   #1
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Direct Rendering with Radeon 9600, Slackware 10 and Kernel 2.4.26

I am trying to get Cedega (WineX 4.0) to work, but it says first I must have Direct Rendering enabled, which apparently I don't

$ glxinfo | grep "direct rendering"
direct rendering: No
But I do not know how to go about turning it on. Do I need to recompile the kernel to get the module to work, because when I boot up in Linux it says the AGP thing isn't working right (it goes by too fast to read the whole thing) and I don't know what that means, really. If you need any more info tell me how to get it and I will post it. I'm a huge to linux as I just installed it fir the very first time the other day and am still trying to configure it properly.
Old 08-02-2004, 04:37 PM   #2
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To get the output from the boot sequence is
dmesg | less
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Old 08-02-2004, 07:15 PM   #3
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i also have slack 10 kernel 2.4.26 and ati's driver worked fine
here is how i installed and configured mine :

open terminal.
cd into directory containing the drivers you just downloaded
rpm2tgz fglrx****.rpm
installpkg fglrx****.tgz
cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
cd ..
rename /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 to xorg.conf (backup your xorg.conf first)
reboot or restart x server
open terminal
glxinfo it should say near the top direct rendering YES. (which means hardware opengl working)

and if u restarted and fglrx didnt load then u have to add /sbin/modprobe fglrx to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

PS : its important in fglrxconfig to choose " Do you want to use the external AGP GART module (y/n)? [n] y "


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