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Old 08-19-2003, 10:41 PM   #1
gte269
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dri/opengl radeon 9500 (non-pro) on mandrake - been trying forevah


OK i've read through these forums for days and I can't find anything that helps me. Trying to get my radeon 9500 (non-pro) to work with the german fglrx 4.3 drivers. I've read the readme 1000 times. fglrxinfo gives me:

OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 4.0.4

...which i know is wrong. The /var/log/XFree86.0.log reveals that it starts to fail at about the following lines:

drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
drmOpenDevice: Open failed
[drm] failed to load kernel module "agpgart"
[drm] failed to load kernel module "fglrx"
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] drmOpen failed
(EE) fglrx(0): DRIScreenInit failed!
(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): ********************************************* *

.... I think i've tried it with agpgart set both ways.. i'll double check.. but why the hell cant it find /dev/dri/card0 and load the fglrx module .. or how to i make it find it or how do i make it work?!? Any help appreciated.
Asus A7V8X-X (KT400) - Athlon 2400+
Sapphire Radeon 9500
512MB Hyper-X
 
Old 08-19-2003, 10:54 PM   #2
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ok i've set the agpgart to "yes" and "no" in the XF86Config-4 file.. It still has the same failure in the log.. maybe my I need to slow down my 8x agp to 4x? how or where would i do that if i need to? thanks again for any help
 
Old 08-21-2003, 08:19 AM   #3
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Try changing the AGP from the BIOS
 
Old 08-21-2003, 10:16 AM   #4
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my bios wont let me change the agp.. it just says.. agp capablity 8x
 
Old 08-21-2003, 02:01 PM   #5
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you could install a 2.5 or 2.6 kernel - i think they already support agp8x... but i don't know if there won't turn up any incompatibilities with the rest of the system... i've already experienced such problems with my suse distro... i'd try installing gentoo and then emerging either a 2.5 or 2.6 kernel.

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Old 08-21-2003, 11:32 PM   #6
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screw it i'm just gonna run xp
 
Old 08-21-2003, 11:33 PM   #7
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linux sux
 
Old 09-20-2003, 01:27 PM   #8
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go here

http://archives.mandrakelinux.com/ne...8/msg02015.php

I need to do the same thing-- I'm switching from redhat to this new mandrade beta. So far it seems pretty cool though!

NOTE: when you are going thru the instructions linked above, he says "drop into init3" When he says that he means type telinit 3

Also, when you're done make sure you restart X completely. Just reboot to be sure.

Last edited by Armand; 09-20-2003 at 01:47 PM.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 12:30 PM   #9
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solution here

It's not linux that sux, the ATI driver (very strangely) refers to the KT400 agp bus in the agpgart_be.c as agp_generic instead of agp_kt400. A quick change and rebuild of the module cures all your ills.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...fglrxinfo+mesa
 
Old 09-25-2003, 01:08 PM   #10
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yeah I got it working later.. however, it still runs faster, smoother, and looks better in XP.. tough to beat those corporate relationships
 
Old 09-25-2003, 08:51 PM   #11
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ATI is supposed to be releasing some new drivers right before Half-Life 2 comes out, and they say that the drivers will kick some butt. I'm gonna be on Windows running half-life for that one.

If you like games and stuff, I'd just use windows. People get mad about supporting Bill Gate$, and I agree. My solution: just use a pirate copy of XP. You can get one off Kazaa, I've had it since before XP was even publically released.

Linux is good for development and programming, which is what I'm gonna get into in college. They do everything on linux there since it's free and the school likes to cut costs. It's also fun to mess around on and see if you can break things and fix them again. Also, if you know linux people in the programming and engineering fields will respect you more.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 05:41 PM   #12
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In /etc/modules.conf just add (as root) :

options agpgart agp_try_unsupported=1


(Assuming that agpgart is loaded, obviously).
Try "modprobe agpgart" to see that.


Should run fine then.
Cheers !
 
  


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