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Old 05-14-2003, 03:08 PM   #16
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you sure about the schneider digital? I have a Radeon 9700 that I'm running using their driver.

You are running Redhat 9 does that come with XFree86 4.3 or 4.2? The only diff between the schneider ones and the ones from ATI's website is that schnieder is built for XF 4.3.

Martinman, the GF is going back to pittsburgh tonight so I'll have time alone with my PC... I'll load up an IRC client and sign on so we can transfer. If you got the time tonight I'd be more than happy to try and bang this thing out with you. Just send me an email to the usual address letting me know how to find you.
 
Old 05-14-2003, 03:49 PM   #17
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RH9 comes with x 4.3, and thats causing all these problems in the first place, from what i've seen, the only drivers schneider has are for FireGL cards, which i had never heard of before going there. I even compared my vid card backplate to the pics of them they have there, i have a DV out, while all the fireGLs dont (i was thinking about trying one anyways).

If it;s just some crazy German thing (crazy Germans), then could you tell me whats the equivalent of a 9500 pro in FireGL ? lol

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Old 05-14-2003, 04:33 PM   #18
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Martinman, I have a 9700 pro... and I'm pretty sure there's a DV out... the FireGL is the name of the driver... even the driver listed on ATI's site for the 9700 is fglxr... So I'll bet you the FireGL driver is what you're looking for. Give it a shot and like I said I'll be on IRC tonight so if you need a hand...

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Old 05-14-2003, 05:45 PM   #19
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hehe, theres a little thing in the readme that says there could be conflicts with rh8+ because of some libraries, i'll explain more on irc
 
Old 05-14-2003, 05:55 PM   #20
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makai_wi if you want to join me and martinman please do... maybe kill two birds with one stone...

I'm on irc.freenode.net in the linux-help channel right now if you want to jump on.
 
Old 05-15-2003, 12:17 AM   #21
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Sucks that it took me so long... hope this helps:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...290#post305290
 
Old 05-17-2003, 02:25 AM   #22
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Arg, I some how got unsubscribed from the post... When will you be back on irc... ?
 
Old 05-17-2003, 02:38 AM   #23
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Their is something wrong with my agpgart driver, I think, in conjuction with the schneider drivers. When I try to start up xfree I just get an error about the agp failing, I found out that agpgart is unable to determine my aperture size. I also found out that my chipset (KT400) might not be supported by the kernel but that doesn't make too much sense because the gart driver does detect it & and I can run in x fine using the non accelorated xfree dirvers. Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 05-17-2003, 12:08 PM   #24
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welcome to every error I ran into trying to setup agp on my machine.

Let me guess... if your mobo has a KT400 chipset I'll be it has AGP 8x capabilities right? AGP 8x (or version 3.0) has a 16 bit aperture size register... the older (AGP 2.0) has an 8 bit register. So unless your kernel is of the 2.5.x series it is expecting AGP 2.0 and thus 8 bit registers. You have two options... in the bios force the AGP to 4x and maybe it'll work... or use the ATI drivers and in the fglrxconfig specify use of ATI's agpgart module and not the kernels. We're in the process of backporting AGP 3.0 to the kernel but it is untested. And in your situation I would recommend ATI's agpgart module. ATI took the AGP 3.0 routines of the 2.5.x series kernel and used them. Now I'll admit, if you look at their code is some of the ugliest stuff I've ever seen... but it works. Give it a shot.
 
Old 05-17-2003, 01:54 PM   #25
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I found some one who has made a patch already, I am going to try that one first. Do you know if the schneider drivers come with an agpgart driver?
 
Old 05-20-2003, 08:03 AM   #26
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Changing resolution with schneider?

Hello,

I managed to get the Schneider 4.3.0 drivers installed on a MDK 9.1 with a 9700 graphics card. I booted in std mode, installed the RPMs and ran a couple scripts to as indicated after the RPM installation.
The FPS are at around 300 in full screen (1200x1024) so I'm very happy with that.
The problem that I have encountered is that, ever since I installed these drivers I can't change resolutions using the Ctrl-Alt-+/- commands. Has anyone experienced this?
Could it be that my keyboard isn't being mapped since the drivers ask for a keyboard configuration (I'm using an AZERTY French keyboard)
The Ctrl-Alt-backspace closes down the server and the drivers that come std. with the Mandrake allowed me to change resolutions (of course the FPS were about 1/10th what they are with the Schneider drivers)
Finally, will there be any reason to use the ATI 4.3.0 instead of these once they come out?
 
Old 05-20-2003, 09:16 AM   #27
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I don't think its the driver causing the lack of +/- resolution change because I can do that. There might be reason... more updated code perhaps... depends on what they change between their current and the next version.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 12:11 PM   #28
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Well, the patch didn't work. I still get the same error, maybe their is something that I did wrong when trying to patch it or something? Meh, at this point I am ready to fall back to XFree86 4.2.X if it fixes it...
 
Old 05-20-2003, 10:02 PM   #29
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if you're still getting an error about unknown aperture size it has nothing to do with XFree86. It has to do with the agpgart module. If you are using the agpgart module from the 2.4.x series kernel then you should expect this. AGP 3.0 is not supported in the 2.4.x series kernel. 2.5.x supports it and the ATI driver supports it. BUT you have to (in fglrxconfig) specify that you want to use ATI's agpgart and not the kernels.
 
Old 05-21-2003, 11:03 PM   #30
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How do you specify this?
 
  


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