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Old 09-19-2003, 01:37 AM   #1
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Gatos / dri install trouble

First off I am running slackware 9 with dropline-gnome and an ati all-in-wonder radeon 8500. I installed the latest version of dri from, that all seemed to go just fine. Then I installed the gatos drivers for Xfree 4.3. I configured XFree86Config-4 to use that radeon driver and then loaded up X. I try to run glxgears and I get segmentation fault, so I run glxinfo and it says direct rendering: no. I do lsmod and I see that my loaded modules radeon and agpgart arent being used. I looked through my XFree86.0.log quickly and all I could find that was an error was '(WW) RADEON(0): [agp] AGP not available' Now I dont even really mind not having direct rendering that much because I dont even play video games that often but I do to be able to watch tv. I load up avview and all I get are a few random channels, such as channels 2-5 all come in as the same channel and channels 58 to 78 all come in perfectly fine. Anythin inbetween doenst come in at all just static. I have the region as ntsc-cable and my feed is through the tv tuner. I am completely out of ideas of what to do to fix this, please help. Thanks
Old 09-19-2003, 01:58 AM   #2
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Just a little update I fixed the agp problem I was having by rebooting the entire system now agpgart is loaded and used and so is the radeon module. I looked at my XFree86.0.log again and it is reporting "(II) RADEON(0): Direct rendering enabled" yet when I load up glxinfo it says direct rendering: no and glxgears is only showing about 200fps. I still have the problem where only certain channels are loading up in avview.
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Have you got Load "glx" in the modules section of your XFree config file?
Old 09-19-2003, 11:20 AM   #4
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Yup Load "glx" is in the modules section of XF86Config-4.


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