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Old 03-02-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
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Is there OpenGL for ATI Radeon 7000?

I am trying to get OpenGL to run on my new installation of Fedora Core 4 but couldn't get it running, I did do the "yum" installation of fglrx (as advised on some unofficial FAQ website about it) but got simply nowhere with it. Any ideas?

For your information I have upgraded to the latest kernel but still have the original kernel of FC4 incase I needed it again.
Old 03-03-2006, 06:25 AM   #2
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I cannot give you a definitive answer, but it may be worth looking over on the DRI Project and over at Mesa, my card is an old ATI 7200 (SuSE sees it as a radeon QD) and the 3D and Open GL works fine on it.

3Ddiag version 0.728
Verifying 3D configuration:
Using 3dinfo

Verifying 3D configuration for 3D board "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon QD (1002@51 44)":

Tests for X.Org configuration:
Config File /etc/X11/xorg.conf ... done.
Driver ... done.
Extensions ... done.
Options ... done.

Checking GL/GLU/glut runtime configuration:
GL/GLU ... done (package xorg-x11-Mesa)
glut ... done (package freeglut)
This is the output from 3Ddiag on my machine. You said you are installing fglrx, is that the driver from ATI's website, if it is I didn't think that it supported either you card or mine.

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Old 03-03-2006, 11:47 PM   #3
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Oh, this came from livna package repository for FC4 so I wasn't sure on exactly how to do this since this is the first time I had trouble getting 3D acceleration running under Linux.
Old 03-07-2006, 07:19 AM   #4
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As you can see I am a to Linux myself, I have only installed graphics accelerators on a 3 machines, one on debian and two on SuSE, the only one that I used the fglrx driver for has an ATI 9800 Pro sat in it.

As I am a registered owner of ATI products I got in touch with them to find out if they had drivers for my 7200, I got what would seem to be the standard unhelpfull e-mail to my query, basically stating that they don't have a propietry driver for this card and that they don't release thier drivers code to the open source community, but that they are willing to help if I was to try and develop a driver myself.

After that little bombshell they suggested looking on the DRI project and MESA, so that is where I went to get the driver for my card.

Don't get me wrong I would love to develop a driver for my card, but I am probably the worlds largest coding numpty so the chances are better that I develop a set of wings and fly to the moon in the next couple of minutes.


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