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Old 09-13-2003, 02:45 PM   #1
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Angry Linux´s and Ati 9800 pro cards


i can even install a linux, non of the dist. works
they cant even display the install screen

which linux surports ati 9800 pro?
 
Old 09-14-2003, 12:12 PM   #2
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ATI just released some new drivers for the r300 series (which includes your 9800 pro). Try downloading them here: http://ati.com/support/driver.html
Where you go from there greatly depends on what distro you're using, etc. You should be able to get them going on any system, although it may take a little effort. I've got a 9500 pro and I just got it working a while ago, and it was worth it.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 12:39 PM   #3
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ATI just released some new drivers for the r300 series (which includes your 9800 pro). Try downloading them here: http://ati.com/support/driver.html
Where you go from there greatly depends on what distro you're using, etc. You should be able to get them going on any system, although it may take a little effort. I've got a 9500 pro and I just got it working a while ago, and it was worth it.
Hey. did you get 3D working on your 9500? I have a 9700pro and just can't get 3D working at all. It was a big enough struggle getting 2D going.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 12:42 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure 3D is going fine. I don't play 3D games, so I can't be sure. The OpenGL screensavers run fine, though.
Also, glxinfo reports the following for extensions:
Code:
    GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array,
    GL_S3_s3tc, GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_fragment_program,
    GL_ARB_multisample, GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_shadow,
    GL_ARB_shadow_ambient, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp,
    GL_ARB_texture_compression, GL_ARB_texture_cube_map,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_add, GL_ARB_texture_env_combine,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3,
    GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_ARB_transpose_matrix,
    GL_ARB_vertex_blend, GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object, GL_ARB_vertex_program,
    GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_ATI_draw_buffers, GL_ATI_element_array,
    GL_ATI_envmap_bumpmap, GL_ATI_fragment_shader, GL_ATI_map_object_buffer,
    GL_ATI_separate_stencil, GL_ATI_texture_env_combine3,
    GL_ATI_texture_float, GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once,
    GL_ATI_vertex_array_object, GL_ATI_vertex_attrib_array_object,
    GL_ATI_vertex_streams, GL_ATIX_texture_env_combine3,
    GL_ATIX_texture_env_route, GL_ATIX_vertex_shader_output_point_size,
    GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate,
    GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_clip_volume_hint,
    GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays,
    GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_point_parameters, GL_EXT_rescale_normal,
    GL_EXT_polygon_offset, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
    GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap,
    GL_EXT_texgen_reflection, GL_EXT_texture3D,
    GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_cube_map,
    GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine,
    GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic,
    GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_texture_rectangle,
    GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_EXT_vertex_shader, GL_HP_occlusion_test,
    GL_NV_texgen_reflection, GL_NV_blend_square, GL_NV_occlusion_query,
    GL_SGI_color_matrix, GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp,
    GL_SGIS_texture_border_clamp, GL_SGIS_texture_lod,
    GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, GL_SGIS_multitexture, GL_SUN_multi_draw_arrays
And that seems like a lot of stuff for 2D effects.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 01:20 PM   #5
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Installed the driver but to no avail. Still no 3D. Tried running TuxRacer and it was EXTREMELY slow.

Any ideas?

I had to force the rpm but it seemed to install fine.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 01:22 PM   #6
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Did you install the driver right? If you did, fglrx should be loaded. If so, you could check the XFree86 startup log for errors.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 02:22 PM   #7
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i also have a radeon 9800 pro, installed the drivers for xfree86 4.3 (running redhat 9) but to no avail! i think it may have something to do with my chipset agpgart but i'm not sure (linux newbie) ... running nvidia nforce2
 
Old 09-14-2003, 03:33 PM   #8
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the this is i cant even install suse, suse dont suport 9800
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http://hardwaredb.suse.de/productSea...2f7f39f17a9347

i need to know which linux i can install?, i know redhat 9 surports 9800 but only 2D
 
Old 09-14-2003, 03:41 PM   #9
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Well, I run Slackware, and my graphics card worked fine from the install for 2D.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 03:48 PM   #10
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but when i boot which the suse 8.2 live cd, and it cant display a screen,

if i install red hat 9.0

and install the driver from ati´s site, can i use 3D after that?
 
Old 09-14-2003, 03:49 PM   #11
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Quote:
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but when i boot which the suse 8.2 live cd, and it cant display a screen,

if i install red hat 9.0

and install the driver from ati´s site, can i use 3D after that?
That should work.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 07:21 PM   #12
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I have a radeon 9700 Pro and I downloaded the drivers from ati.com. I get some error saying I need some kernel or something. This sucks
 
Old 09-14-2003, 07:28 PM   #13
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I have a radeon 9700 Pro and I downloaded the drivers from ati.com. I get some error saying I need some kernel or something. This sucks
You may need the sources to your kernel to get the drivers working. Linux is not an operating for the lazy; it is an operating system for those who are truly disatisfied with the alternatives. It requires extra effort, but the results will be a computer that will never let you down. If you're giving up that easily, Linux is probably not for you.
 
Old 09-21-2003, 07:18 AM   #14
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hey ive been up for 3 days trying to get 3d suport to work with my ati 9700 i hope i get it , ive tried everything i got the dirvers installed but when i run a 3d game i get You are using software Mesa (no hardware acceleration)!
 
  


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