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Old 12-12-2003, 08:53 PM   #1
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Question Need 3D Drivers for Gigabyte Radeon 9600 SE


Hello all,

I didn't see anyone with the same problem when searching the forums.

Distro: Suse 9.0

Here is the hardware:

Board Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technologies
Chipset Manufacturer: ATI
Chipset: 9600 SE 128 MB DDR

lspci reports:

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4151
02:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4171

I tried the fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.8.i586.rpm package from ati's site, but it didn't work

The card works with the VESA drivers, but I need to be able to enjoy watching DVDs and playing Quake on this machine. Please someone tell me there is hope!!!


Cheers,
Silas Bennett


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Old 12-13-2003, 12:23 AM   #2
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follow the fglrx install guide and tips at:

http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/readme0328.txt
 
Old 12-13-2003, 03:38 AM   #3
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Ok I got it installed and configured (I tried to use YAST instead of fglxconfig before). lsmod shows the module is being used, and I had to adjust the settings on the monitor, so I am pretty sure it is using the new driver, but I still have no 3D acceleration. And because this was all done outside of YAST, Suse does not know that 3D is allowed. and If I ignore the 3d not supported messages, I get crappy fps. XF86config (-4) show that dri and acel are enabled. What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 12-13-2003, 09:41 AM   #4
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You are missing the kernel module for the Radeon. SuSE didn't include this, but they have packages for you. See my post here
You are probably going to have to uninstall those ATI drivers before going through this. Don't use Yast or sax to configure display devices! Use Yast only for package management, and I still haven't found a good use for sax. Follow the directions in my post and 3d acceleration will be working.
 
Old 12-13-2003, 05:37 PM   #5
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also you can run fglrxinfo to see if you are using ATI's gl renderer.

if it says 'mesa' then check that doc again on how to delete mesa gl libs so that you will always use the ati ones.
 
Old 12-13-2003, 11:05 PM   #6
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Hi Sirra,

Thanks for the reply. I ended up getting 3-D enabled sometime at about 6 in the morning. I did this by manually editing XF86config-4 (fglrxconfig put 2 cards in the XF86config file so I commented out the standard vga one) and I added this to /etc/modules.conf

pre-install fglrx /sbin/modprobe "-k" "agpgart"

I didn't use the km_fglrx.rpm package. What exactly does that package do? 3D is enabled, but I still am not getting really good fps (tuxracer is usable but GL-117 is not as good as it should be). I only get about 70 fps at full screen (1280x1024 @ 24bit color) and about 222 fps at a quarter of that screen. The default size that glxgears comes up to gets about 730 fps. But if I make it smaller I get about 1700 fps, and if I make it as small as it can get it hits 8500 fps. But who can play Quake with that small a screen?

Any tips for tweaking this? Will the km_fglrx.rpm make it faster?


Cheers,
Silas

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