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debian junkie 01-28-2004 08:47 PM

No 3d Acceleration with ATI Radeon 9600
Hi this is my first post here

I just recently bought a new laptop a Gateway M675XL, and I have been searching up and down on how to get 3d acceleration on my ATI Radeon 9600. Nothing has worked from what I have searched, and ATI's drivers don't do anything but give me errors such as I need a kernel higher than 2.4.8 and I have a 2.4.22-xfs kernel stock from knoppix. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.

DaOne 01-28-2004 08:52 PM

Do you have the kernel sources installed?

debian junkie 01-28-2004 08:56 PM

Yeah I apt-get the kernel sources for the 2.4.22 kernel. To be more specific with the error. When I alien the drivers and force the install, then goto install in /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod it says I need a higer kernel.

debian junkie 01-28-2004 09:09 PM

Does anyone have any stories about getting a radeon to work???

Do I need a 2.6 kernel to do it?? anyone

h/w 01-28-2004 09:18 PM

i doubt things not working in 2.4 will work in 2.6
i havent seen that happening.

also, i wouldnt trust alien'ing some rpm for such things. just get the src and "./configure, make, make install".

debian junkie 01-28-2004 09:24 PM

Do you think you could point me in the right direction for the ATI driver's that aren't in rpm format. I haven't found any specifically for debian. Thanks

h/w 01-28-2004 09:40 PM

sorry man. nvidia user here - so, google ...
oshouldnt it just be on the ATi page?

debian junkie 01-28-2004 09:48 PM

All ATI has is the rpm's

h/w 01-28-2004 10:00 PM

wanna try that ... ?

but b4 that, i hope u have already looked at

debian junkie 01-28-2004 10:21 PM

Thanks for the help h/w, I have already bookmarked that site and tried the steps didn't work out for me. Maybe it just wasn't meant to be.

DaFrEQ 01-29-2004 06:48 AM

Have you tried:

rberry88 01-29-2004 10:05 AM

You can also get a program called "rpm2targz" and this will convert the .rpm driver file to .tar.gz format so you can install the driver.


debian junkie 01-29-2004 04:07 PM

This is something I like seeing

9429 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1885.800 FPS
12999 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2599.800 FPS
20770 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4154.000 FPS
20783 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4156.600 FPS
20758 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4151.600 FPS
20773 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4154.600 FPS

I followed the instructions again from h/w 's link and it worked.

Now I need to get my sound working on this monster and I'm set.


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