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Old 05-24-2005, 11:10 PM   #1
tracyanne
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No 3D Accelleration with Radeon 9250 card


I have just installed a Radeon 9250 (128Meg) Video card in a machine running Mandriva Limited Edition 2005. The ATI kernel (2.6.11-6mdk) seems to have installed correctly, but no 3D accelleration is available.

According to Mandrake Control Centre - Hardware; the card is ‎Radeon 9200PRO 5960 (AGP)

If one selects "Run Config Tool" XFDrake informs me that the Driver is ATI Radeon (fgirx)

I am unable to run any applications that depend on OpenGL. My test test application for 3D "Tux Racer" runs very slowly, as it does whn 3D acceleration is not present.

here is the xorg.conf file

# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a"
Load "dri" # direct rendering
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Compaq"
ModelName "Compaq P75 Color Monitor"
HorizSync 30.0-85.0
VertRefresh 50.0-150.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "ATI"
BoardName "ATI Radeon (fglrx)"
Driver "fglrx"
Option "DPMS"

# === disable PnP Monitor ===
#Option "NoDDC"
# === disable/enable XAA/DRI ===
Option "no_accel" "no"
Option "no_dri" "no"
# === FireGL DDX driver module specific settings ===
# === Screen Management ===
Option "DesktopSetup" "0x00000000"
Option "MonitorLayout" "AUTO, AUTO"
Option "IgnoreEDID" "off"
Option "HSync2" "unspecified"
Option "VRefresh2" "unspecified"
Option "ScreenOverlap" "0"
# === TV-out Management ===
Option "NoTV" "yes"
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
Option "TVHSizeAdj" "0"
Option "TVVSizeAdj" "0"
Option "TVHPosAdj" "0"
Option "TVVPosAdj" "0"
Option "TVHStartAdj" "0"
Option "TVColorAdj" "0"
Option "GammaCorrectionI" "0x00000000"
Option "GammaCorrectionII" "0x00000000"
# === OpenGL specific profiles/settings ===
Option "Capabilities" "0x00000000"
# === Video Overlay for the Xv extension ===
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
# === OpenGL Overlay ===
# Note: When OpenGL Overlay is enabled, Video Overlay
# will be disabled automatically
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
Option "CenterMode" "off"
# === QBS Support ===
Option "Stereo" "off"
Option "StereoSyncEnable" "1"
# === Misc Options ===
Option "UseFastTLS" "0"
Option "BlockSignalsOnLock" "on"
Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"
Option "ForceGenericCPU" "no"
# === FSAA ===
Option "FSAAScale" "1"
Option "FSAADisableGamma" "no"
Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos" "no"
Option "FSAAMSPosX0" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY0" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosX1" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY1" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosX2" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY2" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosX3" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY3" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosX4" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY4" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosX5" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY5" "0.000000"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection




Any Suggestions.

Last edited by tracyanne; 05-25-2005 at 12:12 AM.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 06:47 AM   #2
eth0g
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You need to install the driver from ati, iactually use fc3 so for me it's easy i just type

yum install ati-fglrx kernel-module-fglrx-`(uname -r)` (do not type this)

but that only works because i've installed the yum.conf from www.fedorafaq.org and i think the package is in livna.org.

in a console, as root, type: fireglcontrol
and a box should come up with the info for your driver, i believe if it says somethin like:

Mesa Project mesa3d.org

down in the OpenGL section then you have not got the proper ati driver installed. This i fine unless you need the 3d capabilities.

There's advice here (below) on how to install though i don't use mandrake so i have not used this method myself, yet.

These guys have a how to:
http://www.ozzu.com/ftopic34579.html
 
Old 05-25-2005, 05:19 PM   #3
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Follow eth0g's advice, it should work -- I use Gentoo, it worked for me, and the ATI drivers are pretty darn good (ATI AIW9600 *dually*)

the ATI-x-config command that I know is fglrxconfig; never ran nuttin caled fglrxcontrol, but it could be in there somewhere's too, I guess.

best.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 05:44 PM   #4
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Thanks I'll look into those instructions.

By the way, can anyone tell me why so many, so called, technical people feel the need to create web pages with black backgrounds. The text is virtually unreadable for someone like me, with less than perfect vision.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 06:23 PM   #5
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<...virtually unreadable...> ...
Yes.
And then there are the once that look like a mandelbrot set in 16 million colors.....

*Sigh*!

rgh.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 08:51 PM   #6
tracyanne
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Typing fireglcontrol doesn't work instead i get

[root@margaret build_mod]# fireglcontrol
bash: fireglcontrol: command not found
[root@margaret build_mod]#



I followed the instructions on the link provided at : http://www.ozzu.com/ftopic34579.html

I installed the rpm from ATI using --force ( I used the RPM for Xorg 6.8.x)

Ithen went to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod

and ran make.sh

I get the following messages, ending with lots of errors

ATI module generator V 2.0
==========================
initializing...
cleaning...
patching 'highmem.h'...
assuming new VMA API since we do have kernel 2.6.x...
doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.11-6mdk/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.11-6mdk'
CC [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function `firegl_stub_putminor':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:508: warning: `inter_module_put' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:578)
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:510: warning: `inter_module_unregister' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:574)
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function `firegl_stub_register':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:530: warning: `inter_module_register' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:573)
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:561: warning: `inter_module_put' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:578)
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function `__ke_get_vm_phys_addr':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:1672: error: request for member `pgd' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function `do_vm_shm_nopage':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2202: error: request for member `pgd' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function `__ke_vm_phys_addr_str':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2572: error: request for member `pgd' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: At top level:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2660: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function `__ke_vm_map':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2721: warning: implicit declaration of function `remap_page_range'
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: At top level:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2875: error: syntax error before '*' token
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2875: warning: type defaultsto `int' in declaration of `drm_agp_module_stub'
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2875: warning: data definition has no type or storage class
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function `__ke_agpgart_available':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3017: error: `drm_agp_t' undeclared (first use in this function)
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3017: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3017: error: for each function it appears in.)
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3017: error: syntax error before ')' token
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3038: error: request for member `free_memory' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3040: error: request for member `free_memory' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3043: error: request for member `allocate_memory' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3045: error: request for member `allocate_memory' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3048: error: request for member `bind_memory' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3050: error: request for member `bind_memory' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3053: error: request for member `unbind_memory' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3055: error: request for member `unbind_memory' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3058: error: request for member `enable' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3060: error: request for member `enable' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3063: error: request for member `acquire' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3065: error: request for member `acquire' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3068: error: request for member `release' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3070: error: request for member `release' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3073: error: request for member `copy_info' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3075: error: request for member `copy_info' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function `__ke_agp_uninit':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3157: warning: `inter_module_put' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:578)
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function `__ke_agp_free_memory':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3190: error: request for member `free_memory' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3191: error: request for member `free_memory' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function `__ke_agp_allocate_memory':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3200: error: request for member `allocate_memory' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3201: error: request for member `allocate_memory' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function `__ke_agp_bind_memory':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3211: error: request for member `bind_memory' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3212: error: request for member `bind_memory' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function `__ke_agp_unbind_memory':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3222: error: request for member `unbind_memory' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3223: error: request for member `unbind_memory' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function `__ke_agp_enable':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3233: error: request for member `enable' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3235: error: request for member `enable' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function `__ke_agp_acquire':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3281: error: request for member `acquire' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3282: error: request for member `acquire' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function `__ke_agp_release':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3292: error: request for member `release' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3293: error: request for member `release' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function `__ke_agp_copy_info':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3306: error: request for member `copy_info' in something not a structure or union
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3313: error: request for member `copy_info' in something not a structure or union
make[2]: *** [/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.11-6mdk'
make: *** [kmod_build] Error 2
build failed with return value 2

Any suggestions on where I go from here?
 
Old 05-25-2005, 09:30 PM   #7
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Not at this moment -- getting brain-dead, but maybe (!) I can find time to look at this again tomorrow or maybe Friday, and if an idea bites me, I'll send it your way... keeping the LQO'you have mail' in the inbox to remind me.

It does, at first (blurry!) squint look like a version mismacth... what kernel-version are you using?
Please post the output from "uname -a"

rgh
 
Old 05-25-2005, 09:47 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Robert G. Hays
Not at this moment -- getting brain-dead, but maybe (!) I can find time to look at this again tomorrow or maybe Friday, and if an idea bites me, I'll send it your way... keeping the LQO'you have mail' in the inbox to remind me.

It does, at first (blurry!) squint look like a version mismacth... what kernel-version are you using?
Please post the output from "uname -a"

rgh

It's 2.6.11 with Mandriva patches. the ouput is:

margaret@margaret ~]$ uname -a
Linux margaret.barlow.local 2.6.11-6mdk #1 Tue Mar 22 16:04:32 CET 2005 i686 AMD Athlon(TM) XP 1800+ unknown GNU/Linux
 
Old 05-30-2005, 03:55 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by tracyanne
It's 2.6.11 with Mandriva patches. the ouput is:

margaret@margaret ~]$ uname -a
Linux margaret.barlow.local 2.6.11-6mdk #1 Tue Mar 22 16:04:32 CET 2005 i686 AMD Athlon(TM) XP 1800+ unknown GNU/Linux
The problem seems to be the Mandriva supplied ati-kernel and the Open GL Drivers, not supporting the Radeon 9250 card. I have a few Ideas that I'm going to try, I'll post the result.
 
  


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