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Old 06-12-2005, 11:23 AM   #1
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Question Problem with ATI fglrx drivers on mandriva2005

I've installed the ATI fglrx drivers and everything works except hardware rendering. When I for example run glxgears the console output is this:

[olkku@a80-186-199-243 ~]$ glxgears
Xlib:  extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
1065 frames in 5.0 seconds = 213.000 FPS
1540 frames in 5.0 seconds = 308.000 FPS
1400 frames in 5.0 seconds = 280.000 FPS
1540 frames in 5.0 seconds = 308.000 FPS
1260 frames in 5.0 seconds = 252.000 FPS
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
[olkku@a80-186-199-243 ~]$
Isn't this too slow? And what does that "XFree86-DRI" mean? My system specifications comes here:

Graphics card: ATI Radeon 8500
Kernel version: 2.6.11-6mdk
KDE: 3.4.1
xorg: 6.8.2

The fglrx drivers was installed from the (installer) package

Old 06-13-2005, 08:58 AM   #2
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Did you run fglrxconfig after installing?
Old 06-15-2005, 03:28 AM   #3
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Old 06-25-2005, 01:58 PM   #4
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Have you gotten anywhere with this problem? I have the exact same problem with my ATI9800pro. I think I will try a different distro to see if the problem is just with this version. I need to get something working. This is driving me up the wall.
Old 06-26-2005, 06:33 PM   #5
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same problem here,

I would have been happy until i found glxgears, now I know my video output is nothing like what it should be

Any ideas anyone?
Old 06-27-2005, 06:10 AM   #6
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I gave Suse 9.1 a try as I had that on DVD to load. The ATI installer just didn't work. I did some more digging and found a set of instructions for Suse9.3. It sort of works but I don't think properly.

My GLgears score jumped from 230fbs to 1000. Hey it's an improvement, but nowhere near the 50k score some people are getting with similar cards. If glgears was a game I would be lucky if I was getting 1 frame per day based on complexity.

There must be someone out there that has gotten the ATI drivers to work with Mandrake. If this keeps up I might have to resort back to my old Nvidia card as this at least worked.



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