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Old 08-04-2003, 11:33 AM   #1
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Unhappy Radeon 9700 not working

I've just installed Linux Debian and everything works out beautifully. But I still have one problem.

I can't make my Radeon 9700 work.

I've used the driver from but still - when I do a fglrxinfo the output is:

OpenGL vendor string: VA Linux Systems, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 Mesa 3.4.2

And that's not what I supposed to be.

I've tried Tux Racer - just to see how the driver and OpenGL work.

But this game runs extremely slow.

I've also tried to: insmod fglrx but my system says this moduled doesnt exist.

Does anyone know what I've done wrong.

Greetings, thaufer

Last edited by thaufer; 08-04-2003 at 11:55 AM.
Old 08-05-2003, 10:55 AM   #2
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I just wanted to let you know that the R300 chipset on the vid card is the problem!

I have a Radeon 9500 Pro....which is the same chipset.....and I have same problem....2d but no 3d hardware accel.

has something to do with the kernel not supporting the R300 chipset

there is supposed to be a solution using the FireGL drivers...and I am trying to get some help on that now, but I think it may involve recompiling the kernel...

if I figure it out I will post an answer for you....and if you can do vice versa if you figure it out first ----that would be awesome...


Old 08-05-2003, 01:52 PM   #3
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Go there, that is the site that hosts the latest FGLRX drivers, download and install those on your system and your card will run fine, also make sure to do an

# opengl-update

make sure to enable DRI in your kernel character devices sections, and disable all video cards below it.


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