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Old 05-11-2004, 08:31 PM   #1
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Radeon 9800 3D Acceleration


I did do a search but I did not find anything that referenced 3D acceleration for a Radeon 9800 Pro.

I'm using SuSE Linux 9.1, I had installed the drivers that I downloaded from the ATI website, but 3D acceleration was not being supported. So, I went to the support section and they told me to go to the DRI website and download and install their binaries, so I did so. I did that configured and installed, but I'm still not getting 3D acceleration. I cannot play games because it's bogged up so terribly bad.

Please someone tell me how to fix this. Thanks.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 08:41 PM   #2
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Use the ati drivers. ( these support 3D accelaration ) and make sure that the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file is using the correct driver.

Then in a console type glxinfo and make sure the output mentions ati.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 08:47 PM   #3
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I will reinstall them and give it another whirl.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 09:24 PM   #4
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I'm not getting any 3D acceleration. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong or not.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 05:15 AM   #5
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Post all the output form fglrx and exactly what you did, otherwise we cannot see what's going wrong.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 05:29 AM   #6
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did you compile fglrx module? i had same problems, after i compiled them, everything was ok....
 
Old 05-12-2004, 09:10 AM   #7
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Are you using a NForce2 motherboard? if so, i am having the same problem....
 
Old 05-12-2004, 12:37 PM   #8
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Zaraza: If they were from the ATI drivers, yes, I did. If not, then no.
Zidane: Nope. I have an ASUS A7V8X
 
Old 05-13-2004, 01:40 AM   #9
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Ok, I went through force installed the RPM from ATI website once again, and read it very carefully. It said I needed to build the fglrx modules in lib/modules/fgrlx/build_mod, so I went there and executed command: sh make.sh to compile the module. But I am getting an error that says:

Code:
ATI module generator V 2.0
==========================
initializing...
kernel includes at /usr/src/linux/include not found or incomplete
file: /usr/src/linux/include/linux/version.h
If it is incomplete, how can I complete it? Where can I get it? I'm running SuSE 9.1, with kernel 2.6 and XFree86 4.4

If you know how I can resolve this, let me know, thanks!
 
Old 05-13-2004, 04:51 AM   #10
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Have you installed your kernel source?
This is required to build the modules
 
Old 05-13-2004, 01:48 PM   #11
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Bleeeeh...
Okay, I built the modules from the linux sources, and re-ran the ATI drivers. Everything seems to install correctly, and my XF86Config-4 says that the driver is: fglrx. But I still cannot get 3D acceleration, when I type fglrxinfo I still get Mesa settings.
Code:
display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.1)
What could be going wrong? :/
 
Old 05-13-2004, 05:17 PM   #12
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In the modules section at the top of the XF86Config-4 there must be an entry for glx. this maybe missing. Also what your output log for xfree look like? any errors, and what modules are loaded, ( of course anything that mentions ati would also be useful ). just post them here.

( usually /var/log/XFree86.0.log is where XFree puts the log. )
 
Old 05-13-2004, 05:41 PM   #13
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tyr reinstalling and compiling the driver again then when you are configuring it via fglrx make sure you say use external module then reboot everything should work although I have never been able to get the thing working after a second reboot. It all goes back to mesa string after the second reboot. Can anyone say what I can do to make the module load at boot time?
- Hope this helps
 
Old 05-13-2004, 05:54 PM   #14
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Modules are set in modules.conf, usually distros have diffrent tools to help you set this up. try looking through your distros site for module configuration.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 12:28 AM   #15
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Okay, leanscape, I was looking through my Free86.0.log for any Failures, and this is what I found:

Code:
(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such device)
(WW) fglrx(0): Cannot read colourmap from VGA.  Will restore with default
(II) fglrx(0): UMM area:     0xe8953000 (size=0x076ad000)
(II) fglrx(0): driver needs XFree86 version: 4.3.x
(II) fglrx(0): detected XFree86 version: 4.3.99
(II) Loading extension ATIFGLRXDRI
(II) fglrx(0): doing DRIScreenInit
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: Open failed
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: Open failed
[drm] failed to load kernel module "fglrx"
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] drmOpen failed
(EE) fglrx(0): DRIScreenInit failed!
(WW) fglrx(0): ***********************************************
(WW) fglrx(0): * DRI initialization failed!                  *
(WW) fglrx(0): * (maybe driver kernel module missing or bad) *
(WW) fglrx(0): * 2D acceleraton available (MMIO)             *
(WW) fglrx(0): * no 3D acceleration available                *
(WW) fglrx(0): ********************************************* *
(II) fglrx(0): FBADPhys: 0xe8000000 FBMappedSize: 0x08000000
(II) fglrx(0): FBMM initialized for area (0,0)-(1600,8191)
(II) fglrx(0): FBMM auto alloc for area (0,0)-(1600,1200) (front color buffer - assumption)
(==) fglrx(0): Backing store disabled
(==) fglrx(0): Silken mouse enabled
(II) fglrx(0): Using hardware cursor (scanline 1200)
(II) fglrx(0): Largest offscreen area available: 1600 x 6988
(**) Option "dpms"
(**) fglrx(0): DPMS enabled
(II) fglrx(0): Using XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA)
	Screen to screen bit blits
	Solid filled rectangles
	Solid Horizontal and Vertical Lines
	Offscreen Pixmaps
	Setting up tile and stipple cache:
		32 128x128 slots
		32 256x256 slots
		16 512x512 slots
(II) fglrx(0): Acceleration enabled
(II) fglrx(0): Direct rendering disabled
Hopefully, I got all the errors there.

In my XF86Config-4 file, I do see a module setting that says:
Code:
    Load                  "glx"
Thanks
 
  


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