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Old 08-23-2003, 02:12 PM   #1
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ATI M7 3d acceeration issues, Gatos drivers?

I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 w/ a 64mb ATI M7 videocard. This videocard is supported in X 4.3 w/ full 3d acceleration. After trying both Redhat 9 and Mandrake 9.1, 3d accelerations works fine for a few days and then after a few system updates and bugfixes as mandated by Mandrake or Redhat, 3d acceleration is choppy and so is video. Where do I look to troubleshoot this? Changing drivers and screen resolution doesn't help. Doesn anybody know if the Gatos drivers will help? Anybody have this video card working?
Old 08-23-2003, 02:30 PM   #2
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Just noticed this in my (huge) XFree86.9.log.

(II) RADEON(0): Acceleration enabled
(==) RADEON(0): Backing store disabled
(==) RADEON(0): Silken mouse enabled
(II) RADEON(0): Using hardware cursor (scanline 1202)
(II) RADEON(0): Largest offscreen area available: 1600 x 6983
(**) Option "dpms"
(**) RADEON(0): DPMS enabled
(II) RADEON(0): Direct rendering disabled
(==) RandR enabled
(II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
(II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
(II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
(II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
(II) Initializing built-in extension LBX
(II) Initializing built-in extension XC-APPGROUP
(II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFree86-Bigfont
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
(II) Keyboard "Keyboard1" handled by legacy driver
(**) Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
(**) Mouse1: Protocol: "PS/2"
(**) Option "CorePointer"
(**) Mouse1: Core Pointer
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
(**) Option "Emulate3Buttons"
(**) Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
(**) Mouse1: Emulate3Buttons, Emulate3Timeout: 50
Old 08-23-2003, 05:45 PM   #3
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Fixed it w/ duct tape and chewing gum

That X log doesn't look so good in some places but I digress... Turning the interval down for checking the battery level in KDE fixed everything. However, I have to wait for updates every 30 seconds on my battery level and there SHOULD be a way around this so I can have more frequent updates on my battery level and 3d acceleration.
Any ideas?


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