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Old 09-04-2005, 10:22 AM   #1
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ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9700 on Acer Extensa 2902LMi problems

Hi, I have an Acer Extense 2902LMi Notebook with the ATI MOBILITY 9700 graphics chip. I've been trying to get graphics hardware acceleration working for a while now, without success.
First I tried using SuSE Linux 9.0 and 9.1, which managed to detect the display, but not the graphics chip. Now I'm using Debian Linux with the 2.6.8-2-i386 kernel (that's the 'uname -r' output at least) and with Flavio Stanchina's ATI driver package. I"ve followed the installation directions on his site and managed to compile and load the fglrx module. I configured the XF86Config-4 file (see below), but the X server won't start, and gives instead the following error below.

Many thanks for your help.

[EDIT] I got it working now I used the ATI installer from ATI's website, adjusted the mouse settings in XF86Config-4 after fglrxcofig mucked them up, and now it's working! Still, I'd appreciate solutions to my original problem, out of curiosity

From XFree86.0.log:
(II) LoadModule: "ddc"
(II) Reloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.a
(II) fglrx(0): Connected Display1: LCD on internal LVDS
(II) fglrx(0): No EDID information available.
(WW) fglrx(0): Specified desktop setup not supported: 8
(II) fglrx(0): Primary Controller - LCD on internal LVDS
(II) fglrx(0): Internal Desktop Setting: 0x00000004
(==) fglrx(0): PseudoColor visuals disabled
(==) fglrx(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(==) fglrx(0): Center Mode is disabled
(==) fglrx(0): TMDS coherent mode is enabled
Cannot find any valid mode
(EE) fglrx(0): PreInitModes failed
(EE) fglrx(0): R200PreInit failed
(II) fglrx(0): === [R200PreInit] === end
(II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
(II) UnloadModule: "ddc"
(II) UnloadModule: "vbe"
(II) UnloadModule: "int10"
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"

Section "Module"
Load "GLcore"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
SubSection "extmod"
Option "omit xfree-dga"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "record"
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI"
Driver "fglrx"
Option "NoDDC"
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "AUO:030f"
HorizSync 30-60
VertRefresh 50-75
Option "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "LCD"
Device "ATI"
Monitor "AUO:030f"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x786" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Last edited by Lankin; 09-05-2005 at 10:17 AM.


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