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Old 12-13-2005, 04:43 PM   #1
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Mobility radeon 9000 running horrible.


I'm not sure if this is in the right section or not, if not feel free to move it.

I've installed the ones of ati's site and they seem to be installed fine, but everything runs like crap. Everything other than glxgears anyways. I get about 1500fps in that which seems fine to me. But I cannot run any screen savers, zsnes runs slow in opengl mode etc. Thats all I've really tested as there isn't much else I know I can test it with, in most screensavers I get about 5fps give or take. Does this videocard just suck that much in opengl/with ati's crappy drivers or is something wrong? I can run things fine in windows at pretty good frame rates, I know ati sucks for linux with my desktop I stick with an nvidia card but the laptop I got a good deal on. All I really wanna play is Sim City 4, and the occasion snes rom. Thanks. Btw if I run fglrxinfo it comes up with the right information, not mesa or anything like that, I know they are installed and running.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 09:12 PM   #2
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I have an ATI and it rocks. It got better when I actually activated 3d rendering (that is, the proper way).

You may need to check your configurations... Post lspci and lsmod please... thanks.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 10:01 PM   #3
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ls:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to AGP Controller (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 Lf [FireGL 9000] (rev 02)
02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4510 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
02:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI4510 IEEE-1394 Controller
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)


lsmod:

Module Size Used by Tainted: P
fglrx 375016 7
wlan_scan_sta 9184 1 (autoclean)
snd-pcm-oss 36704 0 (unused)
snd-mixer-oss 12152 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
uhci 24284 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 17516 0 (unused)
usbcore 59148 1 [uhci ehci-hcd]
hw_random 2712 0 (unused)
i810_rng 2528 0 (unused)
snd-intel8x0 18080 3
snd-ac97-codec 52440 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-pcm 54472 1 [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-ac97-codec]
snd-timer 13380 1 [snd-pcm]
snd 31268 1 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-timer]
soundcore 3396 4 [snd]
snd-page-alloc 4680 0 [snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm snd-timer snd]
ohci1394 23888 0 (unused)
ieee1394 41636 0 [ohci1394]
ath_pci 68400 1
ath_rate_sample 7564 0 [ath_pci]
wlan 137596 1 [wlan_scan_sta ath_pci ath_rate_sample]
ath_hal 181904 1 [ath_pci ath_rate_sample]
ds 6548 2
yenta_socket 10436 1
pcmcia_core 39172 0 [ds yenta_socket]
ide-scsi 9392 0
agpgart 45508 4


Looks as it should from what I know, does my glxgears score look ok?
 
Old 12-14-2005, 11:37 AM   #4
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Apart from the difficult kernel configurations and specifications you need to have, you also need for the drivers to be loaded in the right order (in gentoo's case /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6 or something....), in addition, the agp chipset driver.

I see agpgart, and fglrx loaded, but nothing else. Since you seam to have an intel chipset, you should have intel_agp loaded. The order of the load is agpgart, intel_agp [or, for ati chipset users, ati_agp. or via_agp for via users], then fglrx.

Also, it's a good idea to backup your Xorg configurations, and run fgrxconfig (or something like that), to configure properly your card. When it asks for the hsync and vsync thing there, either answer the specs from your monitors manual, or take the defaults on the screen(in case of a laptop LCD screen for example). If it fails, bring back the errors, and restore previous Xorg.conf .
 
  


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