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Old 04-28-2004, 02:07 PM   #1
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Help ATI*

I've been working with Linux on and off for the past couple years and just started to get back into it since I'm getting tired of the problems I have with windows. So far I've tried several distros, SUSE 9.0, Mandrake 9.2, Mandrake 10, and Slackware 9.1. I've tried to get my ATI Radeon 9800 Pro driver to work and I just cannot get it to work, I have tried many tutorials and things I've tried myself to no avail. Since I've seen some people having trouble with certain hardware things I thought I would finally ask for some help. I get up to the point where I install the ATI RPM, compile kernel for agpgart. (I have tried it with agpgart on and off). I can get fglrx(ATI Driver) to run in Suse 9.0 but not agp. IN Mandrake 9.2 and 10 I can get agp to run but fglrx won't load. And yes I have used modprobe to force enable them.

So I was wondering if you guys could take a look at my system and see what the problem may be. Also any suggestions would be nice.
System information is from DXDIAG in windows. Thanks in advanced.

Well since it won't let me post a link I guess I will have to put the information here.

System Information
Time of this report: 4/28/2004, 14:58:44
Machine name: *****
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ECS
System Model: M848A
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1833MHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 169MB used, 2293MB available
Primary File System: n/a
DirectX Version: DirectX 8.1 (
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.01.2600.1106 32bit Unicode

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Old 04-28-2004, 04:10 PM   #2
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first of all.. edit your post and get rid of the dxdiag information it doesnt really help.

Lets start with what Distro are you currently using.. what are the specific problems you are having? are you having problems loading the driver>? is the driver not being loaded? what is the error... post the output of /var/log/XFree86.0.log

EDIT:CORRECTION: you can leave the very top part of the dxdiag output.. it does help..
Old 04-28-2004, 04:33 PM   #3
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Well, when I had it yesterday everything installed perfectly on suse 9.0 then I restarted x and the fglrx was loaded and running but using 0 whatever its called. But agpgart would not load no matter what I did. Also it would always use the mesa driver and not ATI. I used the force command to override the libraries I guess and I did make and make install and fglrxconfig and tried both internal and external agp. I'm clueless I've tried everything I can personally think of.


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