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Old 11-09-2004, 08:12 PM   #1
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Trouble in installing ati driver

I can't seem to get my graphic card to work properly, its a radeon 9800pro, I am getting few hundred fps in glxgears. I am using Debian, I tried
alien fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.7.0.i386.rpm
dpkg --force-overwite -i fglrx-glc22_4.3.0-4.7_i386.deb
cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
cd /lib/modules/fglrx
then type flgrx and I am still using the mesa drivers, the fps remains the same in glxgears.
Is there any other way to get my graphic card to work properly?
Old 11-25-2004, 01:53 PM   #2
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I have had the same problem with my ATI Radeon 7500 and the answer was in /etc/X11/XF86Config (or xorg.conf)
You have to have "Direct Rendering Manager" supported in the kernel (it's in Device Drivers->Character devices)
to get this to work.

You simply add (or modify) so that the end of your XF86Config file (or xorg.conf) looks like

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666

Before I had that I had about 100-200 fps and now I have about 1500-1600 fps


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