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Old 02-28-2004, 01:57 PM   #1
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ATI Radeon 9800 Suse 9.0


Hi I have just installed kernel 2.6.3 in SuSe 9.0, now I want to install the ATI radeon drivers for my video card. The thing is when I install them they seem to run fine - but I have no 3D acceleration. Do you guys have any hints on how to get 3D working in SuSe 9.0? Here is my XF86Config-4 file in case anyone can spot anything.

Code:
 # /.../
# SaX generated XFree86 config file
# Created on: 2004-02-28T11:36:11+0000.
#
# Version: 4.7
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2002
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (4.7)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#
Section "Files"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS0"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS1"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS2"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS3"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS4"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS5"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS6"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS7"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS8"
  InputDevices "/dev/psaux"
  InputDevices "/dev/logibm"
  InputDevices "/dev/sunmouse"
  InputDevices "/dev/atibm"
  InputDevices "/dev/amigamouse"
  InputDevices "/dev/atarimouse"
  InputDevices "/dev/inportbm"
  InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
  InputDevices "/dev/mouse"
  InputDevices "/dev/usbmouse"
  InputDevices "/dev/adbmouse"
  InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
  InputDevices "/dev/input/event0"
  InputDevices "/dev/pointer0"
  InputDevices "/dev/pointer1"
  InputDevices "/dev/pointer2"
  InputDevices "/dev/pointer3"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
  Option       "AllowMouseOpenFail"
  Option       "RandR" "on"
EndSection

Section "Module"
  Load         "dbe"
  Load         "type1"
  Load         "speedo"
  Load         "freetype"
  Load         "extmod"
  Load         "glx"
  Load         "v4l"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "Keyboard"
  Identifier   "Keyboard[0]"
  Option       "Protocol" "Standard"
  Option       "XkbLayout" "gb"
  Option       "XkbModel" "pc105"
  Option       "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "mouse"
  Identifier   "Mouse[1]"
  Option       "Device" "/dev/mouse"
  Option       "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
  Option       "Name" "Autodetection"
  Option       "Protocol" "ps/2"
  Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
  Option       "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
  DisplaySize  320 240
  HorizSync    31-60
  Identifier   "Monitor[0]"
  ModelName    "1024X768@75HZ"
  VendorName   "ATI Technologies"
  VertRefresh  50-75
  UseModes     "Modes[0]"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
  Identifier   "Modes[0]"
  Modeline 	"1280x1024" 98.60 1280 1352 1488 1696 1024 1025 1028 1057
  Modeline 	"1152x864" 86.70 1152 1224 1344 1536 864 865 868 896
  Modeline 	"1152x864" 89.56 1152 1224 1344 1536 864 865 868 897
  Modeline 	"800x600" 40.19 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 623
  Modeline 	"800x600" 47.53 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 626
  Modeline 	"640x480" 25.10 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 498
  Modeline 	"640x480" 29.84 640 664 728 816 480 481 484 501
  Modeline 	"1024x768" 78.80 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800
EndSection

Section "Screen"
  DefaultDepth 24
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      15
    Modes      "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      16
    Modes      "1024x768"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      24
    Modes      "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      32
    Modes      "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      8
    Modes      "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
  EndSubSection
  Device       "Device[0]"
  Identifier   "Screen[0]"
  Monitor      "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

Section "Device"
  BoardName    "R350 NH"
  Driver       "fglrx"
  Identifier   "Device[0]"
  Screen       0
  Option       "Rotate" "off"
  VendorName   "ATI"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
  Identifier   "Layout[all]"
  InputDevice  "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
  InputDevice  "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
  Option       "Clone" "off"
  Option       "Xinerama" "off"
  Screen       "Screen[0]"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
    Mode       0666
EndSection
I also noticed that in SuSe there is a file called modules.conf - and this has a section in SuSe modules.conf called 'AGP'

This section looks as follows:

Code:
########################################################################
# AGP
########################################################################

pre-install mga /sbin/modprobe "-k" "agpgart"
pre-install r128 /sbin/modprobe "-k" "agpgart"
pre-install radeon /sbin/modprobe "-k" "agpgart"
options agpgart agp_try_unsupported=1

options snd-emu10k1 snd_enable=1 snd_index=0
And I was kind of wondering if that was conflicting with the ATI driver and preventing me from accessing the 3D layer in some way?

Any input anyone can offer would be much appreciated.

GJ
 
Old 02-28-2004, 10:02 PM   #2
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w/o reading yer whole xf file...do you have a line that reads: "load dri" ???

EDIT: put it in the module section.

Last edited by BigNate; 02-28-2004 at 10:03 PM.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 10:25 PM   #3
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Last edited by BluntX; 02-28-2004 at 10:30 PM.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 05:20 AM   #4
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Have you done this (with the kernel source installed):

Code:
cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
 ./make.sh
 cd ..
 ./make_install.sh
 
Old 02-29-2004, 07:14 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by vasudevadas
Have you done this (with the kernel source installed):

Code:
cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
 ./make.sh
 cd ..
 ./make_install.sh
Yes I have. Still no luck.

GJ
 
Old 02-29-2004, 07:18 AM   #6
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And have you put

Code:
  Load	"dri"
in the "modules" section of your XF86Config-4 as BigNate suggested?
 
Old 03-17-2004, 08:36 AM   #7
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I'm struggling with this one myself atm.
I think I didn't help things by allowing Suse to do all the updates after install.. probably would have been best to have left it as stock
After muddling my way through the ATI driver installs, and discovering I needed to install the kernel sources (then download the updated sources to match my system kernel), I've managed to run the make bits, and compiled it.
The thing I'm wondering about is where should that XF86Config-4 file be put? I'm not certain the fglrxconfig program is putting it in the right place, my system seems to be ignoring it completely.
There seems to be on in etc/X11 ; which was created by the ATI program, it just doesn't seem to be using it to load.
Yup, it does have the load "dri" part too.

Should I completely replace XF86Config with it? (surely not?), how do I make sure XF86 is actually reading in config scripts from that locale?
 
Old 03-17-2004, 01:28 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Garp
Should I completely replace XF86Config with it? (surely not?)
Oh yes. Of course, standard practice is to make a backup of the original first: XF86Config-4.old (or XF86Config-4.backup if .old already exists).

Quote:
how do I make sure XF86 is actually reading in config scripts from that locale?
You could always shut X Window down and then move or rename your XF86Config-4 flie, then try to restart X. That ought to show whether it's using it or not!

/etc/X11 is the normal place for the config file to live.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 01:29 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Garp
Should I completely replace XF86Config with it? (surely not?)
Oh yes. Of course, standard practice is to make a backup of the original first: XF86Config-4.old (or XF86Config-4.backup if .old already exists).

Quote:
how do I make sure XF86 is actually reading in config scripts from that locale?
You could always shut X Window down and then move or rename your XF86Config-4 file, then try to restart X. That ought to show whether it's using it or not!

/etc/X11 is the normal place for the config file to live.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 05:58 AM   #10
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Well.. I managed to completely trash my Suse 9.0 install by compiling the nForce2 drivers into it :-)
But what I did find out because of that was that it was reading that XF86Config4 file in. But it just doesn't seem to be using it.

Suse has some nice touches (mounts all my Windows drives, both NTFS and FAT32), but I think I'll give RedHat 9 another shot.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 05:05 PM   #11
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Hope you actually solve this one, because I've almost given up trying to load these ATI drivers. If you do, please post.

But if you're curious to know what is actually being loaded by XFree, try examining the contents of /var/log/XFree86.0.log at the beginning it lists the time/date it accessed the configuration file and whether it loaded XF86Config or XF86Config-4. Generally, though if you use YaST or SaX2 then XFree will look for XF86Config, fglrxconfig =XF86Config-4.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 05:08 PM   #12
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Guys, I'm not sure if it is the same with an ATI card, but with my Nvidia card, in SuSE 9.0 pro, there is a utility called "Sax2" that you can type in console as root and it will bring up your video options and you don't touch xf86config file, sax2 takes care of it for you.

Give it a try at least, and then report back.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 05:13 PM   #13
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Actually, I'm certain that's your problem. With SuSE 9.0 you have to use sax2 or it will fsck everything up.
If you've changed it (xf86config), reinstall it via Yast2 and then reinstall the driver. After it is installed, type "sax2" as root and you can config your card without messing with xf86config which is a pain in the ass.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 12:37 AM   #14
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missing agpgart module

Hi,

I think the problem is that after performing update, the agpgart module can not load any longer. without that there is no 3d support. Does anyone has idea how the agpgart can be loaded. Recompiling the Ati driver manually does not help.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 03:43 PM   #15
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You should use atis own agpart module add this to your X config:

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI"
Driver "fglrx"
Option "NoDDC"
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "off"
Option "GammaCorrectionI" "0x00000001"
Option "GammaCorrectionII" "0x00000000"
EndSection
 
  


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