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Old 01-09-2004, 03:43 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Debian Unstable
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Getting 3d acceleration to work on sapphire OEM radeon 9000

Hi, I have asked this question awhile back, and have done some more research on my problem, and have come up with the following post explaning my problem:
I have a radeon 9000 sapphire oem graphics card
I am using Slackware 9.1
I also have an nforce2 based motherboard, and an athlon XP

I didn't know about this when I bought the card

I attemped, and failed with the official ati drivers
I don't want to flash my card, as that would void my warranty(I think - correct me if I'm wrong)

anyway, after attempting to install the dri drivers(probably incorrectly), when I run glxgears, I an error:segmentation fault

where can I find more info on installing the dri drivers?(I followed the dri installation guide, which had me install the cvs version, which apparently the compile ran without errors, but didn't work - segmentation fault when I ran glxgears)

could my problem be that I already messed around with the official ati drivers - putting all of the ati stuff into the X11 folder?


P.S. If you think it would work, I don't mind trying a reinstall

also, the annoying thing about all of this is that it worked PERFECTLY under knoppix
Old 01-09-2004, 04:27 PM   #2
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: wisconsin -- The Badger state
Distribution: gentoo
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what kernel version are you running? i know with 2.6 that this is very common with ati cards that running dri you need to run export mesa_force=1 that may help you also, if you have a recent kernel you can use the in-kernel dri because its easy to use as long as you dont need the very very latest gains (think 3 fps in glxgears) then, if none of that helps post your /etc/X11/XF86Config


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