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Old 03-20-2006, 10:53 AM   #1
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install ati driver issue


hi

i downloaded and installed the ati driver for my radeon card.
it looks like everything went well, but when i for example start tux racer.
it goes very slow...

fglrxinfo gives me this info:

Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 4.0.4


it should say ati there instead of mesa,
dunno how to solve this.

any help is much appreciated

grtz
 
Old 03-20-2006, 10:59 AM   #2
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Did you install the driver from text mode?
Did you use the auto installer or the RPMs?
Do you have your kernel headers installed?
 
Old 03-20-2006, 11:10 AM   #3
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i remembered it was a file that ended on .run.
i did ./ati... .run

that started the installer.

i don't know about kernel headers
 
Old 03-20-2006, 11:35 AM   #4
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ATI drivers are a bit of a struggle to install yet, but they're getting better, and they're worth the effort. There is an fglrx module in Debian testing, and you should study here: http://xoomer.virgilio.it/flavio.sta...installer.html

You used the Vendor supplied driver installation program which may work, but you have to select the option to 'install for a specific OS,' and create a Debian package, then install that.

Last edited by rickh; 03-20-2006 at 11:37 AM.
 
Old 03-20-2006, 11:52 AM   #5
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ok i tried that but omg...
the screen to chosse distro is so large you can't see the bottom.
so i can't press ok....

the window can not be scaled
 
Old 03-20-2006, 11:58 AM   #6
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now i get a some sort of gui in the shell.
i chose to create debian package
then i chose for sareg, because i'm running sarge.
but it stopped with an error:

root@a64-3500:/usr/share/fglrx# cat fglrx-install.log
/tmp/fglrx ~/fglrx-install
Package build failed!
Package build utility output:
dpkg-buildpackage: source package is fglrx-installer
dpkg-buildpackage: source version is 8.23.7-1
dpkg-buildpackage: source maintainer is ATI Technologies Inc. <http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html>
dpkg-buildpackage: host architecture is i386
debian/rules build
dh_testdir
make: dh_testdir: Commando niet gevonden
make: *** [build] Fout 127
~/fglrx-install
[Error] Generate Package - error generating package : Debian/3.1
 
Old 03-20-2006, 12:39 PM   #7
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I would assume it will work in Sarge. I only use Testing, myself. It may be that you need to first delete all the old ati related files. When things don't work, it's best to study, rather than just try again. There is a lot of information on the 'xoomer' page.
 
Old 03-20-2006, 12:47 PM   #8
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I have a Radeon 9200SE, Slackware 10.2, kernel 2.6.15.6 and I'm trying to get the TV out working as a second screen (dtop=horizontal,reverse ??).

So far I've successfully got the TV mirroring the CRT, though using the fglrx driver, the GAMMA seems WAY up on the display, and even setting brightness/contrats/gamma down doesn't help much...

Anyone out there with any experience on setting this up?
 
  


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