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Old 12-16-2003, 11:06 AM   #1
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Question kernel modules

i'm making an attempt at getting 3D acceleration working on my computer. i have Mandrake 9.2 with a 3D Rage Pro AGP 2X. This is what my harddrake entry says for my video card:

Vendor: ‎ATI

Bus: ‎PCI

Bus identification: ‎1002:4742:1002:80

Location on the bus: ‎1:0:0

Description: ‎3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X

Module: ‎Card:ATI Mach64 Utah

Media class: ‎DISPLAY_VGA

when i did a Google search, it seems that i need to have the agpgart module installed for 3D acceleration (maybe that's why it says Bus: PCI). My question is how do i tell what modules are installed, and how do i install the agpgart module? According to this, it looks like the module is already on my computer:

[root@CCSTAFF2 temp]# find / | grep agpgart

so i guess all i need to do is figure out how to install/activate the agpgart module, if this is even necessary in the 1st place
Old 12-16-2003, 11:14 AM   #2
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modprobe agpgart

If no errors, check to see if it loaded by doing:


man these commands for more info when dealing with modules:

Old 12-16-2003, 11:19 AM   #3
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[root@CCSTAFF2 temp]# lsmod | grep agpgart
agpgart 53508 0 (unused)

okay, thanx. i'm assuming this means the module is currently loaded--but what exactly does unused mean? it doesn't seem like a good thing if i have an AGP video card.
Old 12-18-2003, 02:59 PM   #4
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is there some sort of file that lists the modules available when loading modules? is there a standard location where modules are stored? what filetype is a module, a *.h file?


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