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Old 12-09-2003, 12:01 AM   #1
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Help me get my Vid Accelerator working again.

Someone Please help me again...

I know I've asked this before, and I had lots of help with it. But the new Mandy 9.2 has something different in it than 9.1. My problem is that I dont have Acceleration in X anymore.

Here is my XF86 config -4 file.

File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
Load "dri" # direct rendering

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" ""

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Generic Laptop Display Panel 1280x800"
HorizSync 31.5 - 67.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 71.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
Driver "radeon"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Radeon Mobility U1"
VideoRam 32768
ChipId 0x4242
Option "dpms"
#Option "UseFBDev"
Option "noaccel"
Option "AGPMode" "4"
BusID "PCI:1:5:0"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Videocard1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "Screen1"

I know that I have the option noaccel there, cause apparently that is "needed" but like I said, I didn't have that line in 9.1 and it worked... Anyone out there know anything that might help? Someone told me that it might be a DRI thing?

Oh, I should also say what happens when I comment out the noaccel line, my screen (and apparently my laptop) just dies. I cant switch to a different TTY or anything, screen goes black also, then im left to use VI to edit in failsafe. Peeze help
Old 12-09-2003, 02:07 AM   #2
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glxinfo command will tell you if direct rendering is working or not. I'm waiting for the next version of XFree, which is supposed to include a fixed driver for my vid card (integrated SiS), but understand there's a way to downgrade Mesa 4 back to 3 that would make DRI work with current version.


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