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Old 01-18-2005, 11:50 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10.1 - Can't get the newest ATI drivers working :-(


Hello Everyone!

As you may know, ATI released their newest drivers for X.Org too, so I gave it a try under mdk10.1 official. I did an uninstall for the older fglrx drivers, and then a rpm -Uh --force filename.rpm. The drivers installed ok, then I ran the fglrxconfig. I did these in console with the X server shutdown. So I typed an init 5 and after that my X server hanged, and dropped me back to the console. I noticed, that the Ati driver created a XF86Config-4 file, but mandrake needs XF86Config file in the /etc/X11, so I renamed it. Now the problem is the same, I think it can't load some modules or something like that, but I don't know what to do next :-( Please help me out guys!
 
Old 01-18-2005, 01:51 PM   #2
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Well, the best place to start is by posting the results of this command:

Code:
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:16 PM   #3
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IFirst, I'm surprised Mandrake 10.1 still has some XFree... config files. Mandrake, like a bunch of other distros use Xorg in their latest distros ( Fedora, being the most similar to Mandrake , switched too ).
I'm new to Mandrake, but installed a bunch of ATI drivers on Fedora Core 1 and 2 ( will try on core 3 this week ).. I have 2 Radeons at home, but so far with Mandrake 10.1 I just accepted the original ATI RPM drivers from the CDROM.
Mandrake and Fedora being very similar, I would follow a Fedora procedure for installing ATI drivers. It looks like Fedora has more ATI howto than Mandrake.
So, the website fedorafaq.org is the best one dealing with Radeon installation, but it's down.
Try that page at fedoraforum.org .
 
Old 01-18-2005, 06:52 PM   #4
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ATI w/ xorg.conf

Just a quick one, I was installing this for the first time earlier on, and after dl'ing xorg 6.8, installed the drivers and ran fglrxconfig.

It was only after thrashing around for ages that a friend walked in and changed

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard1"
to this:

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "kbd"

because apparently "someone changed it and didnt tell anyone... !

well I dont know if this is much help, but it sorted my Rad 9800 out and it's running UT2004 like a whippet!
worth a try. If you want a copy of my whole xorg.conf, let me know...
Stu T
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Old 01-20-2005, 08:49 AM   #5
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Re: ATI w/ xorg.conf

Quote:
Originally posted by stoo1701
Just a quick one, I was installing this for the first time earlier on, and after dl'ing xorg 6.8, installed the drivers and ran fglrxconfig.

It was only after thrashing around for ages that a friend walked in and changed

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard1"
to this:

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "kbd"

because apparently "someone changed it and didnt tell anyone... !

well I dont know if this is much help, but it sorted my Rad 9800 out and it's running UT2004 like a whippet!
worth a try. If you want a copy of my whole xorg.conf, let me know...
Stu T
Somewhere in mid-wales
I remember seeing the same kind of "trick" with Fedora, ATI drivers and Xorg, but it was not for the keyboard but for the mouse.
I won't ask you to post your conf file ( I hate when people post a 4 pages Xorg or Xfree86-4 config file ), but I would greatly appreciate if you can post a link to the complete ATI installation procedure with Mandrake 10.1
Anyway, I suppose a complete Mandrake ATI driver RPM should appear on easyurpmi within a couple of weeks.
 
Old 01-20-2005, 12:42 PM   #6
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ATI + Xorg

Hi,
Have you installed Xorg 6.8? it is necy. before installing your fglrx rpm (the brand new one) then install, run fglrxconfig and you should be away. Another thing to try is change the Agp from Int to Ext or Vees Versey but make sure the external module is loaded. Find the Agp module corresponding to your Mobo bridge... and go on from there, try the Xorg 1st though. If not, we'll have another go.

Stu
 
Old 02-05-2005, 03:22 AM   #7
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Wink FOR MANDRAKE 10.1 OFFICIAL POWERPACK

I hope this helps
As I say I have Mandrake 10.1 official powerpack with Xorg 6.7.0 as it comes default, installed ati drivers for Xorg 8.8.25 and they didnĀ“t work,so
rpm -e fglrx_6_8_0
then erased /usr/src/ATI
erased /lib/modules/fglrx
then installed ati drivers for XFree 4.3 fglrx_4_3_0-8.8.25-1.rpm in command line with rpm -i --force fglrx_4_3XXXXXXX.rpm
configured with fglrxconfig
went to /etc/X11/ and there made a symbolic link xorg.conf to XF86Config -4
with command
ln -s XF86Config-4 xorg.conf
loaded fglrx module with command
modprobe fglrx
and vioila
it worked perfectly

You should know by now, as the drivers info say, all this was done after recompiling kernel with the options needed (dri, shared memory TMPFS, chipset agp gart)
I also manually added tmpfs to the fstab this way
mc -e /etc/fstab
then inserted a line at the end that reads
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0

now it works perfectly for me I have a Radeon 9800 pro on an Abit NF7-S

Hope this helps
 
  


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