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Old 03-03-2004, 05:13 PM   #1
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Question Anyone install the new ATI driver?


Has anyone had any luck installing the new ATI driver, ver 3.7.1, yet?

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Old 03-03-2004, 05:54 PM   #2
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What problem do you have?
 
Old 03-04-2004, 01:11 AM   #3
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Sorry about short post before, was heading out the door.

I have tried installing the 3.7.1 driver several times but I can't get X to start. The driver compiles without any problems, the fglrx module loads (gives the same warning message as the 3.7.0 driver did), and then when I try to go into kdm (also tried startx) it comes back with a bunch of unresolved symbols. I would like to be able to use this new driver since they added tv out capability for my video card. Anyone else running into this same problem? or is this driver just broke?


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Old 03-04-2004, 07:15 PM   #4
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I checked ATI's site again today and the 3.7.1 driver has been pulled. So I think they're aware of the problem with this driver. Just hope they get another one out soon.


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Old 03-06-2004, 11:56 AM   #5
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Did you get the 3.7.0 driver installed before? If so, please post how you did. I keep getting a partial install (slow 2D, no 3D).

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Old 03-07-2004, 08:53 AM   #6
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On nforce2 card somtimes you have to install the nvidia drivers for the MBO and ansver "no" to the "use internal AGPGART" when you run fglrxconfig
 
Old 03-07-2004, 06:58 PM   #7
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Although this doesn't answer your question (don't have an ATI card), I recommend you move to kernel 2.6.3. It cleans up a lot of problems, and I imagine ATI probably tests its drivers under 2.6.3.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 07:33 PM   #8
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This is how I got my 3.7.0 driver to work (this is from threads ive found looking into this problem)



Download the correct X version of the driver off of ATI's web site


(I've found that doing the steps below work better outside of X, just my opinion)

Convert the package: rpm2tgz fglrx-4.x.0-3.x.x.ix86.rpm

Install the package: installpkg or pkgtool command (either works good)

Go to directory: /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
Do: ./make.sh (if that doesn't work, try: sh make.sh)

Go to directory: /lib/modules/fglrx
Do: ./make_install.sh (if that doesn't work, try: sh make_install.sh)

After that, you need to run: fglrxconfig

Pretty much I took the defaults on everything except configuring my monitor, resolution, and saying YES to: xfree86-dga and the external AGP GART module (when I said no to external AGP GART the driver would not work correctly for me)

Load the fglrx module: modprobe fglrx
(once you know it works without a problem you can add it to: /etc/rc.d/rc.modules)

Do: startx (or a wm)

Once your up and running, open up a terminal and do: fglrxinfo
You should get something similar to mine below.

display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: RADEON 8500 DDR x86/MMX/3DNow!/SSE
OpenGL version string: 1.3 (X4.3.0-3.7.0)

If it still list MESA as the driver, the ATI driver did not load.

To test the driver, do: fgl_glxgears
(I average around 375-400 FPS which is pretty good for my LE card)

Good luck all. Hope this helped.


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Old 03-28-2004, 03:53 PM   #9
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MagicMan,

Are you able to get Tv-out working with your 8500LE? I've tried everything... and all I get it either a dark grey screen (in clone mode) or garbled output (if the TV is the only thing connected).

I'm using the 3.7.6 drivers.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 04:04 AM   #10
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I have not yet had a chance to see if the tvout works correctly as I do not have a tv by my computer that works, lol (the horror). As soon as I get one that I can test it out on, I'll post my findings. Sorry I can't be of more help at this point in time.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 12:07 PM   #11
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Thanks. I've actually just recently read that 3.7.0 doesn't work with any R200 card, so I'm assuming the same is true for 3.7.6 . It's too bad ATI has false advertising on their driver claiming that it supports TV out on any card (8500 or higher) that has a TV out.

I'd suggest that anyone who has this same problem go to ATI's feedback page and let them know you aren't happy about this...

http://apps.ati.com/linuxDfeedback/index.asp
 
Old 03-30-2004, 01:07 PM   #12
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ATI's 3.7.0 driver doesn't support Tv-out for the 8500 series cards. However, supposedly there 3.7.6 driver does.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 01:18 PM   #13
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Oh? Well, 3.7.6 is what I've been using and haven't had any luck. I get black, white and grey, and garbled screens but that's about it

If I were getting no TV output, I'd probably blame myself, but since I'm getting all this other output, it definitely seems like the driver simply isn't handling the 8500's TV out correctly.

If anyone has got the 8500 to work with 3.7.6, please let me know
 
  


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