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Old 01-23-2010, 05:16 PM   #1
Registered: Feb 2002
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Lightbulb BigDesktop ATI AGP WITHOUT driver (just kernel mod built in)

Hey guys! Long time no post! I figured I'd aggravate you guys once more!

I read over the X11 acceleration in this forum but I'm not having issues with acceleration - running slackware 13 with built in ATI AGP stuff in kernel. Glxgears is putting out what I would expect for a 9600 pro (2500 FPS in the little window).

I haven't needed you guys for a very long time but I just formatted Ubuntu (was getting on my nerves) and installed slack 12 on my hp netbook and 13 on my old desktop without a hitch - except this


I've searched, I've read, I've wondered!

What's the normal setup in xorg.conf for bigdesktop WITHOUT the ATI driver (I ran the driver after building a custom kernel and the installer crashed with "Error: ./ does not support version" - I think I should of renamed my kernel path and setup differently or something)?

TIA guys - you're always great!

EDIT: Is BigDesktop ONLY supported with the driver? I know now that the driver wont work for my system - How do I enable bigdesktop with the open source driver I built in? HELP!

Last edited by JUDOLIZARD; 01-23-2010 at 05:51 PM. Reason: another question
Old 01-23-2010, 06:47 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2002
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Distribution: Slackware and Ubuntu
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Talking Got it fixed!

THANK YOU Chithead on Freenode #radeon channel!!!

It's working now with this guide ->

Ubuntu couldn't even make glxgears run on the other monitor OR span my fluxbox workspace bar across the monitors!

Thanks man!


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