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Old 02-23-2004, 06:31 PM   #16
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Write to ATI and complain. They'll never improve if we consumers who have paid good money for these great (under Windows) cards don't demand our money's worth. I have an AIW 9800 SE. Bad enough I can't use TV-in, and even if I could, probably will never have Thru-View Desktop under Linux; bad enough that it's much more of a PITA to install the drivers than it apparently is with an nVidia card; bad enough that WineX is "incompatible with the latest ATI drivers"--- but if I can't even update to the current kernel anymore, well y'know, it's really time to complain to the manufacturer. Past time.

So do so. I plan to.
Old 03-08-2004, 04:30 PM   #17
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became a member to answer this problem of linux and ati. and yes i felt like kicking linux too, although i don't think i ever could

kernel 2.6.3 + kt400 chipset (abit at7-max 2) + ati driver 3.28 + 9700 pro + tv out

ok firstly forget the latest driver 3.7.0, i haven't got it to work either (just tried), blank screen blah blah (even with patches).

ok firstly if u feel the agp is the problem with kernel then u can complie it into the kernel (not as a module). Then check it dmesg | grep agpgart should look something like this:

Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected VIA KT400/KT400A/KT600 chipset
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 203M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xe0000000
Based on agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 203M
agpgart: Detected a Via Apollo KT400 chipset in AGP v2 compat mode at 0000:00:00.0
agpgart: Detected Via Apollo KT400 chipset
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xe0000000
agpgart: Found an AGP 3.5 compliant device.

you have a KT600 so this should be no probs

I use slackware 9.1, so first for me is rpm2tgz the ati driver download. Followed by pain, as u manually copy the files around (or u can of course installpkg norm)

in case u have kernel 2.4 (good idea to edit this line anyway) open the agpgart_be.c file and edit line 6073 (approx)

change this line

via_generic_setup }, // AGP v2

to make this

via_kt400_setup }, // AGP v2

Then do as article says (as posted earlier), i did find that i had to include some additional definitions other than the vmalloc.patch.

make the files as normal with the and

just to make things easier and incase i missed a thing or two ive set up a link for the agpgart_be.c file and the firegl_public.c file. just paste and complie DONT forget to delete all the files except the Makefile in /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/ directory before going on.

here's a good link just use google language tools to convert it

hopefully this will work, shared the files with public settings

its in my docs, pre patched and modded!

If still no go and a request comes in i will upload the entire directory, feel free to try the tv out works fine for me. and dont forget to edit the rc.modules file in /etc/rc.d for adding the line modprobe fglrx.

If anyone knows how to load 2 different window managers (or 2 gdm logins!) via the dual head option, pls tell!
got fluxbox with 2 differing backgrounds styles etc... ideally i want a something like enlightenment on one screen and fluxbox on the other.

hope that helps



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