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Old 11-30-2005, 03:37 PM   #1
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Distribution: Slackware-12
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recompiled and direct rendering stopped [radeon 9800]

i recompiled my kernel a few hours ago as i was trying to get midi output working. under Sound>ALSA a midi driver which i thought i neededwas set to be build in.

i changed nothing else.

then recomplied but alas that didnt solve my midi problem, ok well its really not important........

then i relasied that direct rendering had stopped working

ed@HELIX:~$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_pcm_oss            48416  0
snd_mixer_oss          17408  1 snd_pcm_oss
ohci_hcd               19588  0
intel_agp              20380  1
usblp                  11392  0
usb_storage            30596  0
uhci_hcd               31760  0
ehci_hcd               29832  0
usbcore               109948  6 ohci_hcd,usblp,usb_storage,uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd
e1000                 103348  0
evdev                   7424  0
ntfs                  101744  1
ide_scsi               14596  0
agpgart                29896  1 intel_agp
all the correct modules seem to load, and i reran fglrxconfig, but no luck.

thats one thing that annoys me about linux. why when you recompile and change nothing do things just break! bahhhh

ed@HELIX:~$ fglrxinfo
display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project:
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.2.1)
ed@HELIX:~$ fgl_glxgears
X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
  Major opcode of failed request:  142 (GLX)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  5 (X_GLXMakeCurrent)
  Serial number of failed request:  32
  Current serial number in output stream:  32
Old 11-30-2005, 05:35 PM   #2
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You need to rebuild and reinstall the fglrx module for your new kernel - when you recompile your current kernel, or build a new one, all external kernel modules are lost and must be rebuilt and reinstalled - this is nothing new, just something you should be aware of.

As root/ using su, run
cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
cd ..
Then restart X.
Old 11-30-2005, 05:49 PM   #3
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ahhhhhh right. make sense.

thats why i couldnt get the fglrx module to load!

thanks its working


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