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Old 10-23-2004, 05:39 PM   #1
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Unhappy Upgrade to Xorg caused loss of 3d acceleration

I upgraded to Xorg a while back and ever since I have lost my 3d acceleration (I am assuming that this is the cause but I'm not sure) :-( Could someone please tell me what I should try to do to
diagnose and fix this problem. I am currently running Slackware 10. Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-23-2004, 06:30 PM   #2
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may need a bit more help from you. is this an nvidia card. does the nvidia splash still display...... was your xorg.conf overwritten. have you checked it.
Old 10-23-2004, 07:11 PM   #3
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and did you recompile your kernel at any point? coz you need to reinstall the drivers everytime you do.
Old 10-23-2004, 07:54 PM   #4
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I have a RADEON 9200 Graphics card with 128MB (128 bit)
No I haven't recompiled the kernel. I have upgraded the kernel though using a .tgz when I upgraded to Slack 10 I think. Would that be the same as recompiling it?
Old 10-23-2004, 09:11 PM   #5
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You might want to re-install the driver just to be sure that isn't the problem. Also make sure you changed the basic driver in xorg.conf. The line would look like Driver "nv" if you haven't changed it. If it looks like that change it to "nvidia".
Old 10-24-2004, 12:44 AM   #6
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Go to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
run ./
cd ..
cp /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/xorg.conf
(it might be XF86Config-4)
You should be in business if all was well before.


PS- Nikon, he's using ATI, not nvidia.
Old 11-06-2004, 12:53 PM   #7
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Thank you sooo much I will try it. Hope it works for me! Thanks again
Old 11-06-2004, 12:58 PM   #8
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I'm stuck with the same (horrible) card, the above always gives me an "invalid module format" whenever I run

I can't find anything about it... any experiences?

EDIT: It seems as though the ATI drivers for Linux don't support PCI video cards. Oh Joy. Off to Newegg

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