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Old 04-04-2005, 08:10 PM   #16
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Re: ATi install guide for SuSE 9.2 pro

Originally posted by Jason711

the key things with the config is to make sure you do not use the internal agpgart. make sure you are do not set a resolution higher than your monitor can support, check the refresh rates aswell as you will need that info.

and another thing, it will ask about multisampling and AA... do not force on all applications.. this will greatly reduce performance. the drivers simply do not deliever for the card right now so it isnt worth it. for example running glxgears with forced multisampling got me around 1500 fps... without its around 3600 fps.
Great instructions. A question about these things from your initial post. How do you make sure you don't use agpgart or does fglrxconfig handle that? Same thing for multisampling and AA... (what is that?).

One more question, My ATI card is in a laptop, will this allow display switching to work?
Old 04-05-2005, 02:19 AM   #17
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Don't worry, that stuff comes all in fglrxconfig.
Old 04-29-2005, 02:20 PM   #18
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I followed the instructions and have at least managed to not trash my system. My problem is that agpgart still seems to be running. lsmod gives the following:

Module                  Size  Used by
fglrx                 237468  7
ati_agp                12556  1
agpgart                37804  2 ati_agp
So, the fglrx module appears to be loaded but so, apparantly is agpgart. One other thing, when running fglrxconfig it didn't seem to be able to identify my card even though it is listed as supported in the readme, yet bootup messages show agpgart identifying my card.

How do I stop agpgart (yes, I asked not to use it in fglrxconfig) from loading, or should I? Is it or could it be causing problems? I suspect yes since I have not been able to do any dual screen stuff.

Old 05-03-2005, 12:35 AM   #19
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ok... this is my 10th time at least trying to install these stupid ATI drivers... and everytime I have the same problem...

btw, this is a fresh install, with all updates installed.. and all sources installed...
actually, i don't think there is a problem with the install, that part seems to go as smooth as butter, but after the install when I try to run X (with the command startx) I always get the same thing... NOTHING!

it starts X, my monitor clicks and after about 3-4 seconds my monitor tells me I have no signal... just as it would if I were to power off my computer, but leave my monitor on.

Now I believe it's either its out of sync or something like that... BUT.... I don't see why, because even @ super low graphic settings I does the same... and my monitor is a 21" IBM which can handle very decent resolutions, so I'm sure it shouldn't be going out of sync like that.

Anyone had this problem before? It's really annoying that I see so many people having success with this install, yet everytime I try it I always end up with the same end result. I'm doing everything by the book so to say, and even tho the install goes just fine I can't seem to understand why I have this problem.

Please help!
Old 08-24-2005, 04:50 AM   #20
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This is a great guide -- and I followed it to the letter. First time, on a Radeon 9700, it worked fine. Then on my brother's slightly newer 9550, I've been having problems. After I'm done, 3D accelleration is still disabled -- this time it says that as long as multihead is present, it cannot enable 3D accelleration. What do I do?

Thanks a mil in advance...



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