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Old 01-20-2005, 01:55 PM   #1
meh1
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Cool Latest ATI Video Drivers


Ok, just checking to see if anyone (who uses SuSE) has had any luck getting ATI's latest video driver to work? I've got an ATI All-In-Wonder 9700 Pro video card and SuSE 9.2 Pro installed. I downloaded the ATI driver a few day's ago and tried to install it with YAST. The installation went great.... no hiccups or burps. I ran Sax2 and picked 24 bit color and 1280 x 1024 screen resolution and tried to enable 3-D acceleration... of course, it would not let me enable 3-D acceleration. So, I ran fglrxinfo and the out put comes back that the Mesa driver is installed. Don't get me wrong... the graphics are great... far better than what they look like when I boot up into Windows XP Pro... But, when I try to run a 3-D game ( like tux racer ) the graphics look great but the program is super slow and the movements are jerky. Anyway, my question is this.... Is there a full-proof way of installing the ATI video driver to make it work properly in SuSE 9.2 Pro? I see lots of articles and replies in various linux forums... but its hard to tell which fix is correct... ie... I don't want to try something and create an X-Server nightmare. My computer has an Intel Motherboard and 3.06 GHz processor with hyperthreading and 1.5 Gig ram and 200 Gig hardrive... Soundblaster Audigy Platinum soundcard and All-In-Wonder 9700 Pro video card.


Thank you,

meh1
 
Old 02-11-2005, 01:08 PM   #2
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I also have a an AIW 9700 Pro & am running SUSE 9.2. I'm trying to find a way to get 3D Acceleration to work as well.

From what i've been able to dig up, you have to build and install the ATI kernel module to enable 3D Acceleration. There are instructions on ATI's website, but I'm not sure how accurate they are...

I'll be trying it out this weekend, but if anyone experienced in this sort of thing could help out it'd be much appreciated (especially because I'm such a newbie ).
 
Old 02-11-2005, 02:38 PM   #3
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I built & installed the kernel module; installed the fglrx rpm, & ran fglrgconfig and everything appeared to be fine. Then I tried to restart X windows and it crashes. X won't even load. I was going to cut & paste the error messages, but without X this is a little difficult. When I have more time I'll see if the errors ended up in a log file somewhere. At the moment I have no idea what the exact problem is; I hope to play with it more this weekend. If anyone else has any more information on known issues with Suse 9.2 & the ATI drivers, please let me know. I'm running Suse 9.2 on an Asus A7N8X-X mb with an Athalon XP processor, ATI Radeon 9600XT graphics card, and a Hitachi SuperScan Elite 751 moniter.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 03:26 PM   #4
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Did some more searching & found a possible alternate solution.

http://slforums.typo3-factory.net/in...topic=8441&hl=

I'll try this & the ATI rpm and post the results.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 10:49 AM   #5
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Its ALIVE. I appear to have working ATI drivers on a Suse 9.2 box. While searching for information on the Suse forums, I found a link to the repackaged Suse drivers:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/sup...6/fglrx/8.8.25
I downloaded the files and followed the instructions in the readme. A couple of things to note:
In step 3, when I ran the command rcxdm stop, my machine froze. I rebooted, logged in as root (as opposed to just using a root terminal window), and this time when I ran the command it simply kicked me out of Gnome and left me at a command prompt. I'm guessing this is what should normally happen. The next command would not run because it said the machine was in the wrong run level. However, it told me to "init 3", which I did and then everything appeared to be fine. Moral of the story, I'd issue all of the commands from a command prompt as root without X running at all. I'm not sure how to tell for certain if X is using the hardware 3D acceleration as opposed to software; but the "tearing" of models in my 3-D CAD software is gone. I can spin an assembly model consisting of a couple hundred parts as fast as I can move the mouse, so I suspect that the hardware accel is working. The only problem I've experienced so far is that the thumb buttons on my logitech mouse quit working. I know there are ways to fix this, but before they worked by default. Anyway, I'll post more details if I run into any problems; but for the moment I'm claiming success.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 10:38 AM   #6
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Ahh, there is a more complete guide for this. Thanks for the link smannell, now I think I can figure out what i'm doing!

Last edited by Mr_Failure; 02-14-2005 at 10:44 AM.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 08:23 AM   #7
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lo ppl, i've read all your posts very carefully, downloaded all requested files in order to do that, but unfortunatelly i wasn't so lucky to make the 3D accelleration to work

i forgot to mention that my installation is on a FUJITSU SIEMENS LAptop. Amilo M 1420 with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and a ATI Radeon 9600 Graphics Card with 128 MB of RAM. hope that helps .

i will post below my settings

1. the Ati Control Panel in X Server (KDE Enviroment)

http://www.creative-artworks.com/tem...trol_panel.jpg

2. The XF86Config file

Quote:
# /.../
# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2005-03-24T15:44:39+0200.
#
# Version: 4.8
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2002
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (4.8)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS0"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS1"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS2"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS3"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS4"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS5"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS6"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS7"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS8"
InputDevices "/dev/psaux"
InputDevices "/dev/logibm"
InputDevices "/dev/sunmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atibm"
InputDevices "/dev/amigamouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atarimouse"
InputDevices "/dev/inportbm"
InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
InputDevices "/dev/mouse"
InputDevices "/dev/usbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/adbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
InputDevices "/dev/input/event0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer1"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer2"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer3"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "v4l"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "kbd"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 30-82
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "1280X800@75HZ"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "--> LCD"
VertRefresh 58-75
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1024x768" 67.48 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 797
Modeline "1024x768" 79.52 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 801
Modeline "1280x800" 88.68 1280 1352 1488 1696 800 801 804 830
Modeline "1280x800" 104.35 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 835
EndSection


Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection


Section "Device"
BoardName "RV350 NP"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "fglrx"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"
VendorName "ATI"
EndSection


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
EndSection
3. The xorg.conf file

Quote:
# File: xorg.conf

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# DRI Section
# **********************************************************************
Section "dri"
# Access to OpenGL ICD is allowed for all users:
Mode 0666
# Access to OpenGL ICD is restricted to a specific user group:
# Group 100 # users
# Mode 0660
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this section is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
#
Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
SubSection "extmod"
Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension
EndSubSection

# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"

# This loads the GLX module
Load "glx" # libglx.a
Load "dri" # libdri.a

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Files section. This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
# FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
# FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
# FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

# The module search path. The default path is shown here.

# ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

# Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
# received. This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
# provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging

# Option "NoTrapSignals"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
# This allows clients to receive this key event.

# Option "DontZap"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
# sequences. This allows clients to receive these key events.

# Option "Dont Zoom"

# Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
# it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
# but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
# receive a protocol error.

# Option "DisableVidModeExtension"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client.

# Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"

# Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
# (mouse and keyboard) settings.

# Option "DisableModInDev"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
# change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).

# Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "kbd"
# For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
# When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
# uncomment the following line.

# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"

Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# Option "LeftAlt" "Meta"
# Option "RightAlt" "ModeShift"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"

# These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
# Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
# Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
# Option "XkbLayout" "us"
# Option "XkbVariant" ""
# Option "XkbOptions" ""

# Option "XkbDisable"

Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.

# Option "BaudRate" "9600"
# Option "SampleRate" "150"

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

# Option "Emulate3Buttons"
# Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

# Option "ChordMiddle"

EndSection


# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "Mouse2"
# Driver "mouse"
# Option "Protocol" "MouseMan"
# Option "Device" "/dev/mouse2"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "spaceball"
# Driver "magellan"
# Option "Device" "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "spaceball2"
# Driver "spaceorb"
# Option "Device" "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "touchscreen0"
# Driver "microtouch"
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
# Option "MinX" "1412"
# Option "MaxX" "15184"
# Option "MinY" "15372"
# Option "MaxY" "1230"
# Option "ScreenNumber" "0"
# Option "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
# Option "ButtonNumber" "1"
# Option "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "touchscreen1"
# Driver "elo2300"
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
# Option "MinX" "231"
# Option "MaxX" "3868"
# Option "MinY" "3858"
# Option "MaxY" "272"
# Option "ScreenNumber" "0"
# Option "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
# Option "ButtonThreshold" "17"
# Option "ButtonNumber" "1"
# Option "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
HorizSync 31.5 - 80.5
VertRefresh 20 - 60
Option "DPMS"

# === mode lines based on GTF ===
# VGA @ 100Hz
# Modeline "640x480@100" 43.163 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 509 +hsync +vsync
# SVGA @ 100Hz
# Modeline "800x600@100" 68.179 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 636 +hsync +vsync
# XVGA @ 100Hz
# Modeline "1024x768@100" 113.309 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 814 +hsync +vsync
# 1152x864 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1152x864@60" 81.642 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 895 +hsync +vsync
# 1152x864 @ 85Hz
# Modeline "1152x864@85" 119.651 1152 1224 1352 1552 864 865 868 907 +hsync +vsync
# 1152x864 @ 100Hz
# Modeline "1152x864@100" 143.472 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 915 +hsync +vsync
# 1280x960 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1280x960@75" 129.859 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1002 +hsync +vsync
# 1280x960 @ 100Hz
# Modeline "1280x960@100" 178.992 1280 1376 1520 1760 960 961 964 1017 +hsync +vsync
# SXGA @ 100Hz
# Modeline "1280x1024@100" 190.960 1280 1376 1520 1760 1024 1025 1028 1085 +hsync +vsync
# SPEA GDM-1950 (60Hz,64kHz,110MHz,-,-): 1280x1024 @ V-freq: 60.00 Hz, H-freq: 63.73 KHz
# Modeline "GDM-1950" 109.62 1280 1336 1472 1720 1024 1024 1026 1062 -hsync -vsync
# 1600x1000 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1600x1000" 133.142 1600 1704 1872 2144 1000 1001 1004 1035 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1000 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1600x1000" 169.128 1600 1704 1880 2160 1000 1001 1004 1044 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1000 @ 85Hz
# Modeline "1600x1000" 194.202 1600 1712 1888 2176 1000 1001 1004 1050 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1000 @ 100Hz
# Modeline "1600x1000" 232.133 1600 1720 1896 2192 1000 1001 1004 1059 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1024 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1600x1024" 136.385 1600 1704 1872 2144 1024 1027 1030 1060 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1024 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1600x1024" 174.416 1600 1712 1888 2176 1024 1025 1028 1069 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1024 @ 76Hz
# Modeline "1600x1024" 170.450 1600 1632 1792 2096 1024 1027 1030 1070 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1024 @ 85Hz
# Modeline "1600x1024" 198.832 1600 1712 1888 2176 1024 1027 1030 1075 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x1080 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1920x1080" 172.798 1920 2040 2248 2576 1080 1081 1084 1118 -hsync -vsync
# 1920x1080 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1920x1080" 211.436 1920 2056 2264 2608 1080 1081 1084 1126 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1920x1200" 193.156 1920 2048 2256 2592 1200 1201 1203 1242 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x1200 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1920x1200" 246.590 1920 2064 2272 2624 1200 1201 1203 1253 +hsync +vsync
# 2048x1536 @ 60
# Modeline "2048x1536" 266.952 2048 2200 2424 2800 1536 1537 1540 1589 +hsync +vsync
# 2048x1536 @ 60
# Modeline "2048x1536" 266.952 2048 2200 2424 2800 1536 1537 1540 1589 +hsync +vsync
# 1400x1050 @ 60Hz M9 Laptop mode
# ModeLine "1400x1050" 122.000 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1052 1064 1082 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x2400 @ 25Hz for IBM T221, VS VP2290 and compatible display devices
# Modeline "1920x2400@25" 124.620 1920 1928 1980 2048 2400 2401 2403 2434 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x2400 @ 30Hz for IBM T221, VS VP2290 and compatible display devices
# Modeline "1920x2400@30" 149.250 1920 1928 1982 2044 2400 2402 2404 2434 +hsync +vsync

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

# Standard VGA Device:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Standard VGA"
VendorName "Unknown"
BoardName "Unknown"


# Chipset "generic"

Driver "vga"

# BusID "PCI:0:10:0"

# VideoRam 256

# Clocks 25.2 28.3

EndSection

# === ATI device section ===

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Graphics Adapter"
Driver "fglrx"
# ### generic DRI settings ###
# === disable PnP Monitor ===
#Option "NoDDC"
# === disable/enable XAA/DRI ===
Option "no_accel" "no"
Option "no_dri" "no"
# === misc DRI settings ===
Option "mtrr" "off" # disable DRI mtrr mapper, driver has its own code for mtrr
# ### FireGL DDX driver module specific settings ###
# === Screen Management ===
Option "DesktopSetup" "0x00000100"
Option "MonitorLayout" "AUTO, NONE"
Option "IgnoreEDID" "off"
Option "HSync2" "unspecified"
Option "VRefresh2" "unspecified"
Option "ScreenOverlap" "0"
# === TV-out Management ===
Option "NoTV" "no"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
Option "TVHSizeAdj" "0"
Option "TVVSizeAdj" "0"
Option "TVHPosAdj" "0"
Option "TVVPosAdj" "0"
Option "TVHStartAdj" "0"
Option "TVColorAdj" "0"
Option "GammaCorrectionI" "0x00000000"
Option "GammaCorrectionII" "0x00000000"
# === OpenGL specific profiles/settings ===
Option "Capabilities" "0x00000000"
# === Video Overlay for the Xv extension ===
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
# === OpenGL Overlay ===
# Note: When OpenGL Overlay is enabled, Video Overlay
# will be disabled automatically
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
# === Center Mode (Laptops only) ===
Option "CenterMode" "off"
# === Pseudo Color Visuals (8-bit visuals) ===
Option "PseudoColorVisuals" "off"
# === QBS Management ===
Option "Stereo" "off"
Option "StereoSyncEnable" "1"
# === FSAA Management ===
Option "FSAAEnable" "no"
Option "FSAAScale" "1"
Option "FSAADisableGamma" "no"
Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos" "no"
Option "FSAAMSPosX0" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY0" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosX1" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY1" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosX2" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY2" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosX3" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY3" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosX4" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY4" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosX5" "0.000000"
Option "FSAAMSPosY5" "0.000000"
# === Misc Options ===
Option "UseFastTLS" "0"
Option "BlockSignalsOnLock" "on"
Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "yes"
Option "ForceGenericCPU" "no"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0" # vendor=1002, device=4e50
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "ATI Graphics Adapter"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
#Option "backingstore"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0 # initial origin if mode is smaller than desktop
Virtual 1280 800
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"

Identifier "Server Layout"

Screen "Screen0"

InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection

everything seems to be fine, but when i try to run e.g. the game CHROMIUM the 3D acceleration is disabled and the screen of the game runs lets say at -1 fps in other words there is no 3D acceleration at all.

any suggestions and any help would be appreciated, i tried the mandrake 10 distro and there the 3D acceleration worked fine, but for many reasons i dont want to get back to mandrake since my Wireless card and other hardware doesnt work at all.

THanx in advance

Last edited by paslas; 03-23-2005 at 08:24 AM.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 02:13 PM   #8
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Actually, I figured out what the problem was for me. I thought I was running XFree86 instead of X.Org, & the kernel module is intended for XFree86 users.

I downloaded the X.Org ATI driver from their website & installed it according to their directions (rpm -Uvh 'filename'.rpm). Then I entered a console as root & ran fglrxconfig (backup your existing xorg.conf file!). Followed the steps & everything works fine. You might have to restart your xserver before the changes take place. A handy command I learned: go to another console window, login as root & type: /etc/init.d/xdm restart

Ran glxgears afterward & now get around 4000 fps . For some reason it picks up my card as a 9500 Pro, but I guess thats because the architecture is the same.

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Old 03-23-2005, 03:23 PM   #9
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Hi

I went to the ATI web site and I didn't find any guide to installing the drivers, can you tell me were they are or give me some more accurate hints on how you did it?
thanks
 
Old 03-23-2005, 04:25 PM   #10
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It worked!

I installed the X.Org 6.8 drivers using text mode only and the instructions in the previous threads, and fglrxconfig after that. It was a lot of guessing, but I even managed to set my monitor horizontal rates correctly without checking the manual (ie. because I don't have it).

Some programs fail to detect the drivers, though. 3Ddiag didn't detect anything, neither did SuperTux. Damn, that's been my fave Linux game this far.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 08:59 AM   #11
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Here's exactly what I did to get the driver working:

Download the latest ATI X.Org 6.8 Driver (current: fglrx_6_8_0-8.10.19-1.i386.rpm)
Open a console and type:
Code:
cd (Directory you downloaded the rpm to)
su
rpm -Uvh fglrx*.rpm
cp /etc/xorg.conf ~/xorg.conf.bakup (Not necessary, but just in case)
fglrxconfig
If you can, find out what the exact horizontal & vertical refresh rates for your monitor are. Use those instead of the defaults. For everything else, the defaults should be okay (whatever is in the []). Now either restart the x server (see my previous post) or restart your computer. Then to see if everything's working OK, enter a console and type:
Code:
fglrxinfo
glxgears
fglrxinfo should list the 3D renderer as whatever ATI card you have. Anything over 1000 fps (more or less) with glxgears & you should be good to go.

You won't be able to use SaX2 to configure 3D settings after setting up the ATI driver, but I haven't needed to use it.

Last edited by Mr_Failure; 03-24-2005 at 09:02 AM.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 08:35 PM   #12
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no GUI

I did exactly what you said and now I can't get a GUI. It's only text mode. When I run "fglrxinfo" it says
"Error: unable to open display :0"
and glxgears says
"Error: couldn't open display '(null)'"
I'm somewhat new to linux and I'm not sure how to get things back. Also my xorg.conf links to XF86Config and it won't let my cp my backup into the etc/X11 directory. I tried starting KDE and I get multiple errors mostly saying
"xset: unable to open display "" "
...
"ksplash: cannot connect to X server"
"kdeinit: Aborting. $Display not set."
...

I think this might be an easy fix but I'm not sure how to do it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Derek
 
Old 09-21-2005, 05:09 PM   #13
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Go to the ATI website and download the ATI Driver Installer Pakcage. It is a .run file, so make it executable and run it. When it comes up choose the generic option in stead of distro specific. Then just follow the prompts. I'm pretty sure afterwards you have to run fglrxconfig, but can't remember for sure. Reboot or restart X and you should be good to go.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 09:27 AM   #14
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I too want to install the latest ATI drivers. I have never been through this before, and I must say it is disheartening to read all of the problems people have. Can I ask a few, very basic questions?
1) When I tried to down load the ATI installer package, I did not get a straightforward download. Instead, the program text appeared in my browser, after a significant wait. I then saved the page as a file with the right name. Surely this was not what was supposed to happen?
2) What is the best way to run without X? The only way I know is to boot into safe mode. So far, I haven't successfully run even check.sh.
3) Is the best way to run the ATI Installer from a command line boot? (I assume that is what init 3 is.) Or are you supposed to run from a command prompt with the default boot (I.e., all the normal GUI stuff is there)?
 
Old 09-22-2005, 04:54 PM   #15
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1) That's an issue with how your browser is registered to handle the filetype.

2) Best way is to set your system to boot with init 3 instead of init 5. Alternatively you can su and then run init 3 to close out of X.

3) I ran the installer just fine from a standard boot including gui and everything. In order to run the file you can use whatever desktop you have and right click a the file and change properties so it is executable, then just click the file to run it. You can also run it from a commandline by typing 'sh ati.installer.name.run'
 
  


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