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Old 09-10-2005, 11:09 PM   #1
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Radeon 9550 + Xorg 6.8.2 + fglrx DRI problem


Hi all,

(Sorry about the title of the post, I'm actually running Xorg 6.8.2!)
It appears my video card will not work with 3d acceleration no matter what I try. I've been through many guides on the Web, but with little or no success.

Here's the output from my logs and konsole commands (relevant entries to my card only):

Xorg.0.log
--------------

Quote:
(II) fglrx(0): UMM Bus area: 0xc0954000 (size=0x076ac000)
(II) fglrx(0): UMM area: 0xc0954000 (size=0x076ac000)
(II) fglrx(0): driver needs X.org 6.8.x.y with x.y >= 0.0
(II) fglrx(0): detected X.org 6.8.2.0
(EE) fglrx(0): R200DRIScreenInit failed (DRI version = 5.0.0, expected 4.1.x). Disabling DRI.
****** This is the part that I'm not sure how to fix........********
(WW) fglrx(0): ***********************************************
(WW) fglrx(0): * DRI initialization failed! *
(WW) fglrx(0): * (maybe driver kernel module missing or bad) *
(WW) fglrx(0): * 2D acceleraton available (MMIO) *
(WW) fglrx(0): * no 3D acceleration available *
(WW) fglrx(0): ********************************************* *
(II) fglrx(0): FBADPhys: 0xc0000000 FBMappedSize: 0x08000000
(==) fglrx(0): Write-combining range (0xc0000000,0x8000000)
(II) fglrx(0): FBMM initialized for area (0,0)-(1600,8191)
(II) fglrx(0): FBMM auto alloc for area (0,0)-(1600,1200) (front color buffer - assumption)
(==) fglrx(0): Backing store disabled
(==) fglrx(0): Silken mouse enabled
(II) fglrx(0): Using hardware cursor (scanline 1200)
(II) fglrx(0): Largest offscreen area available: 1600 x 6988
(**) Option "dpms"
(**) fglrx(0): DPMS enabled
(WW) fglrx(0): Option "NoDDC" is not used
(II) fglrx(0): Using XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA)
Screen to screen bit blits
Solid filled rectangles
Solid Horizontal and Vertical Lines
Offscreen Pixmaps
Setting up tile and stipple cache:
32 128x128 slots
32 256x256 slots
16 512x512 slots
(II) fglrx(0): Acceleration enabled
(II) fglrx(0): Direct rendering disabled
(II) Loading extension FGLRXEXTENSION
(II) Loading extension ATITVOUT
(==) RandR enabled
(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
dmesg output:

Quote:
[4296891.017000] [fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 930 MBytes.
[4296891.017000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> Link [LNKA] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
[4296891.017000] [fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 8.14.13 [Jun 8 2005] on minor 0
lsmod output:
Quote:
Module Size Used by
fglrx 232444 0
Anyone know what's wrong here?

Tom

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Old 09-10-2005, 11:20 PM   #2
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http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=32495
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=24557
all you'll ever need for ubuntu
 
Old 09-10-2005, 11:39 PM   #3
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Yeah, those two posts are exactly what I've already followed, and still no go for me.

My main question is why is my DRI failing on me?
 
Old 09-11-2005, 12:08 AM   #4
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Maybe try and rebuild the kernel, then modularize the agp for your chipset and then modularize the dri module, this could possibly solve your problem. If you do rebuild the kernel be sure to build your hard drive modules into the kernel along with the filesystems you use. This will make it so you dont need an initrd.img file for your boot, if you dont do that then well you will need the initrd.img file which just sucks making one. I myself havent solved any part of the DRI usage with ATI cards, so i have given up on my 9600pro and will be getting a 6800 nvidia soon. If you want a new 9600pro $60 usd and its yours. You can dismiss all this if you wish since i myself havent solved the ati dri problem.
 
Old 09-11-2005, 01:32 AM   #5
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So as I suspected, the DRI/ATI problem is still unresolved as of yet...what a great feeling to know that. :P
 
Old 09-12-2005, 02:10 AM   #6
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Hi digiplaya

Have you tried running the script "ati_install.sh" presented in "http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-32495.html" by the user Skylark. If not I suggest you follow the above link and search for "ati_install.sh". The howto in the beginning of the thread didn't make it for me but the script did.

By running the script I finally managed to get my ATI 9600 working properly in ubunty. Worked like a charm for me ever since and I've just had to rerun the script after compiling a new kernel etc.

Good luck!
 
Old 09-12-2005, 05:56 PM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestion, but I've recently switched over to another distro. But if I ever use Ubuntu again, I'll use your advice.

Tom
 
Old 09-14-2005, 01:04 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by digiplaya
Thanks for the suggestion, but I've recently switched over to another distro. But if I ever use Ubuntu again, I'll use your advice.

Tom
You're welcome .

Just for the fun of sharing information (even if it mabye not truly belong in this forum). Could you post:

1. What distro you switched to?

2. Did you got your radeon working properly in that distro?

(2b). Did you have to do some special tweaking to make it work?


I think all of this can be of interest to other Radeon/Ubuntu users.

Kind Regards
 
Old 09-15-2005, 10:37 AM   #9
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I just got my 3D acceleration working a couple of days ago after quite a struggle (Radeon 9800 Pro, Ubuntu)
But now I'm getting this when the Update manger tries to upgrade the package this message refers to:

http://members.optusnet.com.au/nebby/spmmesaerror.jpg

Can anyone enlighten me as to what that's about?
I moved the file its complaining about from the folder it specifies (into a backup folder) but it still gives the error.
I'm not sure how to resolve it

Any help would be greatly appreciated

(Sorry if I'm hijacking this thread - it seemed relevant, I'm happy to post elsewhere instead though)
 
Old 09-16-2005, 12:36 AM   #10
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Don't worry Nebb - you're not hijacking it as long as you let me post on my own thread.

And to answer your questions heltreko, I switched over to Kubuntu 5.10 instead of just plain Ubuntu (did a full re-install) and yes, the 3d acceleration now works on it. No special tweaking needed.

Tom
 
  


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