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(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):
(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 22.214.171.124
(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
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.
[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
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.
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.
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: