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    Jaunty - Video Driver on Dell D600 ATI Mobility 9000

    All the information I've found is outdated. I saw some users running Beryl back then which makes me want to use the correct or better driver for this card.

    Can someone please help me and point me in the right direction? I would like the video rendering to be smoother.

    I've tried a lot of stuff from the outdated info only to go back to a clean install of Ubuntu again because I won't be able to boot up again. I know running Compiz is possible and people have done it.

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    Re: Jaunty - Video Driver on Dell D600 ATI Mobility 9000

    Hi

    You could try this

    Code:
    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_original
    gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    File should be empty.

    Paste these lines end of file
    Code:
    Section "Device"
        Identifier      "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon R250 Lf [Radeon Mobility 9000 M9]"
        Driver          "ati"
        # Hyödyllisiä kaikille ATI/AMD-korteille
        Option "AccelMethod" "EXA" # ilman tätä käytössä on ati-ajurilla toistaiseksi vanhempi XAA
        Option "DynamicClocks" "true" # virransäästöominaisuus joka ei ole oletuksena kytketty tällä hetkellä päälle
        # Seuraavat vain Mobility Radeon 9000 / 32MB näyttömuisti
        Option "FBTexPercent" "0" # oletus "50", "0" tarkoittaa että kaikki ylimääräinen muisti varataan EXA:lle. jos näyttömuistia on enemmän kuin 32MB, tätä ei kannattane käyttää.
        Option "GARTSize" "128" # AGP-muistin määrä, "128" voi olla tarpeen
        Option "AGPMode" "4" # AGP-nopeus, oletuksena usein "1". "4" varmistaa että AGP-siirtonopeus on riittävä kohtuullisen sulavaan Compizin käyttöön
        Option "DepthBits" "16" # vapauttaa lisää muistia muuhun käyttöön syvyyspuskurin kustannuksella, ei tunnu haittaavan peruskäytössä
        Option "AccelDFS" "true" # nopeuttaa 3D-työpöytää, joillain AGP-silloilla aiheuttaa ongelmia jonka takia oletus on "false"
        # Seuraava on luultavasti tarpeeton
        Option "EnablePageFlip" "true" # oletus "false", tuntuu toimivan ja teoriassa nopeuttaa jotain
     EndSection
    log off and back in.

    See if helps.

    I take it from here and it did help on my friend laptop
    http://wiki.ubuntu-fi.org/3D-ty%C3%B..._Mobility_9000
    Regards,
    Jari

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    Re: Jaunty - Video Driver on Dell D600 ATI Mobility 9000

    Hi,

    I also got a Dell D600 with a Radeon 9000 (RV250), and i'm able to get compiz and the effects running with this xorg.conf, also have other xorg.conf, with other configurations that also work, those are some performance tests i made, if u manage to solve your problem, them i can give you them.

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "X.org Configured"
    InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"
    RgbPath "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
    ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "xtrap"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "GLcore"
    Load "glx"
    Load "dri"
    Load "record"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "type1"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbLayout" "pt" ## KEYBOARD_MAP!
    Option "XkbModel" "dell" ## KEYBOARD_MODEL!
    Option "Xkbvariant" "" ## KEYBOARD_VARIANT!
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "SHMconfig" "true"
    Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
    Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1"
    Option "TapButton1" "1"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Option "DPMS"
    DisplaySize 269 201 # 96 DPI @ 1024x768
    Option "UseEdidFreqs" "1"
    #DisplaySize 280 210 # mm
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "SHP"
    ModelName "1398"
    HorizSync 31.5-64
    VertRefresh 40-90
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    ### Available Driver options are:-
    ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
    ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
    ### [arg]: arg optional
    #Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
    #Option "SWcursor" # [<bool>]
    #Option "Dac6Bit" # [<bool>]
    #Option "Dac8Bit" # [<bool>]
    #Option "BusType" # [<str>]
    #Option "CPPIOMode" # [<bool>]
    #Option "CPusecTimeout" # <i>
    #Option "AGPMode" # <i>
    Option "AGPFastWrite" "True"
    #Option "AGPSize" # <i>
    Option "GARTSize" "64"
    #Option "RingSize" # <i>
    #Option "BufferSize" # <i>
    #Option "EnableDepthMoves" # [<bool>]
    #Option "EnablePageFlip" # [<bool>]
    #Option "NoBackBuffer" # [<bool>]
    #Option "DMAForXv" # [<bool>]
    #Option "FBTexPercent" # <i>
    #Option "DepthBits" # <i>
    #Option "PCIAPERSize" # <i>
    #Option "AccelDFS" # [<bool>]
    #Option "DDCMode" # [<bool>]
    #Option "IgnoreEDID" # [<bool>]
    #Option "DisplayPriority" # [<str>]
    #Option "PanelSize" # [<str>]
    #Option "ForceMinDotClock" # <freq>
    #Option "ColorTiling" # [<bool>]
    #Option "VideoKey" # <i>
    #Option "RageTheatreCrystal" # <i>
    #Option "RageTheatreTunerPort" # <i>
    #Option "RageTheatreCompositePort" # <i>
    #Option "RageTheatreSVideoPort" # <i>
    #Option "TunerType" # <i>
    #Option "RageTheatreMicrocPath" # <str>
    #Option "RageTheatreMicrocType" # <str>
    #Option "ScalerWidth" # <i>
    #Option "RenderAccel" "True"
    #Option "SubPixelOrder" # [<str>]
    #Option "ShowCache" # [<bool>]
    #Option "DynamicClocks" # [<bool>]
    #Option "VGAAccess" # [<bool>]
    #Option "ReverseDDC" # [<bool>]
    #Option "LVDSProbePLL" # [<bool>]
    Option "AccelMethod" "XAA"
    Option "DRI" "True"
    #Option "ConnectorTable" # <str>
    #Option "DefaultConnectorTable" # [<bool>]
    #Option "DefaultTMDSPLL" # [<bool>]
    #Option "TVDACLoadDetect" # [<bool>]
    #Option "ForceTVOut" # [<bool>]
    #Option "TVStandard" # <str>
    #Option "IgnoreLidStatus" # [<bool>]
    Identifier "Card0"
    Driver "radeon"
    VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc"
    BoardName "Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000]"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Card0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 1
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 4
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 15
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "on"
    EndSection

    The options in the Xorg, you can test it as you want, uncomment the ones you like and put the right flag...but you should be able to get compiz and all the effects with the default xorg, made by the instalation, you just need de enable the Extra effects in the apearance menu.
    You dont need to reinstall the OS everytime you got the xorg broken, just start Ubuntu in Recovery Mode and use the option that fixes the Xorg or backup first the Xorg.conf.
    If you can't manage to put it to work, you always have teh option to install Mint 7, a OS based in the Ubuntu 9.04 with compiz and all the stuff out of the box.

    Hope that helps,
    Last edited by pawhtiobo; August 20th, 2009 at 11:12 AM.

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    Re: Jaunty - Video Driver on Dell D600 ATI Mobility 9000

    the Waappu 's solution is workin for ubuntu 10.04, but i disabled compiz
    I'm using ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000]

    Flash is working under fullscreen, but not HD.
    Movies are also working under VLC, there is still some blurrines, but you need to look good if you would like to see it. I'm using Xvideo decoder

    Thanks Waappu for the solutions

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    Re: Jaunty - Video Driver on Dell D600 ATI Mobility 9000

    Quote Originally Posted by Waappu View Post
    Hi

    You could try this

    Code:
    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_original
    gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    File should be empty.

    Paste these lines end of file
    Code:
    Section "Device"
        Identifier      "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon R250 Lf [Radeon Mobility 9000 M9]"
        Driver          "ati"
        # Hyödyllisiä kaikille ATI/AMD-korteille
        Option "AccelMethod" "EXA" # ilman tätä käytössä on ati-ajurilla toistaiseksi vanhempi XAA
        Option "DynamicClocks" "true" # virransäästöominaisuus joka ei ole oletuksena kytketty tällä hetkellä päälle
        # Seuraavat vain Mobility Radeon 9000 / 32MB näyttömuisti
        Option "FBTexPercent" "0" # oletus "50", "0" tarkoittaa että kaikki ylimääräinen muisti varataan EXA:lle. jos näyttömuistia on enemmän kuin 32MB, tätä ei kannattane käyttää.
        Option "GARTSize" "128" # AGP-muistin määrä, "128" voi olla tarpeen
        Option "AGPMode" "4" # AGP-nopeus, oletuksena usein "1". "4" varmistaa että AGP-siirtonopeus on riittävä kohtuullisen sulavaan Compizin käyttöön
        Option "DepthBits" "16" # vapauttaa lisää muistia muuhun käyttöön syvyyspuskurin kustannuksella, ei tunnu haittaavan peruskäytössä
        Option "AccelDFS" "true" # nopeuttaa 3D-työpöytää, joillain AGP-silloilla aiheuttaa ongelmia jonka takia oletus on "false"
        # Seuraava on luultavasti tarpeeton
        Option "EnablePageFlip" "true" # oletus "false", tuntuu toimivan ja teoriassa nopeuttaa jotain
     EndSection
    log off and back in.

    See if helps.

    I take it from here and it did help on my friend laptop
    http://wiki.ubuntu-fi.org/3D-ty%C3%B..._Mobility_9000
    Thanks a lot, it works fine. I used it on ubuntu 9.04, and the xorg.conf wasn't empty, but I replaced with your lines the device section, and worked fine. Thanks a lot.

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