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  1. #101
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    Re: HOW TO: ATI Divers v0.2

    Quote Originally Posted by ignavia
    Okay maqi, I used your xorg.conf exactly, only changing card types (mine's a 9200SE). I also have a 19" NEC monitor, so that worked out nicely. Thanks for the 75Hz, btw.

    Two problems:

    $ fgl_glxgears
    X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
    Major opcode of failed request: 129 (GLX)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 5 (X_GLXMakeCurrent)
    Serial number of failed request: 32
    Current serial number in output stream: 32

    Also, whenever something is happening, i.e. the screen image is changing, I get horizontal white lines on the right side of the screen that flicker in and out. It also happens, for instance, when FF is loading a page. It didn't happen before fglrx, and it still happened at 60Hz. Any thoughts on that?

    Thanks.
    I'm not sure what the horizontal and vertical sync refresh of my monitor is. It's an old thing, I think maybe 14", and it doesn't go higher than 1024X768. How would I find out? If I can't find out, what are the most conservative values to enter into those fields and still have xorg working?

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    Re: HOW TO: ATI Divers v0.2

    I just want to point out that Rotor isnt going crazy, and it does indeed appear to be a programming issue that he (and I) are getting.

    To repeat, the error is:
    (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): ********************************************* *


    Resulting in no 3d acceleration...so the Mesa drivers are still doing the work.

    This is confirmed on the Gentoo ATI FAQ here, search for 'DRI initialization failed!':
    http://odin.prohosting.com/wedge01/g...adeon-faq.html
    Question 4.33: I'm using a hardened version of GCC and can't get direct rendering to work
    If you have both hardended and non-hardened gcc versions installed, it it important to have compiled your kernel, XFree/Xorg, and ati-drivers with the same version of gcc (it shouldn't matter if it's hardened or not - the important thing is to use the same version). This problem can result in no direct rendering and the following messages in your X log:

    (II) fglrx(0): [drm] loaded kernel module for "fglrx" driver
    (II) fglrx(0): [drm] DRM interface version 1.0
    (II) fglrx(0): [drm] drmSetBusid failed (4, PCI:1:0:0), Inappropriate ioctl for device
    (EE) fglrx(0): DRIScreenInit failed!
    (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): ********************************************* *
    I have no clue what the gentoo folks mean by gcc hardened, and at this point I have no idea what to do. I imagine it involves mucking with the kernel or recompiling something, neither of which I have the skill to do. Oh well.

  3. #103
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    Re: HOW TO: ATI Divers v0.2

    Just thought I'd post my two cents worth.

    I have struggled thru Mandrake 10, 10.1, Fedora Core 1, 2 ,3, Gentoo, SuSE and finally onto ubuntu. Seeking a replacement to WINDOWS. The basic functions are there in every distro, I however needed 3D acceleration and with an Ati 9500pro I was a step behind the game until I read this thread. In no other distro have I been able to get the fglrx drivers working acceptably.

    System specs

    Athlon 3200+
    Abit NF7S Nforce2 Ultra chipset
    1.5GB DDR400 RAM
    ATI 9500 PRO
    2 x 120GB hard drive
    1 x 80GB
    1 x 40GB
    1 x 36GB SATA Raptor.
    DVDRW etc etc

    Out of the box I was impressed, everythiing worked except 3D accelaration. I read the information available on the home page about changes the apt mirrors etc etc.

    A few apt-get install xmms* and xine* along with all the other packages such as libdvd, libcss etc saw me playing DVD's/Divx/XviD/Mp3's in a matter of minutes. Thanks again very impressive with the direct commands. I also re-enabled the su command by giving root a password as per the faq.

    I followed this guide to the T,

    Here is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    # /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following commands:
    #
    # cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.custom
    # sudo sh -c 'md5sum /etc/X11/xorg.conf >/var/lib/xfree86/xorg.conf.md5sum'
    # sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

    Section "Files"
    FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
    # if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    # paths to defoma fonts
    FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "bitmap"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "ddc"
    Load "GLcore"
    Load "glx"
    Load "dri"
    # Load "extmod" but omit DGA extension - this must be included as is if you want to change resolution on the fly
    SubSection "extmod"
    Option "omit xfree86-dga"
    EndSubSection
    Load "freetype"
    Load "int10"
    Load "record"
    Load "type1"
    Load "vbe"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "keyboard"
    Option "CoreKeyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon 9500 Pro (R300 NE)"
    Driver "fglrx"
    # If X refuses to use the screen resolution you asked for,
    # uncomment this; see "Bugs and Workarounds" for details.
    Option "NoDDC"

    # === 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"
    Option "UseFastTLS" "2"
    # === Use internal AGP GART support? ===
    # If OpenGL acceleration doesn't work, try using "yes" here
    # and disable the kernel agpgart driver.
    Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"

    # You don't actually need this next BusID bit - unless maybe you have dual monitors?
    # I've removed it from mine (single monitor only) and all is well.
    # I think it's a leftover from fxglrconfig - doh!
    BusID "PCI:2:0:0"

    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Generic Monitor"
    Option "DPMS"
    HorizSync 28-49
    VertRefresh 43-72
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon 9500 Pro (R300 NE)"
    Monitor "Generic Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 1
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 4
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666
    EndSection
    I added a couple of lines which where needed to get the startx command working without leaving me at a blank screen.

    Even with that I didnt have 3D acceleration, then some words got me ... you must load the ati modules before X starts. At the suggestion's of somewhere in this thread or a link from it I added the following to my .. (right at the top) ..

    /etc/modules
    modprobe agpgart
    modprobe nvidia-agp

    at one stage I also had in there but I dont think this is needed if the line fglrx is already there (which it should be)

    modprobe fglrx

    Before Following this Guide ( I had MESA in glxinfo instead of ATI)

    1500 frames in 5.0 seconds = 300.000 FPS
    1663 frames in 5.0 seconds = 332.600 FPS
    1425 frames in 5.0 seconds = 285.000 FPS

    After following this Guide :

    28585 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5717.000 FPS
    28328 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5665.600 FPS
    27981 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5596.200 FPS
    28063 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5612.600 FPS
    28367 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5673.400 FPS
    27144 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5428.800 FPS
    27675 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5535.000 FPS
    28200 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5640.000 FPS
    28003 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5600.600 FPS
    28528 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5705.600 FPS
    27247 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5449.400 FPS
    27760 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5552.000 FPS
    27709 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5541.800 FPS
    26918 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5383.600 FPS
    26960 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5392.000 FPS
    27392 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5478.400 FPS
    28035 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5607.000 FPS
    28495 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5699.000 FPS
    27943 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5588.600 FPS
    27991 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5598.200 FPS
    28592 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5718.400 FPS
    27469 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5493.800 FPS
    28333 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5666.600 FPS
    28165 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5633.000 FPS
    28168 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5633.600 FPS
    27763 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5552.600 FPS
    27996 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5599.200 FPS
    28405 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5681.000 FPS
    28353 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5670.600 FPS
    27857 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5571.400 FPS
    27886 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5577.200 FPS

    Needless to say I am extremely happy. Thanks to all who contibuted I have finally found a DECENT version of linux. You have my continued support.

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    Re: HOW TO: ATI Divers v0.2

    I would like to enable fast write & 4x mode for my Radeon 9000. Is that possible?

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    Re: HOW TO: ATI Divers v0.2

    I have a 9800 Mobility wiht 256MB of vram, and i'm only getting
    Code:
    11423 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2284.600 FPS
    11745 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2349.000 FPS
    11094 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2218.800 FPS
    10268 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2053.600 FPS
    9632 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1926.400 FPS
    with glxgears...

    that guy has a 9500 and he's owning me. any suggestions?

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    Re: HOW TO: ATI Divers v0.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Turin Turambar
    I would like to enable fast write & 4x mode for my Radeon 9000. Is that possible?
    You can find help here: http://rage3d.com/board/showpost.php...0&postcount=22

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    Re: HOW TO: ATI Divers v0.2

    Quote Originally Posted by simianMiscreant
    I have a 9800 Mobility wiht 256MB of vram, and i'm only getting
    Code:
    11423 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2284.600 FPS
    11745 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2349.000 FPS
    11094 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2218.800 FPS
    10268 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2053.600 FPS
    9632 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1926.400 FPS
    with glxgears...

    that guy has a 9500 and he's owning me. any suggestions?
    I have a Mobility 9600 Pro Turbo and I get about 1500 fps. So I see yours as normal. Could the FPS be hard disk dependant? Because in linux laptop a guy gets over 3000 fps... with the same laptop (don't know HD rpms).

    Or it could also be that ati drivers suck even more in mobility cards. And that's even after discarding the suspend and resume bugs

    PS: Even my girlfriend has heard my rants about ATi (I was really desperate )

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    Re: HOW TO: ATI Drivers v0.2 (Revised)

    Awesome job on the HOWTO. I already have ATI fglrx drivers working. But thanks to your notes I now have the RandR functionality to change screen resolutions. I also cleaned up my xorg.conf now and figured out how to put in my monitor properties for refresh and sync (I have an NEC FE750).


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    Re: HOW TO: ATI Divers v0.2

    Quote Originally Posted by simianMiscreant
    I have a 9800 Mobility wiht 256MB of vram, and i'm only getting
    Code:
    11423 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2284.600 FPS
    11745 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2349.000 FPS
    11094 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2218.800 FPS
    10268 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2053.600 FPS
    9632 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1926.400 FPS
    with glxgears...

    that guy has a 9500 and he's owning me. any suggestions?
    He has been testing with another program. I have a 9800pro with 128MB and an AMD XP2800+ and am getting this:

    15606 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3121.200 FPS
    16734 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3346.800 FPS
    16700 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3340.000 FPS

    So your stats are completely OK (or mine are screwed up too ).

    I can play Diablo2 extremely well and perhaps even better graphics than it has in windows.

    [PS]
    Another thing though: it seems to me my eyes are getting more tired with this drivers than with the "ati" drivers. I'm even getting headaches of it... Anyone of you having problems with that? (or am I imagining things)

    [PPS]
    Thanks for the howto!

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    Re: HOW TO: ATI Divers v0.2

    Does no one have any suggestions about my crazy white lines?

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