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    Re: HOWTO: enable 3d acceleration w/ Rage Mobility (mach64)

    Hi,

    I had the same problem with the Config_X86_XMFXCHG parameter during the installation process. After a check on google, it appears this paramater is not valid on i386 architecture.

    The solution is to install ubuntu i686 kernel, boot on it, and uninstall i386 kernel (for space saving). This kernel is optimized for Pentium II, III and IV. (For AMD, may be try dedicated kernel).

    One another trick is to delete the first dripkg directory before compile the common package (first method).

    Hope it helps.
    Last edited by DamsFR; August 26th, 2005 at 10:55 PM.

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    Exclamation Re: HOWTO: enable 3d acceleration w/ Rage Mobility (mach64)

    I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 5.10 preview and found that I also needed to install gcc-3.4 to allow the install scripts to work. I think this is because breezy is moving onto gcc-4.0 as the latest build-essential v11.1 depends on gcc-4.0.

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    Re: HOWTO: enable 3d acceleration w/ Rage Mobility (mach64)

    hi from germany!

    my xorg.conf seems to bee fine, the files have been copied by the ati-driver-script, but it doesn't work.

    lsmod | grep mach
    ->
    mach64 54720 0
    DRM 76024 1 mach64

    is this the problem?

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    Re: HOWTO: enable 3d acceleration w/ Rage Mobility (mach64)

    hi all !
    i got a mach64 base graphic card and I install the mach64 and common drivers
    the install work perfectly but i have no direct rendering...
    my xorg.conf is like all the other , lsmod give me :
    mach64 54720 0
    DRM 76024 1 mach64

    anyone got an idea ?

    bye

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    Re: HOWTO: enable 3d acceleration w/ Rage Mobility (mach64)

    Quote Originally Posted by clem-vangelis
    lsmod give me :
    mach64 54720 0
    DRM 76024 1 mach64
    same here!
    After a time of research I found the following info.
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/de/dri-howto.xml#doc_chap3
    "Einige Chipsätze erfordern, dass xorg-x11 mit USE="insecure-drivers" neu gebaut wird. Dies gilt bei xorg-x11-6.8.2 für mach64, ... . "
    In English: ... some chipsets (incl. mach64) require a new build of xorg-x11 with USE="insecure-drivers".
    Although this info is for Gentoo, it might be the solution for Ubuntu as well. Anyone capable of trying this, rebuilding xorg or providing some links (How-Tos etc.)?

    Cheers,
    Major K.

    EDIT: I FOUND THE SOLUTION:
    see: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...585#post621585
    Last edited by Major K; January 2nd, 2006 at 09:12 PM.

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    Lightbulb Re: HOWTO: enable 3d acceleration w/ Rage Mobility (mach64)

    Thanks for the advise...

    I finally got the ATI mach64 3D acceleration working on my Compaq Armada E500 (old laptop - see relevant info bellow) using Ubuntu Breeze (5.10) with 2.6.12-10-686 kernel. I had installed (apt-get install...) linux-headers-2.6.12-10-686, build-essentials and gcc-3.4 (gcc-4.0 won't do...)

    The key word really is the RIGHT version of driver (see thread: [http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...5#post532200]). The problem for me was too new driver since Breezy uses X11R6.8 and all the newer driver are for X11R6.9/7.0. Install worked without errors and so on but direct rendering did not get enabled...

    I wasn't able to find the driver mentioned in the above thread but for me these worked fine (from [http://dri.freedesktop.org/snapshots/archive/] ):

    mach64-20050628-linux.i386.tar.bz2
    common-20050707-linux.i386.tar.bz2

    The other instructions I followed can be found here:
    [http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=7200]

    briefly (; equals enter):
    tar xjvf common* ; cd dripkg; sudo ./install; cd ..; rm dripkg;
    tar xjvf mach*; cd dripkg; sudo ./install; cd ..; rm dripkg;

    To load the needed module for kernel during boot (so no need for modprobe mach64...)I also added to /etc/modules line:
    mach64

    restart x (or reboot if not manually modprobing...)

    now
    glxinfo | grep direct
    shows yes

    Also useful link is you have some problems with DRI (AGP or DRM) is:
    [http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/DriTroubleshooting]

    Hope that this helps you with mach64 problems

    Thanks again for all...
    -Sami-

    ---
    Relevant info:

    sami@somewhre:/$ lspci | grep AGP
    0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
    0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x (rev 64)

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    Re: HOWTO: enable 3d acceleration w/ Rage Mobility (mach64)

    I just did this install, and i came to face a problem, it seems, that, when i reboot, dri isn't working, yet, mach64 is loaded according to lsmod, any idea's?

    The machine is also a Compaq E500

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    Re: HOWTO: enable 3d acceleration w/ Rage Mobility (mach64)

    Quote Originally Posted by swodah
    The key word really is the RIGHT version of driver (see thread: [http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...5#post532200]). The problem for me was too new driver since Breezy uses X11R6.8 and all the newer driver are for X11R6.9/7.0. Install worked without errors and so on but direct rendering did not get enabled...
    Ah, thank you This was the final piece in the puzzle for me as well. The original poster should update his howto to include this info. Thank you OP Is there a way to test this? I tried glxgears and, although I got nice framerate (~115fps), my cpu is still working in overdrive to run the app.

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    Re: HOWTO: enable 3d acceleration w/ Rage Mobility (mach64)

    Quote Originally Posted by swodah
    Also useful link is you have some problems with DRI (AGP or DRM) is:
    [http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/DriTroubleshooting]

    Hope that this helps you with mach64 problems

    Thanks again for all...
    -Sami-

    ---
    Relevant info:

    sami@somewhre:/$ lspci | grep AGP
    0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
    0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x (rev 64)
    Finally, I made some progress! Based on info. from the Troubleshooting website, I reduced my default color depth to 16. My video card only has 8MB, and a depth of 24 required 9600 KB of videor memory. Direct rendering finally says "Yes", but when I run 'glxgears' my monitor "bleeds" color and slowly turns black. It's really scary looking, and I'm sure it's not good for it. I've been doing a hard shutdown to get out of it. Any ideas?

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    Re: HOWTO: enable 3d acceleration w/ Rage Mobility (mach64)

    I'm having some trouble getting on the freedesktop site. I keep getting gateway timeouts. Anybody else having the same problem?

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