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    How-to: Ati 8.16.20 (easy Way)

    I have seen several how to's on this subject matter and all of them involve several steps that are not important or not needed. This is a simple way of getting 3d acceleration running in less than 2 minutes.

    open up synaptic
    search for fglrx
    mark xorg-driver-fglrx for installation
    mark fglrx-control for installation
    apply changes

    once the packages are installed, open a terminal

    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup

    sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    in the gedit window, find the section "devices"
    in this section you will see:
    driver "ati"
    change the "ati" to "fglrx"
    save

    at this point you will want to restart x so either save all your open work and press CTRL ALT BACKSPACE or restart your computer.

    when you log back in open a console and type

    fglrxinfo

    you should see information about your ATI video card. If you see something about MESA then you did something wrong.

    If for some reason you can not start xorg after this then log in via command prompt and type sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf_back /etc/X11/xorg.conf to restore you old xorg settings.

    I hope this helps!

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    Re: How-to: Ati 8.16.20 (easy Way)

    Thank You Very Much!
    Code:
    macbuntu@breezy:~$ fglrxinfo
    display: :0.0  screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: RADEON 9800 Pro Generic
    OpenGL version string: 1.3.5272 (X4.3.0-8.16.20)
    
    macbuntu@breezy:~$ glxgears -iacknowledgethatthistoolisnotabenchmark
    22913 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4582.433 FPS
    22881 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4576.098 FPS
    22881 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4576.189 FPS
    22882 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4576.347 FPS
    22879 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4574.922 FPS
    22889 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4577.761 FPS
    22884 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4576.611 FPS
    22886 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4577.093 FPS
    22883 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4576.586 FPS
    22884 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4576.698 FPS
    22880 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4575.941 FPS
    22882 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4576.330 FPS
    22879 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4575.754 FPS
    macbuntu@breezy:~$ fgl_glxgears
    4177 frames in 5.0 seconds = 835.400 FPS
    4512 frames in 5.0 seconds = 902.400 FPS
    4551 frames in 5.0 seconds = 910.200 FPS
    3574 frames in 5.0 seconds = 714.800 FPS
    4531 frames in 5.0 seconds = 906.200 FPS
    5042 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1008.400 FPS
    5053 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1010.600 FPS
    5049 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1009.800 FPS
    5046 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1009.200 FPS
    5050 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1010.000 FPS
    5053 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1010.600 FPS
    5076 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1015.200 FPS
    4462 frames in 5.0 seconds = 892.400 FPS
    macbuntu@breezy:~$
    Running 9800Pro, I couldn't get this driver working on the early release Previews, but now with everything updated it's running fine.

    On to working out sound issues.

    Thanks Again!

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    Re: How-to: Ati 8.16.20 (easy Way)

    Dont u need to run fglrxconfig to get all the other "options" added to xorg.conf>

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    Re: How-to: Ati 8.16.20 (easy Way)

    how come full screen movies and other 2D jobs use waaaaaay more cpu after installing this ?
    full screen movie b4 fglrx = 5% cpu
    full screen movie after fglrx = 70 % cpu

    athlon 2600+

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    Re: How-to: Ati 8.16.20 (easy Way)

    my cpu is just fine for me.
    ...and 3d is working on my ati card.
    thanks!
    Last edited by bionnaki; October 15th, 2005 at 07:07 PM.

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    Re: How-to: Ati 8.16.20 (easy Way)

    Worked perfectly for me the first time...this was TONS easier than getting fglrx drivers to work under Hoary.
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    Re: How-to: Ati 8.16.20 (easy Way)

    ive followed this, but when i do fglrxinfo i get this

    jedipottsy@ubuntu:~$ fglrxinfo
    display: :0.0 screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
    OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.2.1)

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    Re: How-to: Ati 8.16.20 (easy Way)

    Quote Originally Posted by JediPottsy
    ive followed this, but when i do fglrxinfo i get this

    jedipottsy@ubuntu:~$ fglrxinfo
    display: :0.0 screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
    OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.2.1)
    Same here. I think there is something broken in the packages.

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    Re: How-to: Ati 8.16.20 (easy Way)

    Same here. I think there is something broken in the packages.
    Could I get a couple of you to test something for me? Everything worked out of the box on my machine, so I need some help figuring this out.

    Does this file exist?

    Code:
    ls -l /etc/ld.so.conf
    If so, what is in it?

    Code:
    cat /etc/ld.so.conf
    If it doesn't exist then try these commands and post the output of the last one, at least.

    Code:
    sudo echo "/usr/X11R6/lib" >> /etc/ld.so.conf
    sudo ldconfig
    ldd /usr/bin/fglrxinfo

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    Re: How-to: Ati 8.16.20 (easy Way)

    You two wouldn't be using Radeon9550 cards would you? From reading the other threads, seems the Radeon 9550s aren't working with the current drivers?

    Cheers

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