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Hi ! I got a radeon 9500 but the drivers from www.ati.com don't really work. I have redhat 8.0 installed with standard kernel. linux loads the driver correctly but i ...
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    problems with ati


    Hi !

    I got a radeon 9500 but the drivers from www.ati.com don't really work. I have redhat 8.0 installed with standard kernel. linux loads the driver correctly but i have no 3D support.
    in glxgears I only get 250fps

    PLEASE HELP ME OUT !!

    I'm trying it for 2 month to get it started.

    thx
    robak

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    What does "glxinfo" return?

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    Did you use fglrxconfig to redo your XF86config? Theres some stuff you have to configure in there like which agp module to use and such.

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    glxinfo && fglrx

    re

    thx for fast answears!!

    glxinfo says:

    name of display: :0.0
    display: :0 screen: 0
    direct rendering: No
    server glx vendor string: SGI
    server glx version string: 1.2
    server glx extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context
    client glx vendor string: ATI
    client glx version string: 1.3
    client glx extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context,
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_ATI_pixel_format_float,
    GLX_ATI_render_texture
    GLX extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context
    OpenGL vendor string: VA Linux Systems, Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
    OpenGL version string: 1.2 Mesa 3.4.2
    OpenGL extensions:
    GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_blend_color,
    GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract
    glu version: 1.3
    glu extensions:
    GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

    visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
    id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    0x23 24 tc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
    0x24 24 tc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 8 16 16 16 0 0 0 None
    0x25 24 dc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
    0x26 24 dc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 8 16 16 16 0 0 0 None


    yes, i used fglrx driver and the config tool. what have I to change in the XF86Config ?

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    What installation method did you use? As far as I can tell from the glxinfo, it didn't update the libGL libraries as required. When installing nVidia's or ATI's 3D acceleratation drivers, you also need to use their libGL libraries to communicate with the X server.

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    Also what do you have in your kernel. Myself for example, kernel 2.6.0 and a 9600 pro I have the following in my kernel:
    Code:
    <M> Enhanced Real Time Clock Support
    ...
    <M> /dev/agpgart &#40;AGP Support&#41;
         < >   ALI chipset support
         < >   ATI chipset support
         < >   AMD Irongate, 761, and 762 chipset support
         < >   AMD Opteron/Athlon64 on-CPU GART support
         <M>   Intel 440LX/BX/GX, I8xx and E7x05 chipset support
         < >   NVIDIA nForce/nForce2 chipset support
         < >   SiS chipset support
         < >   Serverworks LE/HE chipset support
         < >   VIA chipset support
    &#91;*&#93; Direct Rendering Manager &#40;XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support&#41;
         < >   3dfx Banshee/Voodoo3+
         < >   3dlabs GMX 2000
         < >   ATI Rage 128
         < >   ATI Radeon
         < >   Intel I810
         < >   Intel 830M, 845G, 852GM, 855GM, 865G
         < >   Matrox g200/g400
    Then in my XF86Config I have it set to not use the internal AGP module as I built the kernel module instead. I also have the following modules autoload at boot up: rtc agpgart nvidia-agp and fglrx. I'm not sure what kernel and card you're using but hopefully this will put some things into perspective for you.

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    thx !!

    I'll try it

    my system:

    redhat 8.0
    kernel 2.4.18-14
    sapphire radeon 9500

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    I don't think that's the primary problem. As you can see in the glxinfo, the programs are still using the Mesa libraries, which don't communicate properly with the Radeon driver. IMHO, you need to figure out why ATI's libraries aren't being used.

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