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so i download the drivers from ati's website so that i can enable hardware acceleration. well, i get it to install, i run the config, but no direct rendering is ...
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    ati is, as always, giving problems.


    so i download the drivers from ati's website so that i can enable hardware acceleration. well, i get it to install, i run the config, but no direct rendering is possible. when i run fglrxinfo, it still says i have a driver from the mesa project. what gives?

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    Which config did you run?

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    fglrxconfig

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    Perhaps if you manually edited your X config file and changed mesa to vesa?

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    ok, how do you do that?

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    no one? so it's just ati's fault, and there is nothing i can do?

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    There were some posts here, but they were accidentally deleted. I wrote that it was out of my league and perhaps someone else could help. I thought that someone did reply after that.

    Sorry, dude. I'm having ATI problems myself. I'll let you know how it goes.

    Good luck!
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    I had replied to this thread as well, but sorry, I don't have much to offer in the way of help. Please keep us updated if you find the way to make it work.

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    Here's what I did, and worked for me, ymmv though...

    Downloaded the ati driver, forced the installation, did the make.sh et cetera

    When the fglrxconfig asks if you want to use an external agpgart, it defaults to no, but choose yes.

    execute the command /sbin/insmod agpgart
    execute lsmod and it should show the agpgart as nvidia-agp
    add this line
    install fglrx /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install fglrx && { /sbin/modprobe nvidia-agp; /bin/true; }
    to /etc/modprobe.conf and you should be good to go

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