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    Exclamation ATI video card on mandriva 2007, help!


    I have a:

    Vendor: ‎ATI Technologies Inc.

    Description: ‎Radeon X600 Pro (PCI-Express)

    Media class: ‎DISPLAY_VGA

    Bus: ‎PCI

    Bus PCI #: ‎6

    PCI device #: ‎0

    PCI function #: ‎0

    Vendor ID: ‎0x1002

    Device ID: ‎0x3e50

    Sub vendor ID: ‎0x1002

    Sub device ID: ‎0x0302

    Module: ‎Card:ATI Radeon (fglrx)

    Problem: when I go to the 3D graphics menu the XGL graphics tick box is un-tickable, if you know what i mean. I cannot select the XGL. Why? Is it my video card? About 3 days ago i went to 3D grphics and it was clickable so i clicked it but i still did not have the desktop cube or anything then the next day it was un-tickable again, and still is, so i guess it was just a glitch.

    Please help me, one of the main reasons i got linux was for the graphics and now......

  2. #2
    [root@localhost tommy]# glxgears
    libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x4b
    9379 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1875.635 FPS
    9216 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1843.006 FPS
    9215 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1842.920 FPS
    9218 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1843.528 FPS
    9218 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1843.576 FPS
    9173 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1834.459 FPS

    if thats any help.

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    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
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    For XGL to work, you will the ATI proprietary drivers (called FGLRX). Unfortunately they are not installed by default in Mandriva 2007 Free edition.

    As the name tells it, Mandriva free edition contains only free & open source software. If you want proprietary drivers installed by default, you will need to use a non-free version of Mandriva, such as Mandriva One 2007 (Gnome or KDE edition). Mandriva One is also free of charge.

    If you want the same choice of packages in Mandriva Free, then you can add the missing non-free packages following the instructions provided here :
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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  5. #4
    Don't forget to disable the composite extension under options or 3D direct rendering is disabled

  6. #5
    And when im in 3D options and i click to run compiz configuration or beryl configuration nothing happens. And what composite....?

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