Video Card Problem
i have been trying to get my video card 3d drivers working and i noticed an error at boot up but could never find it i did however found where i get this error in some log
can anyone help me?
agpgart: unable to determine aperture size.
i have a MSI KT6V with a Via KT600 chipset and an ATI 9000 Pro
Did you compile your kernel yourself or are you using the default 2.4.29 kernel? It sounds like your kernel isn't configured for the VIA chip.
yes i used the precompiled kernel. do i have to configure my kernel or can i install the precompiled 2.26 kernel. what are my options?
what would i have to do to configure for a Via KT600 chipset for the AGPGart to work with it?
Have you configured X? AFAIK aperture size is set in the bios... But I could be wrong :). Anyway, if you've configured X, you should've set the amount of memory your graphics card has.
i know apeture size is set in the bios because i set it when i was working on performance tuning my vid card. but configuring X really doesnt come into play with the AGPGart not starting which i have read is due to KT600 chipset however i havent well until this thread why that was.
does this sound right? i did some reading and it maybe that the 2.24 kernel is not working with the KT600 chipsets and that i need to switch to the 2.26.5 kernel.
The 2.6 kernel has much better hardware support than the 2.4 kernel in my experience. I wouldn't be surprised at all if this was the case.
This ati product is fairly well supported by the DRI drivers.
How to install DRI:
**Compile kernel with:
Loadable Modules support
>*Enable Module Loading
-->*Enable Module unloading
----->*Via (if available)???
-->*Direct Rendering Manager
-->*ATi Radeon (NEW) (don't check the old driver.... you won't need it)
**Compile [CVS] Mesa... freedesktop.org, mesa3d.sf.net
**Compile [CVS] Xorg... freedesktop.org, x.org
.... follow along with all the options
In Modules section add
Here is how a device section should look:
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
Add the following section at the end:
startx and you should be ready.