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so, i'm a newbie to linux so i may ask some stupid questions..i installed fglrx as i heard i was supposed to and modified mu xorg.conf so it looks like ...
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    direct redenring problems!!!need urgent help


    so, i'm a newbie to linux so i may ask some stupid questions..i installed fglrx as i heard i was supposed to and modified mu xorg.conf so it looks like this:

    # /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    # sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"

    # paths to defoma fonts
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "GLcore"
    Load "i2c"
    Load "bitmap"
    Load "ddc"
    Load "dri"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx"
    Load "int10"
    Load "type1"
    Load "vbe"
    Load "fglrx"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "CoreKeyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "K-700"
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon 9600 XT (RV350 AR)"
    Driver "fglrx"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "ATI Graphics Adapter 0"
    Driver "fglrx"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon 9600 XT (RV350 AR)"
    Monitor "K-700"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 1
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 4
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "aticonfig Screen 0"
    Device "ATI Graphics Adapter 0"
    Monitor "K-700"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666
    EndSection

    i have fglrx added to the /etc/modules file but still when i glxinfo | grep direct it says:

    direct rendering: No
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect

    what can i do?please help!

    thanks in advance!

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    In fact it should look like that:

    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier     "Default Layout"
    	Screen         "Default Screen"
    	InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
    	InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    
            # paths to defoma fonts
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    	FontPath     "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    	FontPath     "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load  "GLcore"
    	Load  "i2c"
    	Load  "bitmap"
    	Load  "ddc"
    	Load  "dri"
    	Load  "extmod"
            # Load "extmod" but omit DGA extension
            # (the DGA extension is broken in the fglrx driver)
            SubSection "extmod"
                    Option "omit xfree86-dga"
    	Load  "freetype"
    	Load  "glx"
    	Load  "int10"
    	Load  "type1"
    	Load  "vbe"
    	#Load  "fglrx" #doesn't do anything
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier  "Generic Keyboard"
    	Driver      "kbd"
    	Option	    "CoreKeyboard"
    	Option	    "XkbRules" "xorg"
    	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc104"
    	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier  "Configured Mouse"
    	Driver      "mouse"
    	Option	    "CorePointer"
    	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    	Option	    "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "K-700"
    	Option	    "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon 9600 XT (RV350 AR)"
    	Driver      "fglrx"
    	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "Default Screen"
    	Device     "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon 9600 XT (RV350 AR)"
    	Monitor    "K-700"
    	DefaultDepth     24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth     24
                    Modes     "1024x768"
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
    	Mode         0666
    EndSection
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    nope, nothing was solved.. still the same problem. what do you think the OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect from my glxinfo is?

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    You tryed the exact corrected /etc/X11/xorg.conf I just posted? I just made a correction about the "extmod" extension.
    "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."

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    What is the ouput of
    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | tail
    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
    then?
    "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."

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    i tryed the corrected xorg.conf dad you provided me with and GNOME would'nt start at all.. thankfully i make a backup copy, wait, i'll check those outputs

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    ok, here's the terminal screen:

    alex@ALEX89:~$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | tail
    Warning: font renderer for ".pcf" already registered at priority 0
    Warning: font renderer for ".pcf.Z" already registered at priority 0
    Warning: font renderer for ".pcf.gz" already registered at priority 0
    Warning: font renderer for ".snf" already registered at priority 0
    Warning: font renderer for ".snf.Z" already registered at priority 0
    Warning: font renderer for ".snf.gz" already registered at priority 0
    Warning: font renderer for ".bdf" already registered at priority 0
    Warning: font renderer for ".bdf.Z" already registered at priority 0
    Warning: font renderer for ".bdf.gz" already registered at priority 0
    Warning: font renderer for ".pmf" already registered at priority 0
    alex@ALEX89:~$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    (EE) fglrx(0): Hardware already been locked.
    alex@ALEX89:~$

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    Let's keep it simple.

    Just run
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    and answer all the questions

    Plus, how exactly did you install the ATI drivers? Did you follow those instructions?
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
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