Dell Inspiron XPS: system consistently freezes using ATI Radeon Mobility 9800 & FC3
fedora-list at six-by-nine.com.au
Thu Jan 20 21:38:56 UTC 2005
The original poster mentions 'vanilla xogr.conf'.
Did they run fglrxconfig? I suspect that it has not.
The latest drivers, although requiring a couple of patches, work quite
well. There's a thread on rage3d.org about FC3 and the latest ATI drivers.
Yes, Tuxracer is 3d. I have no problems with Celestia, Tuxracer,
Chromium, Doom3, Stellarium. Although I do admit I'm not on a laptop.
Mike Hoy wrote:
> sorry to hear you too have an ATI card. I have the radeon and I have
> absolutely no problems at 1024 x 768. and i would never even attempt
> to use 3d beyond say tux racer (is that even 3d?)
> that's my laptop and it's a compaq p4 with 512 mb of ram and 64 ded.
> to the video card.
> so my advice is to give up on 3d and high res. ati is not exactly
> linux friendly beyond the minimums. I consider myself lucky to get
> 1024 x 768.
> you could sell the laptop and then buy a new one with nvidia graphics.
> i'm told that's the way to go.
> mike hoy
> Ted Markowitz wrote:
>> Now that I have the latest ATI display driver compiled and working,
>> I'm still experiencing the same inexplicable system freezes that led
>> me to upgrading the driver in the first place. To date I'm still only
>> able to consistently use the slower vesa driver up to 1600x1200,
>> whereas the system display should be as fast as lightning with the
>> new ATI Mobility Radeon 9800 chip which supports up to 1920x1200 with
>> 3D acceleration.
>> If I use either the standard FC3 'radeon' or the new ATI 'fglrx'
>> driver, even with a very vanilla xorg.conf, the system will
>> inevitably just lock up with no error messages in any log. Sometimes
>> it'll happen when I'm moving the cursor around the screen a few
>> minutes after bootup, but it also occurs when I'm not touching the
>> system at all, for example, when the xscreensaver is running and I've
>> gone to sleep, so there's no pattern I can see. Sigh...
>> The system is a brand new Dell Inspiron XPS with 1G of memory and
>> plenty of free disk space. I'm running Fedora Core 3
>> (2.6.10-1.741_FC3), though this was also happening when I was still
>> running FC2. Any ideas as to what's happening and how to fix it or at
>> least how I could track down exactly what's causing the freeze would
>> be VERY much appreciated.
>> Thanks in advance.
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