ATI graphics card driver

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Sat Jan 22 19:15:50 UTC 2005


Am Samstag, den 22.01.2005, 19:55 +0100 schrieb August:
> On lör, 2005-01-22 at 19:10 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> > Am Samstag, den 22.01.2005, 18:57 +0100 schrieb August:
> > > Hello all,
> > > 
> > > ATI graphics card owners may have noticed that ATI recently have
> > > released a driver for Xorg 6.8. Has anyone successfully installed the
> > > driver on Fedora Core 3 with kernel 2.6.10-1.741_FC3 or know of any
> > > info?
> > 
> > - Configure yum like described in 
> > http://www.fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware
> > 
> > - Than install the driver with the command:
> > yum install kernel-module-fglrx-2.6.10-1.741_FC3
> > 
> > - Restart X
> > 
> > - Done
> > 
> >
> Thanks for the info. I still can't get it to work though. I followed
> your instructions and when I rebooted

Restarting X should normally suffice.

>  I got a smaller screen with lower
> refresh rate, so something obviously happened (if not the right thing).
> Moreover `fglrxinfo' shows:
> 
> $ fglrxinfo
> display: :0.0  screen: 0
> OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
> OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
> OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.1)
> 
> According to the installation instructions from ATI, `OpenGL vendor
> string' should not be Mesa if the driver is correctly installed.

Yes, this would be normal:

$ fglrxinfo
display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: MOBILITY RADEON 9600 Generic
OpenGL version string: 1.3.4769 (X4.3.0-8.8.25)

>  The
> game Tux Racer is as slow as before and the mouse pointer is gone (in
> the game). I then ran fglrxconfig, saved the XF86Config-4 file (should
> really be named something like XorgConfig-4, right?) in /etc/X11 and
> rebooted but it didn't solve the problem.

I would suggest you first remove the newly created X-Conf and get out
the old -- the one created by the fglrxconfig program sometimes makes
trouble. In case of need just move all current configs aside and
recreate with system-config-display

Try if it works. Then enable the driver using 

/usr/sbin/ati-fglrx-config-display enable

Restart X. Look if it works now. If not send me the output of :

/sbin/lsmod | grep fglrx
grep fglrx /etc/X11/xorg.conf
ldd /usr/X11R6/bin/glxgears

The last command should list (besides others)
        libGL.so.1 => /usr/lib/ati-fglrx/libGL.so.1 (0x05880000)

If not send me privately /etc/ld.so.conf and /etc/ld.so.conf.d/ati-fglrx
and /var/log/Xorg.0.log

HTH

CU
thl



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Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora at leemhuis.info>




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