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ATI HD3850 no 3d acceleration. solved

Postby nego on Mon May 05, 2008 11:39 am

Hello everyone,

I just installed Mint and I like it so far, but I have a few problems. Mainly, I can't get my 3d acceleration to work with my Sapphire HD3850. I used envy and the manual installer, but both give me the same result: a slow computer with the fglrxinfo command returning
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display: :1.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (2.1 Mesa 7.0.1)


I've updated envy to the latest version, and while it works better, it doesn't get me to the 3d acceleration. I've read about people using the Restricted device manager, but when I start it it tells me "Your hardware does not need any restricted drivers".

Here is my xorg.conf
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# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by failsafeDexconf, using
# values from the debconf database and some overrides to use vesa mode.
#
# You should use dexconf or another such tool for creating a "real" xorg.conf
# For example:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
   Load  "glx"
#   Load  "GLcore"
   Load      "v4l"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Generic Keyboard"
   Driver      "kbd"
   Option      "CoreKeyboard"
   Option      "XkbRules"   "xorg"
   Option      "XkbModel"   "pc105"
   Option      "XkbLayout"   "us"
EndSection

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

Section "Device"
   Identifier   "Failsafe Device"
   Boardname   "vesa"
   Busid      "PCI:1:0:0"
   Driver      "fglrx"
   Option      "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"
   Option      "VideoOverlay" "on"
   Option      "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
   Option      "MonitorLayout" "AUTO, AUTO"
   Screen   0
   Option      "MergedFB"   "off"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Failsafe Monitor"
   Vendorname   "Plug 'n' Play"
   Modelname   "Plug 'n' Play"
  modeline  "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
  modeline  "640x480@72" 31.5 640 664 704 832 480 489 491 520 -vsync -hsync
  modeline  "640x480@75" 31.5 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -vsync -hsync
  modeline  "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
  modeline  "800x600@72" 50.0 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync
  modeline  "800x600@75" 49.5 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync
  modeline  "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
  modeline  "832x624@75" 57.284 832 864 928 1152 624 625 628 667 -vsync -hsync
  modeline  "1024x768@75" 78.8 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync
  modeline  "1024x768@70" 75.0 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
  modeline  "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
  modeline  "1152x864@75" 108.0 1152 1216 1344 1600 864 865 868 900 +hsync +vsync
  modeline  "1280x1024@75" 135.0 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
  modeline  "1280x960@60" 102.1 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 994 -hsync +vsync
  modeline  "1280x1024@60" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
  modeline  "1280x960@75" 129.86 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1002 -hsync +vsync
  modeline  "1400x1050@60" 122.61 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
  modeline  "1400x1050@75" 155.85 1400 1496 1648 1896 1050 1051 1054 1096 -hsync +vsync
  modeline  "1600x1200@65" 175.5 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
  modeline  "1600x1200@60" 162.0 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
   Gamma   1.0
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Default Screen"
   Device      "Failsafe Device"
   Monitor      "Failsafe Monitor"
   Defaultdepth   24
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth   24
      Virtual   1600   1200
      Modes      "800x600@72"   "800x600@75"   "800x600@56"   "800x600@60"   "640x480@75"   "832x624@75"   "640x480@72"   "1024x768@75"   "640x480@60"   "1024x768@70"   "1024x768@60"   "1152x864@75"   "1280x1024@75"   "1280x960@60"   "1280x1024@60"   "1280x960@75"   "1400x1050@60"   "1400x1050@75"   "1600x1200@65"   "1600x1200@60"
   EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier   "Default Layout"
  screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
   Inputdevice   "Generic Keyboard"
   Inputdevice   "Configured Mouse"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
   Option   "Composite"   "1"
#   Option   "RENDER"   "1"
EndSection
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Re: ATI HD3850 no 3d acceleration.

Postby Husse on Tue May 06, 2008 7:00 am

It's good that you posted xorg.conf
One of the first lines reads
This file was generated by failsafeDexconf

As soon as this message is present there is something seriously wrong with your video system
And it is if I'm not mistaken
If this is as I believe a fairly new high end graphics card then this message is downright wrong
the Restricted device manager, but when I start it it tells me "Your hardware does not need any restricted drivers".

This could be because you did not let Envy configure your xorg.conf when it wanted to
Run
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

as suggested in the emergency xorg.conf
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Re: ATI HD3850 no 3d acceleration.

Postby ythe1300 on Wed May 07, 2008 9:29 am

I'll try and give this a run through and seen if I get the same errors with my 3870.
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Re: ATI HD3850 no 3d acceleration.

Postby Guest on Mon May 12, 2008 10:10 am

Thanks for the replies gentlemen. I've improved my situation but I still can't get my 3d acceleration to work properly. I've reached a few milestones in the past few days with other unfriendly-to-linux hardware and I'm hoping I can get over this little hurdle. I've tried a few different versions of the driver but they give me the same result.

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I had to mess with envy a bit to get it to edit my xorg.conf and after I did I reinstalled the driver manually and now the ati catalyst controll center displays my card properly but fglrxinfo still shows:

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display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.4 (2.1 Mesa 7.0.3)


My Xorg.conf is now this:

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 # /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 "Files"
   Fontpath   "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
   Fontpath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
   Fontpath   "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
   Fontpath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
   Fontpath   "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
   Fontpath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
   Fontpath   "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
   Fontpath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
   Fontpath   "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
   Fontpath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
   Fontpath   "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
   Fontpath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
   Fontpath   "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
   Fontpath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
   # path to defoma fonts
   Fontpath   "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

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

Section "Device"
   Identifier   "ATI Technologies Inc ATI Default Card"
   Driver      "fglrx"
   Busid      "PCI:1:0:0"
   Option      "VideoOverlay"   "on"
   Option      "OpenGLOverlay"   "off"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "VX2235wm-3"
   Option      "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Default Screen"
   Device      "ATI Technologies Inc ATI Default Card"
   Monitor      "VX2235wm-3"
   Defaultdepth   24
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth   1
      Modes      "1680x1050"   "1600x1200"   "1440x1440"   "1400x1050"   "1280x1024"   "1280x960"   "1152x864"   "1024x768"   "832x624"   "800x600"   "720x400"   "640x640"   "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth   4
      Modes      "1680x1050"   "1600x1200"   "1440x1440"   "1400x1050"   "1280x1024"   "1280x960"   "1152x864"   "1024x768"   "832x624"   "800x600"   "720x400"   "640x640"   "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth   8
      Modes      "1680x1050"   "1600x1200"   "1440x1440"   "1400x1050"   "1280x1024"   "1280x960"   "1152x864"   "1024x768"   "832x624"   "800x600"   "720x400"   "640x640"   "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth   15
      Modes      "1680x1050"   "1600x1200"   "1440x1440"   "1400x1050"   "1280x1024"   "1280x960"   "1152x864"   "1024x768"   "832x624"   "800x600"   "720x400"   "640x640"   "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth   16
      Modes      "1680x1050"   "1600x1200"   "1440x1440"   "1400x1050"   "1280x1024"   "1280x960"   "1152x864"   "1024x768"   "832x624"   "800x600"   "720x400"   "640x640"   "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth   24
      Modes      "1680x1050"   "1600x1200"   "1440x1440"   "1400x1050"   "1280x1024"   "1280x960"   "1152x864"   "1024x768"   "832x624"   "800x600"   "720x400"   "640x640"   "640x480"
   EndSubSection
EndSection

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

Section "DRI"
   Mode   0666
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
   Option      "Composite"   "Enable"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
   Option      "AIGLX"   "Off"
EndSection
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Re: ATI HD3850 no 3d acceleration.

Postby nego on Mon May 12, 2008 10:34 am

Hah! I just got it working finally! Thanks for all your help guys.

I had to install module-assistant and do

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sudo m-a a-i fglrx
modprobe flgrx
reboot


Now fglrxinfo gives:
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display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 3850
OpenGL version string: 2.1.7412 Release


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nego@debian:~$ fgl_glxgears
Using GLX_SGIX_pbuffer
11845 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2369.000 FPS

I usually get to this stage of the game and get stuck where it gives me Mesa and if I've learned anything its that if you're at that stage your driver can't properly access the video card and you need to configure your kernel properly to get it to work.
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