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I know, another ATI 3d problem thread.

Postby sanjuro on Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:40 am

So, I am new but learning a lot in the past few days. I have Mint Felicia dual booting with XP and finally stable I think. The first install last week went pretty easy and I have an ATI Radeon 9700 pro video card that I thought might work OK if I did some research and took my time. I downloaded and installed the restricted drivers from ATI as per instructions and everything seemed OK. My glxgears right after install was around 2400 fps and after the ATI drivers was around 5000. I thought, cool. So as a newbie I searched the forums on how to get the 3d enabled and tried a bunch of commands in the console and finally broke it by just typing things in as root, (learn by breaking I guess). So after a reinstall I am having a problem, still no 3d. I have the Catalyst Control Center now and didn't on the last install so something went better this time. Glxgears, glxinfo and fglrxinfo no longer work in console, they return a "X Error of failed request:". So, this video card is R300 based and should be supported and I feel like I am close, like I just need to configure something simple but there are so many people with similar problems but all with different solutions. I tried the # aticonfig --initial and looking in my xorg.conf file it shows the driver as "fglrx" but 2d is all I get. Thanks in advance for any info and help on this.
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Re: I know, another ATI 3d problem thread.

Postby Husse on Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:32 pm

I answered a similar question earlier today
viewtopic.php?f=49&t=23271&hilit=+9600#p136697
Of course you can use envy to install the driver
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envyng -t

in a terminal - unfortunately the GUI was to bulky to fit on the live CD
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Re: I know, another ATI 3d problem thread.

Postby sanjuro on Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:24 pm

Thanks for the reply. Yes, I did try the envy road first and that did not work. Supposedly works better on nvidia cards? I installed the driver as per the AMD site, running the .run file in console and that worked. Anyway, I have 2d working like a charm, xorg.conf says driver is fglrx and all and display is set correctly now, 1680x1050 on samsung 22" 226bw. Problem is I lost the use of glxgears. In console I get errors when I put in glxgears, glxinfo, fglrxgears, fglrx_gears, ... you get the picture. So full screen video look crappy as I am assuming anything 3d is software rendered but I am new to linux so just trying to see if anyone here with an R300 based ATI card had any other suggestions.

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Re: I know, another ATI 3d problem thread.

Postby Husse on Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:47 am

I have very little time today and tomorrow so I add this to my list of unsolved questions
The R300 is a bit old unfortunately but what kind of problem you've got I don't know
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Re: I know, another ATI 3d problem thread.

Postby sanjuro on Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:20 am

No problem. Take your time. I know that every noob goes through this. If installation was easy I wouldn't learn anything, at least I am learning some command line and other stuff.

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Re: I know, another ATI 3d problem thread.

Postby Husse on Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:17 pm

This is how my /etc/X11/xorg.conf looks
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# xorg.conf (X.Org 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 xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man 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.
#
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
#
# 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 "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Default Screen"
   Monitor      "Configured Monitor"
   Device      "Configured Video Device"
   DefaultDepth   24
EndSection

Section "Module"
   Load   "glx"
#   Disable   "dri2"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier   "Configured Video Device"
   Driver   "fglrx"
EndSection

Maybe you don't have Section "Module"?
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