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Re: [opensuse] ATI Radeon X1600 has no 3D acceleration
  • From: Grommley Spalanski <gybhitsny@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2007 00:14:16 -0700
  • Message-id: <45BAFBC8.7030904@xxxxxxxxx>
Curtis Rey wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 January 2007 21:44, Curtis Rey wrote:
>> On Tuesday 23 January 2007 21:20, John Andersen wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 23 January 2007 16:23, Grommley Spalanski wrote:
>>>> . I have also
>>>> tried the instruction provided on the ATI website, both using the
>>>> installer and generating a distibution specific driver package. As
>>>> well, I have tried adding the ATI repository and adding the drivers
>>>> through YaST (this resulted in MESA drivers). Some of these
>>>> instructions left me with the MESA driver installed, but most of them
>>>> ended with the same result that I have now.
>>> CAREFULLY follow the instructions in the download from ATI, and
>>> build the rpm being careful to select the proper processor type.
>>> Then install the rpm
>>> They type this as root:
>>> aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf
>>> That will build a proper xorg.conf for you.
>>> There should be no reason to go into sax2 or yast, but if you want to
>>> launch sax2 you can by this command
>>> sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx
>> Also, if after you get the xorg conf setup and you're still having problems
>> run /usr/ (best as root). In my case lsmod had shown
>> the fglrx module loaded but it kept defaulting to Mesa software. After
>> running it showed that it wasn't finding the
>> file but if I ran "locate" it was indeed
>> installed but in the wrong directory (either in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/ or
>> /usr/lib/). I just had to copy the file to the directory it said it
>> couldn't find it in and I had 3D.
>> The points is that the ATI linux stuff has always been a bit on the kludgy
>> side and often a PITA. If not this shell script I would still probably be
>> cussing at ATI and swearing never to buy another of their cards (jury is
>> still out on this contention).
>> Cheers, Curtis.
> Sorry! that was /usr/sbin/
> Just another long line of typos for me :D
> Curtis.
I have tried reinstalling it from scratch (just in case I screwed
something up in my inexperience).
In fact, I tried several times, just in case I forgot something or
missed something. I have had the same results. I checked the file
suggested by Curtis, and found the following error messages.

AIGLX error: dlsym for __driCreateNewScreen_20050727 failed
(/usr/lib/dri/ undefined symbol: __driCreateNewScreen_200507
AIGLX: reverting to software rendering

If I run glxinfo, it shows direct rendering on and the driver correctly
displays Ati.

Any further thoughts on this?


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