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Re: ATI 3D acceleleration and dpkg-divert


Wim De Smet wrote:

On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 22:23:23 +0200, Nicolas de Sereville
<deserevi@ieec.fcr.es> wrote:

Wim De Smet wrote:


On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 18:53:58 +0200, Nicolas de Sereville
<deserevi@ieec.fcr.es> wrote:

Hi list,

I have an Ati 9600XT graphical card and I want to get 3D acceleration
with the propriatary drivers (fglrx). I am using debian Sid with the
last xserver version (4.3.0.dfsg.1-7).

[install stuff...]

Are you sure the user you're running fglrxinfo with has access to
opengl (eg member of group video) and that you have the ATI kernel
module installed?

Running the "groups" command shows that the user belongs to the video
group. Also, the fglrx  module is loaded (I can see it with lsmod). I
think my problem is more related to the instalation procedure and the
use of dpkg-divert since I managed to have 3d acceleration with the
former version of the xserver but overwriting the libGL library.

Sounds good, but just to be sure check your xfree startup log. I had
this fail a while back because of AGP support problems. I can't help
you much with dpkg-divert, but as I recall from trying to change
things myself the manpages aren't very helpfull and I'm doubtfull if
they are correct.

Well, looking at the logs from XFree86.0.log, I can see the following:

... ...
(II) fglrx(0): Kernel Module Version Information:
(II) fglrx(0):     Name: fglrx
(II) fglrx(0):     Version: 3.9.0
(II) fglrx(0):     Date: May 11 2004
(II) fglrx(0):     Desc: ATI Fire GL DRM kernel module
(WW) fglrx(0): Kernel Module version does *not* match driver.
(EE) fglrx(0): incompatible kernel module detected - HW accelerated OpenGL will
not work
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] removed 1 reserved context for kernel
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] unmapping 8192 bytes of SAREA 0xe0912000 at 0x4024f000
(WW) fglrx(0): ***********************************************
(WW) fglrx(0): * DRI initialization failed!                  *
(WW) fglrx(0): * (maybe driver kernel module missing or bad) *
(WW) fglrx(0): * 2D acceleraton available (MMIO)             *
(WW) fglrx(0): * no 3D acceleration available                *
(WW) fglrx(0): ********************************************* *
... ...

which doesn't sound good. I just installed the driver from the ATI webpage (after running the alien command). Maybe a problem when compiling the driver, but I took care using the same version of gcc (2.95) that I used for compiling my kernel.


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