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Re: No 3D acceleration for Radeon X1250 (RS690)?

On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 11:16, Jonathan Kaye <jdkaye10@gmail.com> wrote:
> Kelly Clowers wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 07:53, Jonathan Kaye <jdkaye10@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Kelly Clowers wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 00:11, Jonathan Kaye <jdkaye10@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> <snip
>>>>> I assume you mean a Mobility Radeon X1200 card. You can go to the ATI
>>>>> site here:
>>>>> http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html
>>>>> and get the most recent driver that supports your card (8.10 does
>>>>> support X1200 but I'm not sure about 8.11). Remove the old drivers and
>>>>> install this one and your 3D acceleration should start working.
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> Jonathan
>>>> It seems like bad policy to recommend closed drivers
>>>> if the open driver may work :-)
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Kelly Clowers
>>> I agree with you, Kelly, if the open source worked. I've had a Radeon
>>> 9550 for years and tried the open source drivers periodically and have
>>> never got the 3D Acceleration to work using them. Maybe one day it will
>>> but until then ...
>> My Radeon 9550 works great with OSS drivers. Tux racer and
>> Quake 3 both play fine. And there are reports of the rs690 working.
>> Cheers,
>> Kelly Clowers
> Thanks Kelly. Could you tell me precisely which driver works with 3D and
> I'll give it a try.

I am using Sid's Radeon (not HD) 6.9.0+git20081012.c0e6cb6d-1
with Xorg 7.4 and Mesa 7.2.  I have been using Radeon for a while,
I think since at least Radeon 6.9.0, Mesa 7.0 and Xorg 7.3.

Some relevant bits from my xorg.conf (I temporarily
have a different card, but I did not change anything
besides the Identifier):

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "ATI RV350 AR [Radeon 9600]"
    Driver      "radeon"
    Option      "AGPmode"           "4"
    Option      "AccelMethod"       "EXA"
    Option      "AccelDFS"          "true"
    Option      "RenderAccel"       "true"
    Option      "DRI"               "true"

Section "ServerLayout"
    Option      "AIGLX"     "true"
    Identifier  "Default Layout"
    Screen      "Default Screen"
    InputDevice "Mouse"
    InputDevice "Keyboard"

Section "DRI"
    Group       "video"
    Mode        0666

Section "Extensions"
        Option      "Composite"     "Enable"

Kelly Clowers

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