Re: xorg.conf -- nvidia to ati
On Thu, 2010-06-24 at 22:03 -0800, Greg Madden wrote:
> On Thursday 24 June 2010 21:27:40 Alan Ianson wrote:
> > On Thu, 2010-06-24 at 19:58 -0800, Greg Madden wrote:
> > > On Thursday 24 June 2010 18:38:19 Alan Ianson wrote:
> > > > Hi List!
> > > >
> > > > My nvidia card bit the dust and I was given an "ATI Technologies Inc
> > > > RV370 [Radeon X300SE]" as a loaner. It runs fine and everything looks
> > > > good on the desktop, but when I run an app that requires 3D
> > > > acceleration everything seems to run slowly.
> > > >
> > > > I have been using a minimal xorg.conf that simply loads the nvidia
> > > > driver and that worked well for the nvidia card. I changed "nvidia" to
> > > > "ati" in xorg.conf and the desktop comes up OK but 3D acceleration
> > > > doesn't seem to work.
> > > >
> > > > Any ideas on what I need to change?
> > >
> > > You need the Radeon driver, not ATI. There might be some related glx
> > > package. I use mesa-utils to test , glxgears.
> > Thanks for the info, I changed it to radeon, still no 3D acceleration
> > though and glxgears gives me a segmentation fault.. maybe there is a bug
> > in radeon ATM, I'm not sure.
> I like the suggestion of 'no xorg.conf' file. The /var/log/Xorg.0.log file
> will help troubleshoot issues.
I have been using "ati" in xorg.conf because that is what I have been
using for the built in video port or else weird things happen, but I'll
try without with this card plugged in and see.
If I can't sort it I'll post the contents of /var/log/Xorg.0.log in a
day or two.
Thanks for the help.. :)