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#26 2003-10-16 22:21:03

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Re: ATI Radeon 9600 Pro DRI quesitons

Xentac: then you should try mplayer's xvidix too smile.

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#27 2003-10-20 00:25:47

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Re: ATI Radeon 9600 Pro DRI quesitons

Any chance the process of installing ATI drivers will be improved on Arch for newbies soon? I miss the NVIDIA ease of installation  :cry:. I was thinking maybe if I did a fresh reinstall to clean out the NVIDA stuff completely, but I don't know if thats even the case.

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#28 2003-10-28 13:47:28

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Re: ATI Radeon 9600 Pro DRI quesitons

Hi,

I had then same probs. The solution is to build a new kernel without any ati-things, as Xentac and zen_guerrilla mentioned.

It is pretty easy with AL. JUST DO IT  lol

I've full 3d support on AL, so you see it works...


arch 0.6 -- kernel-2.6.X -- KDE 3.2 @ P4-2,5 -- Geforce 5900XT

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#29 2003-11-07 17:07:10

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Re: ATI Radeon 9600 Pro DRI quesitons

Well I recently got a laptop with a Radeon Mobile 7xxx something or another... Did a fresh install of Arch and tried the instuctions posted here... Same outcome, had to extract files manually where they needed to go, then I get a bunch of tainted module errors when I do the modprobe. I'm probably missing something, but I'll keep plugging at it on both machines  smile

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#30 2003-11-07 17:10:41

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Re: ATI Radeon 9600 Pro DRI quesitons

the tainted kernel errors are normal

if you read the whole message you get, it tells you that the module uses non-gpl code


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#31 2003-11-07 17:11:54

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Re: ATI Radeon 9600 Pro DRI quesitons

Tainted module errors just mean that the drivers aren't officially in the linux kernel (sort of like Microsoft's error message when you try to load device drivers that aren't signed by Microsoft).  It's just saying, "You're running code in the kernel that we haven't checked, so it could break stuff."


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#32 2003-11-08 17:26:55

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Re: ATI Radeon 9600 Pro DRI quesitons

Okay... So when I do lsmod the modules aren't loaded. Not sure what else it could be, I get the tainted module error when I modprobe, thats way I thought it was preventing it from loading.  :?


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#33 2003-12-23 18:58:25

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Re: ATI Radeon 9600 Pro DRI quesitons

Alright back again... I gave up on this for a bit due to time constraints, however, I got some time to poke around and made it fairly far-
Issues I can't seem to figure out for the life of me-

ATI-DRIVERS package doesn't install (at least pacman won't see it), had to move everything in the pkg folder to their respective locations (not sure if this is the right thing to do).

AGPGART module can't be found, how do I fix it?

Get the following error when INSMOD or modprobe is executed-

[root@intel2500 jjohnson]# modprobe fglrx
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.23/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY
  See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules
/lib/modules/2.4.23/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: init_module: Operation not permitted
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
      You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.23/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.23/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.23/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: insmod fglrx failed

Also, radeon module isn't used, nor does it support the Radeon 9600.

Thanks for all the help so far and in advance, someday this should work  :?

JSkier


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#34 2003-12-23 21:52:27

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Re: ATI Radeon 9600 Pro DRI quesitons

cd /usr/lib/modules/fglrx/
cd build_mod
./make.sh
cd ..
./make_install.sh


and if that still gives errors, lets see some dmesg


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#35 2003-12-23 22:08:26

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Re: ATI Radeon 9600 Pro DRI quesitons

The error I got was from doing the ./make_install.sh.. Only there is no /usr/modules directory, its under /lib/modules/fglrx/.  As for dmesg, heres the part I think your asking for, let me know if you need any other details as it was pretty lengthy... I noticed [drm] at the begining of booting linux... I have no idea how to disable this or make a custom kernel as posted as to not include this. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again,
JSkier

[fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 925 MBytes.
[fglrx:firegl_stub_register] *ERROR* Fire GL kernel module has to be loaded prior to any other DRM kernel module!


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