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  • Catalyst 8.11 and Radeon 9600/9700 (R300)

    Has anyone been able to run Catalyst 8.11 drivers on a Radeon 9600/9700 based machine yet? So far all my attempts with Ubuntu 8.11 and Gentoo have failed at module load time with errors like this:
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    [fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 928 MBytes.
    [fglrx:drm_alloc] *ERROR* [driver] Allocating 0 bytes
    [fglrx:firegl_init_device_list] *ERROR* Out of memory when allocating device 
    heads
    [fglrx:firegl_init_module] *ERROR* firegl_init_devices failed
    I have read that issues with the AGP bus is causing it. Have there been any new developments on this front?

  • #2
    How much memory do you use? 32 or 64 bit? PAE enabled kernel?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Kano View Post
      How much memory do you use? 32 or 64 bit? PAE enabled kernel?
      I'm on a 512 MB laptop 32-bit pentium-m. I'm not sure if PAE is enabled or not, it's the stock ubuntu intrepid kernel.

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      • #4
        As mentioned in other threads, I've got the same problem. Hardware is a Mobility Radeon 9700 with 64MB. I'm running 32 Bit Ubuntu Intrepid with its standard kernel.

        The problem appeared in the 8.10-Ubuntu-Special-Edition of fglrx and was not fixed in 8.11 (official installer).

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        • #5
          Well some old Pentium M do not support pae, check

          grep pae /proc/cpuinfo

          If it does you can try the server kernel in the repository and see if it makes any difference.
          Last edited by Kano; 11-25-2008, 03:01 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kano View Post
            Well some old Pentium M do not support pae, check

            grep pae /proc/cmdline
            I assume you meant /proc/cpuinfo... Either way PAE is not available. It appears I got a Dothan just before the 533 MHz bus w/ PAE enabled. Do the Catalyst drivers require PAE?

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            • #7
              Yes, i meant that. Well it does not require it, it was just an option to try. My RV410 still runs with fglrx, not really optimal, but i can at least debug the fglrx packageing

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              • #8
                I see the RV410 also runs on PCI-E bus...sigh. Maybe it's time to play TAPS and just move on.

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                • #9
                  @Kano

                  i have same problem, ati mobility 9700 on ubuntu intrepid 8.10 (768 mb ram, 32 bit, pentium-M dothan)

                  grep pae /proc/cpuinfo -> nothing, cpu doesn't support PAE

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                  • #10
                    Well you can compile another kernel for testing. Maybe 2.6.26 series or get one older 2.6.24 from hardy (don't forget the 2 header packages).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kano View Post
                      Well you can compile another kernel for testing. Maybe 2.6.26 series or get one older 2.6.24 from hardy (don't forget the 2 header packages).
                      So FGLRX needs PAE now? Even if I don't have 4 Gigs of RAM? Why?

                      I mean, my CPU supports it but currently, I am using Ubuntu's Generic Kernel which seems to be compiled without PAE.

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                      • #12
                        No you don't need PAE, but that would be an easy test to try the other kernel. Now just fetch another one.

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                        • #13
                          If you want you can try installing those 3 debs:

                          http://kanotix.com/files/kernel/kern...ric-28/kernel/

                          That's 2.6.28 from jaunty git - just without the -ub marker which is normally in the next jaunty kernel.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by tsuru View Post
                            Has anyone been able to run Catalyst 8.11 drivers on a Radeon 9600/9700 based machine yet? So far all my attempts with Ubuntu 8.11 and Gentoo have failed at module load time with errors like this:
                            Code:
                            [fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 928 MBytes.
                            [fglrx:drm_alloc] *ERROR* [driver] Allocating 0 bytes
                            [fglrx:firegl_init_device_list] *ERROR* Out of memory when allocating device 
                            heads
                            [fglrx:firegl_init_module] *ERROR* firegl_init_devices failed
                            I have read that issues with the AGP bus is causing it. Have there been any new developments on this front?
                            I have the same problem with Catalyst 8.11 on a Radeon Mobility 9700 on a 64-bit CPU (Athlon 64 3000+).

                            I hope this will be fixed in 8.12. Does ATI know of this problem?

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                            • #15
                              same problem here with 8.11 on a thinkpad t42 Mobility 9600.

                              32-bit 2.6.26 kernel, 2GiB RAM, no PAE

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