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  • Originally posted by hoenny View Post
    if command follow, can i get the pkg?
    Code:
    su
    rm -fr /usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so
    ln -s /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/fglrx_dri.so /usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so
    ati-driver-installer-8.41.7-x86.x86_64.run --extract fglrx_tmp
    ./fglrx_tmp/packages/Fedora/ati-packager.sh --buildpkg F7
    You would be removing fglrx_dri.so on your local system and then linking to a file that doesn't exist. The problem isn't taking place on your local system but within the ATI package.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • Originally posted by Michael View Post
      You would be removing fglrx_dri.so on your local system and then linking to a file that doesn't exist. The problem isn't taking place on your local system but within the ATI package.
      ok! I will try.
      thank Michael.

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      • I'm having trouble getting the driver to work also. I'm switching from an old nvidia to a HD2600XT. The driver seemed to install but didn't seem to change my xorg.conf. I tried installing fglrx from the repository (I'm in ubuntu feisty) but no dice, then tried to sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg to reset my xorg.conf to fglrx, and again no dice. When X starts I'm getting:
        Code:
        (EE) fglrx(0): === [swlDalHelperPreInit] === DALEnableInstance failed
        (EE) fglrx(0): PreInitDal failed
        (EE) fglrx(0): PreInit failed
        (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
        
        Fatal server error:
        no screens found
        KIO:  fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X Server ":0.0"
        after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

        also when installing the driver, like i said it seems to work (i don't get any error messages) but all I get after the red "ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Package" is:


        Code:
        Detected configuration:
        Architecture: x86_64 (64-bit)
        X Server: X.Org 7.1 and later releases 64-bit
        Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.NE9681

        I'm assuming this is all it's supposed to do.

        Thanks
        Last edited by mjordan; 09-12-2007, 08:53 PM.

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        • Originally posted by mjordan View Post
          I'm having trouble getting the driver to work also. I'm switching from an old nvidia to a HD2600XT. The driver seemed to install but didn't seem to change my xorg.conf. I tried installing fglrx from the repository (I'm in ubuntu feisty) but no dice, then tried to sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg to reset my xorg.conf to fglrx, and again no dice. When X starts I'm getting:
          Code:
          (EE) fglrx(0): === [swlDalHelperPreInit] === DALEnableInstance failed
          (EE) fglrx(0): PreInitDal failed
          (EE) fglrx(0): PreInit failed
          (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
          
          Fatal server error:
          no screens found
          KIO:  fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X Server ":0.0"
          after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
          also when installing the driver, like i said it seems to work (i don't get any error messages) but all I get after the red "ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Package" is:


          Code:
          Detected configuration:
          Architecture: x86_64 (64-bit)
          X Server: X.Org 7.1 and later releases 64-bit
          Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.NE9681
          I'm assuming this is all it's supposed to do.

          Thanks
          To change your xorg.conf you need to run aticonfig --initial

          The driver found in the Ubuntu repository is not 8.41 and thus doesn't support the HD 2600XT.

          What does your xorg.conf look like? I've never seen that error on an R600 chip.
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • "1. I can't change any game display settings from within the game. This has occurred with two Q3 based games. Any resolution or other settings change causes a crash."

            Yeah, I can reproduce that, in tremulous (q3 engine), but resolution switching did work in UT2004. While this certainly didn't happen before, I expect that it will be fixed in the next driver version - after all, this release was primarily intended to introduce high-end support, I guess? Or it's a fringe event that only happens with the q3 engine and this new driver base, in which case it might not draw attention. Also, since my last post, I noticed that some 3D games that used to work with Wine now don't... no big loss there.

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            • To change your xorg.conf you need to run aticonfig --initial

              The driver found in the Ubuntu repository is not 8.41 and thus doesn't support the HD 2600XT.

              What does your xorg.conf look like? I've never seen that error on an R600 chip.
              This is my xorg.conf after successfully running aticonfig --initial

              Code:
              Section "Monitor"
              	Identifier   "Generic Monitor"
              	HorizSync    28.0 - 51.0
              	VertRefresh  43.0 - 60.0
              	Option	    "DPMS"
              EndSection
              
              Section "Monitor"
              	Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
              	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
              	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
              	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
              EndSection
              
              Section "Device"
              	Identifier  "Generic Video Card"
              	Driver      "fglrx"
              	BusID       "PCI:6:0:0"
              EndSection
              
              Section "Device"
              	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]"
              	Driver      "fglrx"
              EndSection
              
              Section "Screen"
              	Identifier "Default Screen"
              	Device     "Generic Video Card"
              	Monitor    "Generic Monitor"
              	DefaultDepth     24
              	SubSection "Display"
              		Depth     1
              		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
              	EndSubSection
              	SubSection "Display"
              		Depth     4
              		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
              	EndSubSection
              	SubSection "Display"
              		Depth     8
              		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
              	EndSubSection
              	SubSection "Display"
              		Depth     15
              		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
              	EndSubSection
              	SubSection "Display"
              		Depth     16
              		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
              	EndSubSection
              	SubSection "Display"
              		Depth     24
              		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
              	EndSubSection
              EndSection
              
              Section "Screen"
              	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
              	Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]"
              	Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
              	DefaultDepth     24
              	SubSection "Display"
              		Viewport   0 0
              		Depth     24
              	EndSubSection
              EndSection
              
              Section "DRI"
              	Mode         0666
              EndSection
              
              Section "Extensions"
              	Option	    "Composite" "0"
              EndSection
              ...and still can't run X :S

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              • Yeah, the driver didn't work for me either, I got the glesx.so issue. I hope the 8.42 driver is the one, if AMD doesn't hurry up, I might have a new nVidia card soon.

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                • "
                  Section "Extensions"
                  Option "Composite" "0"
                  EndSection
                  "

                  Mine looks like this:
                  "
                  Section "Extensions"
                  Option "Composite" "Disable"
                  EndSection
                  "

                  I wonder if that form makes a difference?
                  edit: I've also got these in the "Device" section:
                  Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
                  Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "yes"
                  Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
                  No idea if they matter - they don't look like it.
                  Last edited by container; 09-12-2007, 09:39 PM.

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                  • Originally posted by container View Post
                    "
                    Section "Extensions"
                    Option "Composite" "0"
                    EndSection
                    "

                    Mine looks like this:
                    "
                    Section "Extensions"
                    Option "Composite" "Disable"
                    EndSection
                    "

                    I wonder if that form makes a difference?
                    same error either way :S

                    thanks though!

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                    • Originally posted by container View Post
                      "
                      Section "Extensions"
                      Option "Composite" "0"
                      EndSection
                      "

                      Mine looks like this:
                      "
                      Section "Extensions"
                      Option "Composite" "Disable"
                      EndSection
                      "

                      I wonder if that form makes a difference?
                      I think they're the same thing, he can try this though, add this at the bottom of your xorg.conf:

                      Code:
                      Section "ServerFlags"
                            Option "AIGLX" "off"
                      EndSection

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                      • AGP 9550 fglrx 8.41.7 - update

                        Roderick Colenbrander has a workaround against current wine that fixes the Visual overlay detection - I've built an overlay on my gentoo for wine 0.9.44 and the patch applies clean and appears to fix the problem of detecting the visual -- unfortunately in this state World of Warcraft is utterly unplayable - the characters and most game features are not visible on the play field -- although terrain and major objects are (i.e. player toons, npc's enemies trees bushes are invisible, but inns, ground, flightpath stands are visible.

                        I did NOT notice a frame rate improvement in this state ...


                        *rollback time*

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                        • Originally posted by Malikith View Post
                          I think they're the same thing, he can try this though, add this at the bottom of your xorg.conf:

                          Code:
                          Section "ServerFlags"
                                Option "AIGLX" "off"
                          EndSection
                          didn't make a difference...

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                          • I did some digging around in the Name The Next ATI Driver Contest thread and found a suitable name, I think I found it.

                            Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
                            8.41 "life is a one big betatest edition"

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                            • haha, nice

                              I actually am making progress.. no X errors anymore, startx just loads a black screen :S

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                              • Originally posted by mjordan View Post
                                haha, nice

                                I actually am making progress.. no X errors anymore, startx just loads a black screen :S
                                Are you using xorg 7.3? I think ATI says it's somehow not compatible with it, yet.

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