Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

HD 2600 PRO AGP - driver problems

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • I would say Kanotix is the most easy distro for 3d driver install, because you can get always the latest drivers via scripts + you can easyly revert to older drivers too with the same scripts.

    Comment


    • Originally posted by fred View Post
      In my opinion the easiest distro to try the new AMD driver is definitely Mandriva 2008.1, Ubuntu seem to mess xorg every time someone install the official ATI driver by hand!

      Mandriva 2008.1 come with the 2.6.24.4 kernel and my HD2600 PRO work great almost on par with the XP driver.

      I will do some comparative benchmark this evening to compare the XP Versus the Linux driver.

      I will test the: QWET 1.4 demo
      Doom3
      Quake4

      I will post back later tonight.
      So, I am waiting for Your test I have hope than with other distro drivers will be works better. I tested it with Irrlicht 3d engine examples.

      Comment


      • This is what I got

        Machine spec:

        one Gigabit of ram DDR 472 dual channel
        ASUS P4P800 SE
        P4 2.8E @ 3.3 Ghz

        Linux: Mandriva 2008.1 Kernel running on a 2.6.24.4-desktop-3mnb kernel

        Windows: WinXP home service Pak 2

        Doom3 time demo benchmark was done with those setting:

        Ultra Quality resolution 1024X768 at default setting

        Linux at 3.3 Ghz = 50.0 FPS
        WinXP at 3.3 Ghz = 62.9 FPS

        Quake4 timedemo is a custum time demo

        Ultra Quality resolution 1024X768 at default setting


        Linux at 3.3 Ghz = 57.8 FPS
        WinXP at 3.3 Ghz = 73.2 FPS

        QWET was check for playability at medium and high quality setting at 1024X768

        Medium

        Linux at 3.3 Ghz = very playable
        WinXP at 3.3 Ghz = very playable

        high

        Linux at 3.3 Ghz = Very playable but the game need more time to load.
        WinXP at 3.3 Ghz = same

        In conclusion the Linux driver has 79% of the performance of the Windows XP driver!
        Interesting fact in catalyst (WinXP) the memory clock for my card is set at 500 Mhz and in Linux Catalyst show the memory clock at 400 Mhz 400/500= .8 * 100 = 80%

        If I could set the memory clock manually in Linux to 500 Mhz I think that the result would be about the same.

        Note: the result of the time demo is the last result of tree benchmark.
        Last edited by fred; 05-23-2008, 02:30 PM.

        Comment


        • Alright! That's a lot better than I would have expected. I guess that 3d desktop effects work as well (I only ask because I want to know if everything works).

          I wonder how much different the XT is from the PRO. Anyone know? I know it may be a difference of "the XT is faster," but I'm wondering if this driver release will work for my XT, or if I should wait.

          Comment


          • Originally posted by philosopher0926 View Post
            Alright! That's a lot better than I would have expected. I guess that 3d desktop effects work as well (I only ask because I want to know if everything works).

            I wonder how much different the XT is from the PRO. Anyone know? I know it may be a difference of "the XT is faster," but I'm wondering if this driver release will work for my XT, or if I should wait.
            Yep compiz work great here



            Let's say that I'm one happy Linux user

            does anyone know a way on how to set the memory clock manually????

            maybe an aticonfig --pplib-cmd something type of command???
            Last edited by fred; 05-23-2008, 05:01 PM.

            Comment


            • Im unable to get the driver working. Could somebody please post there xorg.conf file? I have a hd 2600 pro card and im running kubuntu 8.04

              Comment


              • Originally posted by capitalistpiglet View Post
                Im unable to get the driver working. Could somebody please post there xorg.conf file? I have a hd 2600 pro card and im running kubuntu 8.04
                All I can tell you is how to properly install those driver manually
                Will it work for an Ubuntu base distro? I don't know for sure.

                In order to install the AMD driver you need the kernel devel package or the kernel source for the kernel you are using, the command uname -r will tell you which kernel version you are running.

                then use the Free driver for your card and remove all the fglrx package.

                now all you have to do is execute the the AMD driver with root privilege and type the command aticonfig --initial and reboot.

                tell us how it went.

                Comment


                • Driver version 8.49.7 release ID UNSUPPORTED-8.491 still hangs on my hog.
                  I have HIS RadeonHD 2600 XT AGP IceQ "Turbo" GDDR3 512MB,
                  on a ABIT AV8 socket 939 VIA K8T800Pro mobo with 4GB DDR DRAM,
                  using AMD 4800+ 64X2 dualcore CPU running Ubuntu 7.10 AMD64.

                  I tried with several AGP apertures (256, 512, 64) and a rather basic / minimalistic (pretty much aticonfig initial default with Overlay="Xv" added.) /etc/X11/xorg.conf
                  It still hangs the display with total darkness (monitor does receive sync), after /var/log/Xorg.log says "Exposed events to the /proc interface" ... system needs an NMI / alt-SysRq-B or hard reset to recover.

                  I've parked my Xorg.log.0 from the last unsuccesful attempt at http://pastebin.org/38151
                  For some weirdo reason the kernel module claims Interrupt 18 according to the console while booting, yet later in the Xorg.log I can see it installs the fglrx interrupt handler at IRQ11 ... I'm stumped.

                  -edit- In my Xorg.log it still says the "(II) fglrx(0): [pcie] 261120 kB allocated" in the midst of all the [agp] messages.
                  Can someone for who the new driver is now working on their agp card please check for me whether it still says that in their Xorg.log? If it does say that, then it's not related to my problem, but I've had my suspicions for a while.
                  Last edited by Swoopy; 05-24-2008, 03:36 AM.

                  Comment


                  • Originally posted by fred View Post
                    In conclusion the Linux driver has 79% of the performance of the Windows XP driver!
                    Interesting fact in catalyst (WinXP) the memory clock for my card is set at 500 Mhz and in Linux Catalyst show the memory clock at 400 Mhz 400/500= .8 * 100 = 80%

                    If I could set the memory clock manually in Linux to 500 Mhz I think that the result would be about the same.

                    Note: the result of the time demo is the last result of tree benchmark.
                    I have 400MHz for memory and also 400MHz in Linux, but this release is good I think and need only fix some bugs. With new release I think than all will be ok

                    Comment


                    • Ive finally got it working . At last ati have released drivers for this card. For anybody else using ubuntu I got it working using this guide. http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide .

                      Comment


                      • I also do test with Doom 3, and 2 others application.

                        My config is: Athlon XP 2000+, 2GB Ram, Radeon 2600 PRO 512MB, Fedora 9 (with Fedora 8 Xorg), Windows XP Home with SP3, Catalyst 8.5

                        This is result:

                        Doom 3 Heigh details (Shadows: ON) 1280x1024
                        WinXP: 25 FPS
                        Linux: 21 FPS (84% compare to WinXP performance)

                        Doom 3 Heigh details (Shadows: OFF) 1280x1024
                        WinXP: 35 FPS
                        Linux: 28 FPS (80% compare to WinXP performance)

                        Irrlicht BSP map demo (vertex drawing + textures) 640x480
                        WinXP: 331 FPS
                        Linux: 181 FPS (55% compare to WinXP performance)

                        Irrlicht PerPixel Lighting demo (vertex drawing + textures + Parallax shader) 640x480
                        WinXP: 135 FPS
                        Linux: 110 FPS (81% compare to WinXP performance)

                        The worst performance is in Irrlicht BSP map demo (my standard testing application), so I think than on Linux Drivers vertex drawing is slower than WinXP Drivers, because in other demos when we have shaders etc. difference is smaller. I think than vertex drawing need speed up in next Catalyst and with it, Linux and Windows drivers performance will be similar
                        Last edited by nadro; 05-24-2008, 06:40 AM.

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by Swoopy View Post
                          -edit- In my Xorg.log it still says the "(II) fglrx(0): [pcie] 261120 kB allocated" in the midst of all the [agp] messages.
                          Can someone for who the new driver is now working on their agp card please check for me whether it still says that in their Xorg.log? If it does say that, then it's not related to my problem, but I've had my suspicions for a while.
                          Yes I have a working AGP X1600pro with 512mem and GART 512 and have that message.

                          The 8-5 drivers did not solve the need to set GART to 512 for me.

                          Comment


                          • Gosh, after not less than 6 months i got my sapphire hd2600 pro agp working with fglrx. Better late than never, Ati...
                            I shouldn't complain that much, i can't believe i've got 2d and 3d acceleration, this got me switch back to win for a month, since even scrolling a page was a pain due to vesa driver being the only ones supporting the board.

                            Comment


                            • It doesn't matter now, but did you have a chance to try the open source drivers (radeonhd or radeon) ? Both of them should have worked with your card and while neither had HW acceleration they should have still given much better performance than the vesa driver.

                              Anyways, glad you're up and running now. If it makes you feel any better, Linux and Windows support came at the same time
                              Last edited by bridgman; 05-24-2008, 01:41 PM.

                              Comment


                              • Another succes story!

                                But, I needed to disable AGP by setting "BusType" "PCI" in xorg.conf. But, OTOH, after I did that, I seem to have a working, accelerated 2D desktop, and 3D applications also work! I'd presume performance is subpar because I'm forcing the card into PCI mode, but it is a lot better than no DRI at all and a nearly useless 2D performance. Hope this information is helpful to some .

                                Here Here is a link to my xorg.conf and logs.

                                Btw. when I was testing it in AGP mode, I tried explicitely disabling AGPFastWrites, among other things, but they didn't help. See the xorg.conf.old file in the link above.

                                Though, it should be noted I only have one application installed to test DRI: stepmania Though I'd assume anything more advanced would have even poorer performance. Stepmania is very much playable . Glxgears and fgl_fglrxgears seemed to run OK, even AGP enabled, though

                                But, the bottom line: finally my MSI HD2600 AGP card is useful!

                                p.s. I'm using TV-out, with PAL output. I'm having some problems and there are workarounds, which I won't discuss here since it's OT. If someone is having problems with colours and TV-out, PM me. And, brigdman, if you are interested in getting the tv-out working properly, PM me if you didn't get my previous message, I assume your inbox is full

                                Also, because the TV-out problems I need to switch to a VC and back to VC7 (CTRL+ALT+F1,F7) to get coloured output to my TV. As there have been problems with switching between a VC and the X session and ATI drivers before, this could of course cause some of my problems.

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X