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Can you post the steps you took to make it work properly and post your xorg.conf please?
Until just recently, I was running Catalyst 8.3 with a Sapphire Radion 9550 AGP card, on a Fedora 8 x86-64 system. First I installed the Catalyst 8.4 driver, which still worked fine with the 9550. Then I sawpped out that card for the Sapphire X1950 Pro 512MB AGP, and that worked fine too. I didn't change any configuration, and I don't have anything special in the xorg.conf, which can be seen below.
I have not tried Compiz or any of the other compositing stuff that people seem to routinely have trouble with. I've run a few games, though, and it seems to work fine.
I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 and didn't like this driver. When I restart X after installing it I had no 3D support, and a reboot later I got black screen of death.
I read in the unofficial wiki that you can fix it by changing the memory from dedicated to shared, but I'm on a X200M and can't reduce the shared memory because my BIOS don't let that.
8.3 gives me a broken X.
b) I still cannot play World of Warcraft full-screen at 1680x1050. (Wine 0.9.58, OpenGL mode.) However, with fglrx 8.4 at least WoW doesn't lock up the entire laptop immediately at the login screen any more. Now it completely locks up after a few seconds actual play instead. I suppose that this is progress, of a sort...
I had the same problem – running Ubuntu Hardy on the same hardware. I solved it by adding the “virtual” workaround which was needed for 8-2 to get OpenGL working.
Hello everybody i have an ATI RADEON HD2600 PRO AGP.
And it's working perfectely with compiz!!.
Here's how i did it maybe it works for you too:
Download the latest driver from ATI (http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html)
sudo apt-get update
sudo sh ./ati-driver-installer-8-5-x86_64.run
sudo aticonfig --initial
sudo aticonfig -overlay-type=Xv
And that's it. Now you can go to ATI CAtalyst.
And one thing, this didn't work when i started ubuntu whith the 2...17 kernel, it only worked with 2....16 kernel.
Before it worked on my ubuntu, i had a lot of drivers and things in my pc, so i reinstalled ubuntu, and then i tried and worked.
Hope this works to all of you too.
Here's what it shows me when i do "fglrxinfo":
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro AGP
OpenGL version string: 2.1.7537 Release