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  • A way to get 3d support on 3870x2?

    I'm currently using the RadeonHD driver, and it works fine for 2d. I don't think there's any acceleration, although playing videos works 'all right'..

    But i can't find out if it's possible to get some kind of 3d acceleration.

    I'm pretty sure i read somewhere that you actually could, with just using one core on the card, but it seems i have missed HOW exactly to do it.

    So if anyone know where there is an 'easy' description on how to do it, or would just post one here, it'd be real nice

    I have also tried the official ATI driver, but i just can't get that to work at all..

  • #2
    The usual hack is using:

    ChipID 0x9501

    in xorg.conf (Device section) and adding

    the correct id (950F) into the fglrxko_pci_ids.h file before compiling + installing the kernel module. You may have to try serveral drivers (maybe 8-3 or 8-4).

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    • #3
      Ok so i download one of the official ati drivers, unpak that somehow(i have forgotten how), edit 'fglrxko_pci_ids.h' that is in the dir of the extracted driver(?), and then edit the xorg.conf.

      How should it look in the xorg.conf? Just 'ChipID 0x9501' by itself with the {device} start/end?

      Pardon my noobness, it's VERY long since i last touched linux

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      • #4
        Which distro are you using?

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        • #5
          I'm using Ubuntu 8.4 as it seems to be the easiest to get started with....

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          • #6
            The usual hack is using:

            ChipID 0x9501

            in xorg.conf (Device section) and adding

            the correct id (950F) into the fglrxko_pci_ids.h file before compiling + installing the kernel module. You may have to try serveral drivers (maybe 8-3 or 8-4).
            "the correct id (950F) into the fglrxko_pci_ids.h"

            Where do i find this file, and how do i put in the correct id? Do i just edit the file(when found) with VI and put it in a list of ID's?

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            • #7
              How did you install the driver?

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              • #8
                By using "sudo ./ati-driver.....run"

                I've just installed it again and now i get a "white screen of death" when login in.

                I've logged in with the "safe xterm" right now and looking in the xorg.conf file. There's only the "identifier "configured video device""...

                Btw. i'm trying the 8.7 ati driver atm. I installed using the autoinstall mode.
                Last edited by GoBBLeS; 07-22-2008, 06:37 AM.

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                • #9
                  Best come to the IRC or let me login, it is a bit hard to explain.

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                  • #10
                    I just tried to build a Ubuntu specific package, just to try it out.

                    It just creates a directory with alot of different installers, and none of them seems to actually install anything properly, so..blehh

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                    • #11
                      Thats correct, before you do that you can patch the code. But as you installed it using the normal installer use the uninstall script first:

                      sudo /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh

                      Then you extract the driver:

                      sh ati-installer...run --extract 8-7

                      patch it:

                      cd 8-7
                      echo " FGL_ASIC_ID(0x950F)," >> common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/fglrxko_pci_ids.h

                      create packages:

                      ./ati-installer.sh x --buildpkg Ubuntu/hardy

                      install packages:

                      sudo dpkg -i ../*.deb

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                      • #12
                        Ok so DPKG wasn't installed appearently(dependency issues) so i went into synaptic and installed it. As it did so, it seemed to configure a fglx driver. I don't know if that screws the whole thing up..

                        Anyway, the install seemed to work fine, but i think the last thing is how to put the "ChipId .." properly in xorg.conf...? I tried just exchanging the "Video Device driver" with ChipId 0x9501


                        btw. i can't logon to the freenode server, is it down maybe?
                        Last edited by GoBBLeS; 07-22-2008, 07:57 AM.

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                        • #13
                          ...
                          Driver "fglrx"
                          ChipID 0x9501
                          ...

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                          • #14
                            Ok, it says it's installed, there's a little "propritary hardware warning" on the topright corner. But when starting up the Xserver it says that it's running on "low graphics mode" a default vesa driver...

                            no 3D works either..

                            Soo, should i just try out an older Ati driver and see if that works?

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                            • #15
                              Somebody with 8-3 or 8-4 reported success.

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