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  • #21
    Use the latest ati driver (i mean the open source driver), not radeon. It works!

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    • #22
      Thanks a lot Execute_Method, I will try that soon. Maybe that's why it wasn't working the whole time.
      Is the r300 module used for the R500 series as well?

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      • #23
        Originally posted by Extreme Coder View Post
        Thanks a lot Execute_Method, I will try that soon. Maybe that's why it wasn't working the whole time.
        Is the r300 module used for the R500 series as well?
        I do believe so.. BTW, I'm almost certain it will fix your problems. I had the same issue a month (before it was in testing) ago when I built the whole thing from PKGBUILDs. It took me a while to figure that one out.

        I have an x1650(rv535)AGP.

        using xorg1.5-rc6, mesa 7.1-1, ati6.9.

        FYI, I was never able to get the radeonhd driver to work right....plus I think the ati driver is still better for our cards.
        Last edited by Execute_Method; 09-10-2008, 08:34 AM.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by oblidor View Post
          Use the latest ati driver (i mean the open source driver), not radeon. It works!
          it's the same thing....in xorg.conf I specify "radeon"... The closed source is "FGLRX".

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          • #25
            It didn't work
            And I was almost sure it will work this time :/

            libgl's dri files conflict with xf86-video-ati's dri files (r300 and radeon). I tried launching X, once with the DRI files from libgl, once with xf86-video-ati's, same results

            I hope that it will improve once X server 1.5 and X.org 7.4 move from testing to core..

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            • #26
              I've had crashes on my test box recently:
              When radeon isn't loaded (the kernel module) when X is started.
              When fglrx is loaded when I start X.

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              • #27
                From the radeonhd x.org wiki:
                http://www.x.org/wiki/radeonhd%3ADRI

                Check it out, it might help you.
                The process about the same for radeon!

                BTW I'm pretty sure(according to build order) that the r300&radeon driver files (provided by libgl) have to be in place *BEFORE* building ati.

                The subsystems have to be built and installed in the following order:

                * dri2proto
                *

                mesa (add --with-dri-drivers=radeon,r300,swrast to ./autogen.sh to speed up the build considerably)
                * Xserver: If using x86_64 we need to build the xserver, which is quite painful:
                o xextproto
                o xproto (is named x11proto in the git repository)
                o inputproto
                o pixman
                o xserver
                o xf86-input-mouse
                o xf86-input-keyboard
                o xf86-input-evdev (if used)
                * radeonhd
                Last edited by Execute_Method; 09-11-2008, 04:46 PM.

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                • #28
                  You wrote that you are using Arch Linux, like me. Can you try xf86-video-ati from both core and testing? Is it still broken? I use r300 right now but I want to move to r500 just like you and I plan to use xf86-video-ati driver.

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                  • #29
                    There was no change in packages as far as I can see, why would it make a different result now?

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                    • #30
                      I can prepare PKGBUILD with latest xf86-video-ati and Mesa to build xf86-video-ati package for you.

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