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Thread: Catalyst 8.11 and Radeon 9600/9700 (R300)

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    Default Catalyst 8.11 and Radeon 9600/9700 (R300)

    Has anyone been able to run Catalyst 8.11 drivers on a Radeon 9600/9700 based machine yet? So far all my attempts with Ubuntu 8.11 and Gentoo have failed at module load time with errors like this:
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    [fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 928 MBytes.
    [fglrx:drm_alloc] *ERROR* [driver] Allocating 0 bytes
    [fglrx:firegl_init_device_list] *ERROR* Out of memory when allocating device 
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    [fglrx:firegl_init_module] *ERROR* firegl_init_devices failed
    I have read that issues with the AGP bus is causing it. Have there been any new developments on this front?

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    How much memory do you use? 32 or 64 bit? PAE enabled kernel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    How much memory do you use? 32 or 64 bit? PAE enabled kernel?
    I'm on a 512 MB laptop 32-bit pentium-m. I'm not sure if PAE is enabled or not, it's the stock ubuntu intrepid kernel.

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    As mentioned in other threads, I've got the same problem. Hardware is a Mobility Radeon 9700 with 64MB. I'm running 32 Bit Ubuntu Intrepid with its standard kernel.

    The problem appeared in the 8.10-Ubuntu-Special-Edition of fglrx and was not fixed in 8.11 (official installer).

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    Well some old Pentium M do not support pae, check

    grep pae /proc/cpuinfo

    If it does you can try the server kernel in the repository and see if it makes any difference.
    Last edited by Kano; 11-25-2008 at 03:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    Well some old Pentium M do not support pae, check

    grep pae /proc/cmdline
    I assume you meant /proc/cpuinfo... Either way PAE is not available. It appears I got a Dothan just before the 533 MHz bus w/ PAE enabled. Do the Catalyst drivers require PAE?

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    Yes, i meant that. Well it does not require it, it was just an option to try. My RV410 still runs with fglrx, not really optimal, but i can at least debug the fglrx packageing

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    I see the RV410 also runs on PCI-E bus...sigh. Maybe it's time to play TAPS and just move on.

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    @Kano

    i have same problem, ati mobility 9700 on ubuntu intrepid 8.10 (768 mb ram, 32 bit, pentium-M dothan)

    grep pae /proc/cpuinfo -> nothing, cpu doesn't support PAE

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    Well you can compile another kernel for testing. Maybe 2.6.26 series or get one older 2.6.24 from hardy (don't forget the 2 header packages).

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