Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 13 of 13

Thread: No support 3D acceleration for ATI Legacy Cards in Ubuntu 10.04, options?

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    6,622

    Default

    You really start to hate kms when you want to be able to unload the drivers. Would be nice if somebody could explain me how to switch to a default text console and unload the driver in a script which is not executed via ssh. That's a basic requirement to install binary drivers later. There is basically a hack that can be used to unload, but that kills the vt. For reference you can try this:
    Code:
    for x in $(ls /sys/class/vtconsole/*/bind 2>/dev/null); do echo 0 > $x; done
    rmmod radeon ttm drm_kms_helper drm
    Of course X needs to be stopped while you do that.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Linuxland
    Posts
    5,102

    Default

    @RealNC: Only vesa resolutions supported, no widescreen there

    @Kano: That is possible? Thanks, didn't know of that.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Under the bridge
    Posts
    2,142

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by curaga View Post
    @RealNC: Only vesa resolutions supported, no widescreen there
    There are extended VESA resolutions for widescreen monitors (I say 'extended' for lack of a better term). My Nvidia laptop has a 1680x1050 monitor and it was possible to boot at that resolution using the Nvidia blob (the KMS driver would do that out of the box).

    Very slow, unfortunately, Ati seems to provide a faster framebuffer for some reason.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •