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    Default ATI Radeon X1950 Driver Problems

    Running OpenSUSE 10.3 KDE Edition 32-Bit:

    I've just installed the ATI Driver using the 1 click install and sax2 reports that 3d acceleration is not possible. I then notice that my Monitor is detected as ATI and my Graphics card is detected as Vesa Framebuffer Graphics.

    The card is an ATI Radeon x1950 Pro and this is the output of xorg.conf after installing the drivers:

    Code:
    # /.../
    # SaX generated X11 config file
    # Created on: 2008-06-08T11:00:58+0100.
    #
    # Version: 8.1
    # Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
    # Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
    #
    # Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)
    # PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
    #
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Layout[all]"
        Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
        Option        "Clone" "off"
        Option        "Xinerama" "off"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
        InputDevices   "/dev/gpmdata"
        InputDevices   "/dev/input/mice"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/local"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
        FontPath     "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "type1"
        Load  "freetype"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load  "glx"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
        Option        "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard[0]"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option        "Protocol" "Standard"
        Option        "XkbLayout" "gb"
        Option        "XkbModel" "microsoftpro"
        Option        "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse[1]"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option        "Buttons" "9"
        Option        "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option        "Name" "ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse"
        Option        "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
        Option        "Vendor" "Sysp"
        Option        "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Modes"
        Identifier     "Modes[0]"
        ModeLine     "1280x1024" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor[0]"
        VendorName   "CMO"
        ModelName    "CMC 17"
        UseModes     "Modes[0]"
        DisplaySize  338    270
        HorizSync    30.0 - 82.0
        VertRefresh  43.0 - 76.0
        Option        "CalcAlgorithm" "XServerPool"
        Option        "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
        Option        "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
        Option        "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
        Option        "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Device[0]"
        Driver      "fbdev"
        VendorName  "VESA"
        BoardName   "Framebuffer Graphics"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]"
        Driver      "fglrx"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen[0]"
        Device     "Device[0]"
        Monitor    "Monitor[0]"
        SubSection "Display"
            Depth     16
            Modes    "default"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
        Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]"
        Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
            Viewport   0 0
            Depth     24
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
        Group        "video"
        Mode         0660
    EndSection
    And this is the output of fglrxinfo:

    Code:
    display: :0.0  screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: Radeon X1950 Series
    OpenGL version string: 2.1.7412 Release
    As you can see this reports that the driver is working properly and so does Catalyst Control centre. However it clearly isn't working properly because 2d and 3d Acceleration performance is terrible.

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    Default Re: ATI Radeon X1950 Driver Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Vince4Amy View Post
    Code:
    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Device[0]"
        Driver      "fbdev"
        VendorName  "VESA"
        BoardName   "Framebuffer Graphics"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]"
        Driver      "fglrx"
    EndSection
    I don't have an ATI card, and I have never tried to hand edit an xorg.conf file (last time I editted such a file with any degree of seriousness was in 1998, editing x86free.conf (or some file name like that, before xorg.conf), I can't remember).

    Still, I have quoted something out of your xorg.conf that looks strange to me.

    Do you really intend to have two device sections? with two possibilities coded?

    My guess is what you need to put in place for the "driver" (whether it be "fbdev" or "fglrx") could be related to your solution.

    Hopefully someone else who is more familiar with ATI cards can chime in here.

    Good luck, and thankyou for participating in our forum.

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    Default Re: ATI Radeon X1950 Driver Problems

    Thanks, but I tried that and it didn't work.

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    Default Re: ATI Radeon X1950 Driver Problems

    Setting up an ATI card in 10.3 is a pain, but as your avatar
    says, 11.0 is just 9 days away and there I have found it's a
    picnic, so have patience! But as you did use a one-click in-
    staller it should be possible to get it to work in 10.3 too.
    What option(s) did you use when running sax, I suggest you
    run it as this in runlevel 3:
    sax2 -r
    The easiest way to get into runlevel 3 is to open up a ter-
    minal, su to root ant type init 3. After sax has finished
    just type init 5 and see if it works.
    Good luck!

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    Default Re: ATI Radeon X1950 Driver Problems

    Vince4Amy wrote:

    >
    > Running OpenSUSE 10.3 KDE Edition 32-Bit:
    >
    > I've just installed the ATI Driver using the 1 click install and sax2
    > reports that 3d acceleration is not possible. I then notice that my
    > Monitor is detected as ATI and my Graphics card is detected as Vesa
    > Framebuffer Graphics.


    Try running fgl_glxgears (installed when ATI driver is installed). If you
    see the spinning cube with gears on each face, then 3D is working.
    fgl_glxgears will not work if the ATI isn't running correctly.

    For a long time now I have ignored Sax2's 3D support when using the ATI
    driver. I only use Sax2 now to setup my monitor.

    --
    Alvin

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    Default Re: ATI Radeon X1950 Driver Problems

    You can also try the following command

    sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx

    to load the driver and see if this is working.

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    Default Re: ATI Radeon X1950 Driver Problems

    Thanks for the help everyone. However I have decided to now wait until openSUSE 11 as I have backed up all data and I'm ready to upgrade as soon as it's released, though I intend to give the Release Candidate a try later on today.

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    Default Re: ATI Radeon X1950 Driver Problems

    If you like to give it a try nonetheless, here is my xorg.conf for my x1950 AGP

    Code:
    # /.../
    # SaX generated X11 config file
    # Created on: 2008-01-31T17:58:23+0100.
    #
    # Version: 8.1
    # Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
    # Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
    #
    # Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)
    # PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
    #
    
    Section "Files"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/local"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
      FontPath     "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
      InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
      InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
      Option       "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
      Option       "IgnoreABI" "on"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
      Load         "glx"
      Load         "type1"
      Load         "extmod"
      Load         "dbe"
      Load         "freetype"
      Load         "dri"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver       "kbd"
      Identifier   "Keyboard[0]"
      Option       "Protocol" "Standard"
      Option       "XkbLayout" "de"
      Option       "XkbModel" "logiinkse"
      Option       "XkbRules" "xfree86"
      Option       "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver       "mouse"
      Identifier   "Mouse[1]"
      Option       "Buttons" "5"
      Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
      Option       "Name" "MX310"
      Option       "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
      Option       "Vendor" "Logitech"
      Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "Monitor"
      Option       "CalcAlgorithm" "XServerPool"
      DisplaySize  375 301
      HorizSync    30-80
      Identifier   "Monitor[0]"
      ModelName    "K-19"
      Option       "DPMS"
      VendorName   "AIC"
      VertRefresh  43-75
      UseModes     "Modes[0]"
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "Modes"
      Identifier   "Modes[0]"
      Modeline      "1280x1024" 108 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "Screen"
      DefaultDepth 24
      SubSection "Display"
        Depth      15
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
      EndSubSection
      SubSection "Display"
        Depth      16
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
      EndSubSection
      SubSection "Display"
        Depth      24
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
      EndSubSection
      SubSection "Display"
        Depth      8
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
      EndSubSection
      Device       "Device[0]"
      Identifier   "Screen[0]"
      Monitor      "Monitor[0]"
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "Device"
      BoardName    "Radeon X1950 Series (RV570 7280)"
      Driver       "fglrx"
      Identifier   "Device[0]"
      Option       "FSAADisableGamma" "no"
      Option       "CapabilitiesEx" "0x00000000"
      Option       "FSAAMSPosY0" "0.000000"
      Option       "FSAAMSPosX3" "0.000000"
      Option       "mtrr" "off"
      Option       "FSAAMSPosX4" "0.000000"
      Option       "FSAAMSPosY1" "0.000000"
      Option       "FSAAMSPosY2" "0.000000"
      Option       "ForceGenericCPU" "no"
      Option       "FSAAMSPosX5" "0.000000"
      Option       "FSAAScale" "1"
      Option       "GammaCorrectionI" "0x00000000"
      Option       "FSAAMSPosX0" "0.000000"
      Option       "FSAAMSPosY3" "0.000000"
      Option       "no_accel" "no"
      Option       "FSAAMSPosY4" "0.000000"
      Option       "FSAACustomizeMSPos" "no"
      Option       "UseFastTLS" "0"
      Option       "FSAAMSPosY5" "0.000000"
      Option       "FSAAEnable" "no"
      Option       "BlockSignalsOnLock" "on"
      Option       "GammaCorrectionII" "0x00000000"
      Option       "KernelModuleParm" "locked-userpages=0"
      Option       "Capabilities" "0x00000000"
      Option       "no_dri" "no"
      Option       "VideoOverlay" "on"
      Option       "PseudoColorVisuals" "off"
      Option       "StereoSyncEnable" "1"
      Option       "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"
      Option       "FSAAMSPosX1" "0.000000"
      Option       "Stereo" "off"
      Option       "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
      Option       "FSAAMSPosX2" "0.000000"
      Option       "ScreenOverlap" "0"
      Option       "CenterMode" "off"
      Screen       0
      VendorName   "ATI"
    EndSection
    
    
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
      Identifier   "Layout[all]"
      InputDevice  "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
      InputDevice  "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
      Option       "Clone" "off"
      Option       "Xinerama" "off"
      Screen       "Screen[0]"
      Option       "aiglx" "true"
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "DRI"
        Group      "video"
        Mode       0660
    EndSection
    
    Section "Extensions"
      Option       "DAMAGE" "false"
      Option       "Composite" "Enable"
    EndSection

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    Post Re: ATI Radeon X1950 Driver Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Vince4Amy View Post
    Thanks for the help everyone. However I have decided to now wait until openSUSE 11 as I have backed up all data and I'm ready to upgrade as soon as it's released, though I intend to give the Release Candidate a try later on today.
    I've been running the 11.0 RC1 bits (and just finished updating today to GM bits) and I have the X1650PRO (and in AGP, no less); what I did instead is download the Catalyst 8.5 driver and follow the *hard way* method (selecting a 10.3-based target, though I have a much later kernel) and, once the installer was done, I dropped down to init 3 (as root, of course) and ran the following:

    aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf

    followed by

    sax2 -m -r 0=fglrx

    The first line makes the changes based on your *existing* configuration of X (handy if you are changing cards, but NOT monitors, or simply did a driver rebuild after a kernel upgrade).
    The second line is a workaround for a conflict between the driver and SaX2 as far as 3D support goes (and is actually referred to in /usr/share/docs/packages/fglrx/README.SuSE). While the open-source radeonhd driver *is* included with openSuSE 11.0, that driver has no 3D support (compiz works, but compiz-fusion and 3D games do not). The Catalysts have a different tradeoff: compiz and compiz-fusion both work, however, 3D gaming and video-overlay usage both have issues.

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    Default Re: ATI Radeon X1950 Driver Problems

    I've tested RC1 with the ATI Repository and it's producing the same results even after running the aticonfig command and the sax2 one. Are there any instructions for the Step by Step install of the Driver available from the ATI site for OpenSUSE 11.0 because I haven't found any suitable ones yet.

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