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    loop Guest

    ATI driver + FC3 xorg, a hint...

    Hello,

    In order to get Your ATI accelerated I recommend to:
    rpm -Uvh --allfiles --oldpackage --replacefiles --replacepkgs --repackage <Xorg.6.7>.rpm
    or simply
    rpm -Uvh --allfiles --force --repackage <Xorg.6.7>.rpm

    where <Xorg.6.7>.rpm are all Xorg.6.7 from FC2 (updates).

    The only thing I have resigned from was openmotif-devel-2.2.3-6.i386 (and of course xorg-x11-deprecated-libs-devel-6.8.1-12.i386)

    Instalation/compilation of (fglrx-4.3.0-3.14.6.i386.rpm) the module goes smooth... acceleration ok. (My openGL stuff compiles and runs very well).

    Until ATI will produce a new driver its fine... (Your Xorg.6.8 packages (--repackage switch) You'll most probably find (depends on Your custom rpm config) in default dir: /var/spool/repackage

    I hope this will help, someone...

    My best,
    loop

    PS Personaly I think moving to 6.8 was made to early...

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    zAo Guest
    Do my eyes fool me? No one ever got it to work (Radeon + Xorg 6.8), but you did?

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    loop Guest
    I have installed FC3 just today...
    Compiled the Ati module... but...
    It (the Xsrv) was working until any proc would call any of dri calls/checks (even the fglrxinfo would crash the X).
    A workaround was to disable dri in the xorg.conf but You pay the price of no direct when oGL-ing...
    As I need oGL accelerated I've step back with the Xorg to 6.7.
    So now it's rather FC3 +X6.7 +ATIdri(on Radeon 9700Mobility).

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    b!n42y Guest
    well good work it seems however as though u have just joined - 5 posts ?
    if any1 manages to do this with success id be happy to hear from them.
    i was thinking about getting rid of xorg 6.8 but had no idea how to, so i went back to fc2.
    good work (me newb)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zAo
    Do my eyes fool me? No one ever got it to work (Radeon + Xorg 6.8), but you did?
    I actually didn't understand what you guys say.
    I have radeon+xorg 6.8 and my FC3 fresh install has perfect 3D accelleration
    ?
    oget, the "Pulse against"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogetbilo
    I actually didn't understand what you guys say.
    I have radeon+xorg 6.8 and my FC3 fresh install has perfect 3D accelleration
    ?

    I'm curious. Run GLXGEARS and tell us your FPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcridge
    I'm curious. Run GLXGEARS and tell us your FPS.
    it is around 240-260.
    it was 220 fps when I used Fc2 with external drivers.
    without 3d acceleration it was about 40-60.
    oget, the "Pulse against"

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    nandowong Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by ogetbilo
    it is around 240-260.
    it was 220 fps when I used Fc2 with external drivers.
    without 3d acceleration it was about 40-60.

    same here, in fedora 2 my glxgears ranged from 60 to 200 fps but it made my processor usage step up to 1.79 and 100% usage on my lapton (radeon mobility u1). In fc3 it now shows 197-220 while my cpu frequency stays at 530mhz and about zero % usage. Tux racer works great too. Any good 3d games I can try? counter strike?

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    jcridge Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by ogetbilo
    it is around 240-260.
    it was 220 fps when I used Fc2 with external drivers.
    without 3d acceleration it was about 40-60.
    If you have even a moderate ATI Radeon (8500 - 9000) and 3D acceleration is working correctly you should see it jump up around 1200 - 1500 fps depending on your card. My Dell 600m with a Radeon 9000, 64 MB VRAM and the ATI drivers from ATI's website would consistently get in the high 1400 fps. When it wasn't working correctly (using FCs built-in "radeon" or "ati" drivers) I got between 285 - 320 fps.

    The score you posted makes me believe your 3D acceleration is not working correctly (unless your video card is an ATI Rage 3D or something similar, but even then it should be a little higher than what you posted.

    We'll just have to wait on the new ATI drivers to come out. I hear they are expected toward the end of November.

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    Okay you obviously did not read his post. XORG 6.7 is known to work with the ATI fglrx drivers .. it was broken with the release of 6.8. As a matter of fact I was running XORG 6.7 with good ATI accell through fglrx when I was using gentoo .... I just made sure not to upgrade to 6.8.

    So he isnt the only one to get it to work with 6.7 ... it is a very easy procedure to get fglrx working in xorg 6.7. I just hope ATI comes out with their drivers to support 6.8 though.

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    b!n42y Guest
    ya i just reply to ppl on the hope that sumhow my advice will help ?
    just to CLARIFY things
    yes 6.7 and new drivers work - this is the howto u should be using http://www.fedorafaq.org/#radeon if u still get that error do the rmod step b4 the preceding step which i think is make.

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    maeltor Guest
    Thanks for the advice guys,

    If it works when i get home I'll post some messages to the HowTo creators to get them to add that troubleshooting step to their guides.

    <--Praying for X6.8 support though. I had to give up some stuff that I wanted to roll back.

    -Josh

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    b!n42y Guest
    note please i just realised that the howto has changed so u wont need patches etc, just remember to uninstall previous drivers which is the equivalent of rmod and what i was talking about. But yeah just uninstall those drivers before u start this Howto.

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    lupu Guest
    After searching through multiple forums and finding it "not possible" to have fglrx working(fully) in xorg 6.8 I took some time to see why it worked in Gentoo.
    Every time I'd log in my X session would close(and restart due to runlevel 5), and /var/log/messages would print error messages:
    Nov 11 18:09:37 duality kernel: allocation failed: out of vmalloc space - use vmalloc=<size> to increase size.
    Seems like the finger pointing goes to xorg 6.8 in combination with xscreensaver. After disabling xscreensaver from my kde autostart everything works just fine. No magic involved here
    My version of fglrx is 3.14.6, and yes, this is FC3.

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    zAo Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by lupu
    After searching through multiple forums and finding it "not possible" to have fglrx working(fully) in xorg 6.8 I took some time to see why it worked in Gentoo.
    Every time I'd log in my X session would close(and restart due to runlevel 5), and /var/log/messages would print error messages:
    Nov 11 18:09:37 duality kernel: allocation failed: out of vmalloc space - use vmalloc=<size> to increase size.
    Seems like the finger pointing goes to xorg 6.8 in combination with xscreensaver. After disabling xscreensaver from my kde autostart everything works just fine. No magic involved here
    My version of fglrx is 3.14.6, and yes, this is FC3.
    Could you please make a work-around and put it in How-To? Thanks

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