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    Default Problem with ati drivers /w a 9600

    Hello Everyone!

    I was sent this way by dennis at mythdora.com, he said you guys were the experts when it came to linux video driver so I'm here to seek your assistance!

    http://www.mythdora.com/?q=node/3658

    You can get most of the info there but after fighting with the ati drivers for a while I have them working but my cpu usage problem has stayed the same. This is a mythtv frontend box running mythdora (fedora+mythtv on one dvd).

    the drivers I'm using right now are ATI Catalyst™ 8.6 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver.

    Well I took it off my workbench, hooked it up to the tv and all was going well till I tried to play a video and got terrible lagg again. Just sitting in recorded programs uses ~20% cpu (16% is mythfrontend) then as soon as I open a video X jumps to 86%.

    fglrxinfo at xterm
    display: :0.0 screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: ATI RADEON 9600 Series
    OpenGL version string: 2.1.7659 Release

    glxinfo | grep direct
    direct rendering: Yes

    rpm -qa | grep fglrx
    nothing

    remember this was working perfectly on md4, and transfers across the wired network at ~11MB.

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    anybody got any ideas?

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    I didn't see your x log and conf files pasted anywhere; can you stick them up on pastebin or something ?

    From the other thread it looks like the kernel module isn't initializing right so you aren't getting any acceleration (hence the high CPU utilization).

    The freeze-up while downloading sounds odd though, like maybe something else in your system got toasted by the lightning strike ?

    Which driver were you running before ? Reading between the lines it sounds like you were running radeon ?

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