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Thread: GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H w/ ATI HD 3300

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    Default GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H w/ ATI HD 3300

    Hi I am interesting in upgrading to the GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H motherboard. This has the new ATI SB750 chip in it with the ATI HD 3300 integrated GPU. I was wondering if anyone has extensively tested this board in Linux and if everything works well?

    If I do buy this board I would be installing it in a Gentoo 32-bit environment with the 2.6.26 Linux kernel.

    Also I didn't see the ATI HD 3300 on the supported cards list for the newest fglrx driver. Is it fully supported? I know the HD 4xxx series has been supported in past releases and it wasn't listed on their site.

    Sincerely,
    Sirus

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    I am also interested into this board. Does anyone has some info about it under Linux?


    Thanks

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    Hello everyone!

    My first post today!

    I bought this board (Gigabyte MA790GP-DS4H) yesterday and I'm just beginning to try out everything.

    I just booted my old Ubuntu 8.04 system (which used an AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton, ASUS EN6600GT and MSI K7N2 board before) and it worked!
    I had to switch to Vesa first to get X running. I also tried fglrx from Ubuntu repository and the newest one from ati.amd.com and radeonhd. Sadly both don't seem to support the Onboard HD3300 yet.

    We should stay tuned...
    Beleriand

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    show me:

    lspci -nn|grep 0300

    then i can tell you if fglrx supports it.

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    Hello Beleriand! Thanks for the info...

    Maybe Kano will be able to help you...

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    Ok, here is my output:

    Code:
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon HD 3300 Graphics [1002:9614]

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    You can not use Xserver 1.5, that means no Ubuntu 8.10, but for 8.04.1 this script should do:

    http://kanotix.com/files/install-fglrx-debian.sh

    you can even use -v 8-9 for latest driver (disabled by default due to dri bug with Xorg 7.1.1).

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    Hi Kano,

    I tried your script with 8.8 and 8.9. Both didn't work out of the box. I read the output of it but didn't unterstand everything. It is using the package building of the ati-driver-installer-8-X-x86.x86_64.run and builds an intrepid package, isn't it? Since I am using 8.04 which is called hardy and you said it won't work for 8.10 which is intrepid I am a bit confused. My kernel is 2.6.24. Maybe your script needs some 2.6.27 ?

    I'm going to buy an HD4850 in october/november I think which will solve my fps-problems playing games with windows, and it will also fix any problems with hardware acceleration under linux, but still this board is a very interesting one for every office-pc, silent-pc, htpc and linux user (not playing games but watching hd) though theres no need of an extra graphics card. It would be a shame not to get it work under linux.

    If you want me to test something else, I could do that.

    Beleriand

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    Well intrepid target is correct. You don't need hardy target, it is the same. I only add patches for 2.6.27 using dkms, which is not used for 2.6.24. Can you specify what errors you got? If you really want to buy a new card in the price range of a 4850 I would prefer Nvidia 9800 GTX+, you will be much more happy with that on linux *g*.

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    Here is what I did with your script:

    I logged out Gnome, logged in to console, sh yourscript -v 8-9 (I also tried 8.8 before), finally your script restarted gdm and I logged in. After logging in there are some kind of graphic errors for a moment and I think Ubuntu is falling back to Mesa in this moment. Yeah and then Mesa thats it. I see everything configured in xorg.conf, but its always falling back.

    This is the same behaviour I had using just the ati-driver-installer*.run. After your script was failing I tried the instructions on http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...atalyst_8.8.29
    resulting again in the same Mesa ending. Refering to this release note HD3300 should be supported. Maybe I should try Removing Mesa Drivers.

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