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Thread: ATI Radeon 9200SE Driver for Fedora Core 6

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    Default ATI Radeon 9200SE Driver for Fedora Core 6

    Hello reader(s)!

    I am very excited to have switched over to Linux (Fedora Core 6) from WHINEdose XP. Everything went without a hitch, and the system is working fine. I even installed Flash 9, java and many other stuff myself

    I have recently found out the video card driver that comes with Fedora Core 6 is limited in graphics acceleration and that I'd have to install the ATI driver to make it fully functional.

    Therefore, I have downloaded ATI's Proprietary Linux Driver 8.28.8 installer. Installing process was simple, until the end where it told me it experienced problems and told me to read the logs from the following file:
    /usr/share/fglrx/fglrx-install.log

    I checked the file and it contained the following text/error:
    ==========================
    initializing...
    Error:
    kernel includes at /lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2925.fc6/build/include do not match current kernel.
    they are versioned as ""
    instead of "2.6.20-1.2925.fc6".
    you might need to adjust your symlinks:
    - /usr/include
    - /usr/src/linux
    [Error] Kernel Module : Failed to compile kernel module - please consult readme.



    To make it easier on any kind person trying to help me, I'll list my system details below:
    uname -a
    Linux basement.linux.mo 2.6.20-1.2925.fc6 #1 SMP Sat Mar 10 19:15:16 EST 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

    cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 15
    model : 2
    model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
    stepping : 5
    cpu MHz : 2800.250
    cache size : 512 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings : 1
    core id : 0
    cpu cores : 1
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 2
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe up cid xtpr
    bogomips : 5602.15
    clflush size : 64


    rpm -qa | grep 'kernel' -i
    kernel-2.6.19-1.2911.6.5.fc6
    kernel-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6
    kernel-module-ATI-fglrx-2.6.19-1.2911.6.4.fc6-8.28.8-1.fc6
    kernel-devel-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6
    kernel-devel-2.6.19-1.2911.6.5.fc6
    kernel-headers-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6



    If you understand what I am going through and/or are able to help/guide me, I'll forever be grateful if you could! I hope this post is as detailed as needed, and if you'd like further information... please don't hesitate to ask. All input is important to me and will greatly be appreciated!

    Cheers!

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    I haven't yet upgraded the 8.28.8 legacy scripts for the 2.6.20 support. But why not use the open-source driver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I haven't yet upgraded the 8.28.8 legacy scripts for the 2.6.20 support. But why not use the open-source driver?
    Sounds like a great idea, but where can I find such driver? Thanks for the reply!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodz View Post
    Sounds like a great idea, but where can I find such driver? Thanks for the reply!

    It should be enabled by default and ready for use in Fedora 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    It should be enabled by default and ready for use in Fedora 6.
    Oh according to my buddy, that driver doesn't fully accelerate graphics. I can tell because when I do glxgears, it's giving me 700FPS, when it should be in the 1900s for this card.

    Please forgive me if I sound ignorant, I'm just new to gaming in Fedora... I did everything else perfectly.

    Thanks for your time, hopefully I can get this thing done and fully enjoy my Fedora.

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    glxgears doesn't mean much.

    what is the result of the command glxinfo | grep direct ?

    If you saw on the net that a 9200 should get 1900 at glxgears, rembember that you have a 9200se which is handicapped by a 64bit memory bus.

    If you really want to use the fglrx drivers, roll back your kernel to the original 2.6.16 and install the 8.28 version of the fglrx drivers. If you do this, in order to prevent your kernel from being upgraded again, make sure you edit the file /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo and add to it, the line exclude=kernel kernel-devel kernel-headers, this in order to insure that your kernel
    Last edited by glussier; 03-24-2007 at 10:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glussier View Post
    glxgears doesn't mean much.

    what is the result of the command glxinfo | grep direct ?

    If you saw on the net that a 9200 should get 1900 at glxgears, rembember that you have a 9200se which is handicapped by a 64bit memory bus.

    If you really want to use the fglrx drivers, roll back your kernel to the original 2.6.16 and install the 8.28 version of the fglrx drivers. If you do this, in order to prevent your kernel from being upgraded again, make sure you edit the file /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo and add to it, the line exclude=kernel kernel-devel kernel-headers, this in order to insure that your kernel
    Hello,

    Sorry for the late response... been away from home.

    glxinfo | grep direct command returns Direct rendering: No

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    Can you show the content of /etc/X11/xorg.conf ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glussier View Post
    Can you show the content of /etc/X11/xorg.conf ?
    Sure mate, its content is the following:

    Code:
    # Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
            Identifier     "single head configuration"
            Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
            InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier  "Keyboard0"
            Driver      "kbd"
            Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
            Option      "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            Identifier  "Videocard0"
            Driver      "radeon"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Screen0"
            Device     "Videocard0"
            DefaultDepth     24
            SubSection "Display"
                    Viewport   0 0
                    Depth     24
                    Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            EndSubSection
    EndSection

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