I've been driving myself nuts trying to verify/fix my issues with a X1300 card (Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop). I don't know much about these things, but I have it working now partially. glxgears gives about 100fps, which seems very low. fgl_glxgears gives 150-200fps.

I'm running gentoo with xorg-7.1 (recently stable on gentoo) and ati-drivers-8.27.10. I've tried both 8.28.8 (seems to work the same) and 8.29.6 (doesn't work). Kernel is 2.6.17-gentoo-r8. Before I upgraded xorg I was running 7.0 and apart from an error about AIXGL everything was running as now.

What really caused me to believe something is amiss was dualbooting with SUSE and over there I get 800fps with glxgears. The ati driver is 8.26.18, however, the kernel is older and xorg I guess is too. So I tried to clone the SUSE setup without much success and I'm stuck.

Anyone have a clue what I'm doing wrong?

I know 8.29.6 has been released, but on my system it fails with..

Code:
(EE) fglrx(0): PreInitDAL failed
(EE) fglrx(0): PreInit failed
I also tried upgrading to kernel 2.6.18-gentoo-r1 without any luck.

Code:
$ xvinfo
X-Video Extension version 2.2
screen #0
 no adaptors present
Code:
$ glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating,
    GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_OML_swap_method,
    GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_hyperpipe,
    GLX_SGIX_swap_barrier, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig
client glx vendor string: ATI
client glx version string: 1.3
client glx extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context,
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_ARB_multisample,
    GLX_ATI_pixel_format_float, GLX_ATI_render_texture
GLX version: 1.2
GLX extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context,
    GLX_ARB_multisample
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 Generic
OpenGL version string: 2.0.5946 (8.27.10)
OpenGL extensions:
    GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array,
    GL_S3_s3tc, GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_fragment_program,
    GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow, GL_ARB_fragment_shader,
    GL_ARB_multisample, GL_ARB_occlusion_query, GL_ARB_point_parameters,
    GL_ARB_point_sprite, GL_ARB_shader_objects, GL_ARB_shading_language_100,
    GL_ARB_shadow, GL_ARB_shadow_ambient, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp,
    GL_ARB_texture_compression, GL_ARB_texture_cube_map,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_add, GL_ARB_texture_env_combine,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3,
    GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_ARB_transpose_matrix,
    GL_ARB_vertex_blend, GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object, GL_ARB_vertex_program,
    GL_ARB_vertex_shader, GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_ARB_draw_buffers,
    GL_ATI_draw_buffers, GL_ATI_element_array, GL_ATI_envmap_bumpmap,
    GL_ATI_fragment_shader, GL_ATI_map_object_buffer, GL_ATI_separate_stencil,
    GL_ATI_shader_texture_lod, GL_ATI_texture_compression_3dc,
    GL_ATI_texture_env_combine3, GL_ATI_texture_float,
    GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once, GL_ATI_vertex_array_object,
    GL_ATI_vertex_attrib_array_object, GL_ATI_vertex_streams,
    GL_ATIX_texture_env_combine3, GL_ATIX_texture_env_route,
    GL_ATIX_vertex_shader_output_point_size, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra,
    GL_EXT_blend_color, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate, GL_EXT_blend_minmax,
    GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_clip_volume_hint,
    GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_framebuffer_object,
    GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays, GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_point_parameters,
    GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
    GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap,
    GL_EXT_texgen_reflection, GL_EXT_texture3D,
    GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_cube_map,
    GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine,
    GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic,
    GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp,
    GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_texture_rectangle, GL_EXT_vertex_array,
    GL_EXT_vertex_shader, GL_HP_occlusion_test, GL_NV_blend_square,
    GL_NV_occlusion_query, GL_NV_texgen_reflection, GL_SGI_color_matrix,
    GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, GL_SGIS_texture_border_clamp,
    GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp, GL_SGIS_texture_lod, GL_SUN_multi_draw_arrays

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