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    Default ATI x1300 fglrx driver Ubuntu

    has anyone had any real success with the fglrx driver on Ubuntu? I'm using it, Compiz is working but anything that uses gl just crashes X.

    My card is a PowerColor ATI x1300 512Mb and the relevant sections of my (current) xorg.conf looks like this:


    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
    Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    Option "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Generic Video Card"
    Driver "fglrx"
    Busid "PCI:2:0:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
    Driver "fglrx"
    Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
    Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
    Option "Capabilities" "0x00000800"
    Option "UseFastTLS" "2"
    Option "KernelModuleParm" "locked-userpages=0"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "Generic Video Card"
    Monitor "CMC 19AW"
    Defaultdepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    ****

    Ommitting display depths here...



    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
    Device "aticonfig-Device[0]"
    Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
    Defaultdepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "1"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AIGLX" "off"
    EndSection

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistermax View Post
    has anyone had any real success with the fglrx driver on Ubuntu? I'm using it, Compiz is working but anything that uses gl just crashes X.
    Maybe you could be a bit more specific about which opengl programs that crash with your fglrx driver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teroedni View Post
    Maybe you could be a bit more specific about which opengl programs that crash with your fglrx driver?
    Sure thing-

    currently on my machine and crashing x are:
    Briquolo
    Crack Attack
    Tremulous
    Google Earth

    other applications that run, but really poorly include xmame, dvd playback etc.

    display: :0.0 screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: Radeon X1300 / X1550 Series
    OpenGL version string: 2.0.6958 Release

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    have you tried disabled compiz to see if that causes the problems?

    And about dvd playback being slow. Have you installed all the codecs nessesary for it to work?


    Here is a great page explaining that part
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...ight=%28dvd%29
    Last edited by teroedni; 12-18-2007 at 01:36 PM.

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    I take it you're using XGL? OpenGL apps. will cause problems if both are used at the same time, the same goes for any full screen rendering (unless the cards is beefy enough).

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    Yes I've got the Codecs; I've been using MPlayer, then Totem and more recently VLC for some time now (probably about 4 years), so when I set up a machine one of the first things I configure is the codec support. Thanks though.

    I believe I am using XGL, yes.

    Is it basically down to a choice between having compiz or having 3D applications? If so it really isn't a great choice. As for beefy, well the x1300 isn't top of the line, no, but it should be sufficient for most tasks.. http://www.elitebastards.com/cms/ind...ask=view&id=26

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    Could be the same problem as me

    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6958

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    Code:
    fglrxinfo -display :0
    and

    Code:
    fglrxinfo -display :1
    If you get overly different outcomes, then it's the same problem as I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistermax View Post
    Yes I've got the Codecs; I've been using MPlayer, then Totem and more recently VLC for some time now (probably about 4 years), so when I set up a machine one of the first things I configure is the codec support. Thanks though.

    I believe I am using XGL, yes.

    Is it basically down to a choice between having compiz or having 3D applications? If so it really isn't a great choice. As for beefy, well the x1300 isn't top of the line, no, but it should be sufficient for most tasks.. http://www.elitebastards.com/cms/ind...ask=view&id=26
    There are always the newer drivers (current ones are 7.11), which let you use AIGLX for Compiz instead of XGL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmael View Post
    Could be the same problem as me

    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6958

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    Code:
    fglrxinfo -display :0
    and

    Code:
    fglrxinfo -display :1
    If you get overly different outcomes, then it's the same problem as I.
    well, the output of that, with the latest driver, is like this:

    max@scunner:~$ fglrxinfo -display :0
    display: :0.0 screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: Radeon X1300 / X1550 Series
    OpenGL version string: 2.1.7170 Release

    max@scunner:~$ fglrxinfo -display :0
    max@scunner:~$ fglrxinfo -display :1
    display: :1.0 screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
    OpenGL version string: 1.2 (2.1 Mesa 7.0.1)

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