This is bit strange? even if i do Option "BusType" "AGP"Code:(II) fglrx(0): Using adapter: 1:0.0. (II) fglrx(0): [FB] Find the MC FB aperturs range(MCFBBase = 0xf0000000, MCFBSiz e = 0x10000000) (--) fglrx(0): VideoRAM: 262144 kByte, Type: DDR2 (II) fglrx(0): AGP card detected (**) fglrx(0): Forced into PCI mode (WW) fglrx(0): board is an unknown third party board, chipset is supported
Here it says GART size 256 no matter what i declare in bios, but maybe not the same thing?Code:(II) Reloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux/libfglrxdrm.so (==) fglrx(0): Capabilities: 0x00000000 (==) fglrx(0): CapabilitiesEx: 0x00000000 (==) fglrx(0): cpuFlags: 0x8000001d (==) fglrx(0): OpenGL ClientDriverName: "fglrx_dri.so" (**) fglrx(0): ATI GART size: 255 MB (II) fglrx(0): [pcie] 261120 kB allocated (II) fglrx(0): [drm] DRM buffer queue setup: nbufs = 100 bufsize = 65536 (==) fglrx(0): UseFastTLS=0 (==) fglrx(0): BlockSignalsOnLock=1
also a [pcie] is a bit strange?
By the way RadeonHD now supports DRI for R500 GPU's and R600 acceleration should be finished in a couple of months.
I've installed Ubuntu Hardy and when i try to play Quake Wars the screen just start's blinking like hell. And i don't know why but it detects my card as having 128 MB instead of 512 MB. What should i do?
EDIT: Nevermind my post. Going back a page, I see we've been down what I said already. I think we still have to wait.
Well anyway i got rid of ubuntu(too slow for me) and installed Mandriva 2008 Spring FREE, and i'm stuck to using the radeonhd driver since fglrx(8.493.1) has no 2D/3D acceleration on this distro(don't know why). fglrxinfo returns mesa. Is there anything i can do(except install another distro)?
Sadly, at this point I doubt it. We have the same card, and oddly enough, I was going to install Mandriva once our card gets some support. The 2600 XT just doesn't seem to be supported yet. I'm hoping and praying for an 8.6 miracle, but I simply can't say anything about it. Waiting sucks.
Bridgman, if you're still reading this, I know you probably can't say anything, but do you know when the next driver release is going to be, and if the 2600 XT AGP will be supported?
The drivers pretty much come out "once a month" although I don't know the exact date for the next one. We will sometimes decide to slip a week to pick up extra fixes so the Catalyst dates aren't cast in stone anyways -- the underlying release are but we don't always use the same release every month for Catalyst posting.
Let's separate out "card support" from "installing properly on distry XYZ" -- the two are pretty much totally orthogonal. The binaries don't care *much* about what distro they are installed on except to the extent that they hardcode file locations, and I think we always put distro-variable path-names in scripts.
I think the next release should pick up most of the remaining AGP cards and IIRC the 2600 XT was near the top of the list. It may work in 8.5 already -- what we're scheduling is the QA test and bug fix -- I don't know. There's always a chance it could fail testing and not be fixable in time, but if 2600 Pro passed then I expect XT shouldn't be much different.
I haven't looked at Mandriva specifically but a lot of the distros package up our binaries so that they *do* install properly on your specific distro; in some cases the distro packagers work in the git repository on Phoronix (which AFAIK we snapshot into each monthly release) so that package building from a downloaded fglrx works "the way they want"; I don't remember if Mandriva is one of those off the top of my head.
PGHammer, the radeonhd driver now has the dri support required to make use of the 3d driver (mesa, drm). There is an issue today that the 2d acceleration code can not use drm so you can't have 2d and 3d accel coexisting but that won't take long to finish.
re: device IDs in the 3d code, they tend to get added as users :
- download the source; build the driver
- curse and realize their card is not supported
- add the IDs, rebuild, test
- submit bug reports or IRCs to developers
- bugs get fixed, IDs get added
- next user has a much easier time
Last edited by bridgman; 06-14-2008 at 12:03 PM.