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Thread: Reverting from fglrx drivers to Radeon drivers

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    I have fglrx 8.31.5 installed and working on FC6. Since, at the moment, it seems that ATI people are not working in AIGLX support I am plannig to go back to the Open-source radeon drivers in order to enable desktop effects on my laptop. If it works, I prefer that option than a fglrx release without no AIGLX.
    Do you know how to make radeon drivers working with AIGLX and beryl? I have this xorg.conf for the radeon driver, but beryl still not working:
    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Option "AIGLX" "true"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Synaptics" "AlwaysCore"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
        FontPath     "unix/:7100"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load "extmod"
        Load "dri"
        Load "glx"
        Load "type1"
        Load "freetype"
        Load "synaptics"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option        "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option        "XkbLayout" "es"
        Option        "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option        "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option        "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option        "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option        "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Synaptics"
        Driver      "synaptics"
        Option        "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option        "Protocol" "auto-dev"
        Option        "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "LCD Panel 1680x1050"
        HorizSync    31.5 - 37.9
        VertRefresh  50.0 - 70.0
        Option        "dpms"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "radeon"
        VendorName  "ATI"
        BoardName   "Mobility Radeon 9600"
        Option      "AGPMode" "4"
        Option      "MergedFB" "false"
        Option      "RenderAccel" "true"
        Option      "GARTSize" "64"
        Option      "EnablePageFlip" "on"
        Option      "ColorTiling" "on"
        Option      "DynamicClocks" "on"
        Option      "AccelDFS" "on"
        Option      "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
        Option      "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
            Viewport   0 0
            Depth     24
            Modes    "1680x1050" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
        Group        0
        Mode         0666
    EndSection
    do I need to unistall the fglrx kernel module?

    thanks in advance..

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    Did you run the fglrx-uninstall? What does your Xorg.0.log show after you switch to the Radeon drivers? Once running the fglrx uninstall it will hopefully correct everything with libGL, etc..

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    The "fglrx-uninstall" command is not available (at least in the fglrx package from livna for FC6), however uninstalling fglrx and kmod-fglrx rpms is enough (I had to reboot in order to completely remove the kernel module). Now, with the radeon drivers and using the xorg.conf I posted above, beryl is at last working rather well! .

    I also had to fix a problem with the beryl desktop cube:
    It was completely white! Well.. not really a fix, but just a workaround: using a fresh (default) configuration for my KDE. Something wrong with my old one and beryl.



    P.D. Now, waiting for a release of fglrx with AIGLX support for a best performance.

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