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How to have 3D on ATI Radeon Xpress 200

Postby SonicX » 2009-11-29 17:03

Hi
I ve got Debian Lenny 64 Bit
Kernel 2.6.31.6
How i can have 3D OpenGl on my integrated card xpress 200
I try instaling packages type video-ati or video-radeon but this not working

Anyone have ideas?
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Re: How to have 3D on ATI Radeon Xpress 200

Postby blarney » 2009-11-29 18:33

I used the following guide :-

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Debian ... tion_Guide

That was a while ago and the partition has since been wiped. Worked fine though...

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Re: How to have 3D on ATI Radeon Xpress 200

Postby Bulkley » 2009-11-29 18:54

There's the rub. Some users like the proprietary drivers. I use the open source drivers. Just install the various mesa drivers. Do a search on this site; there's a ton of info on it.
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Re: How to have 3D on ATI Radeon Xpress 200

Postby SonicX » 2009-11-29 19:30

So guys im now using open drivers but i have only 2d graphic
this is my xorg

chomik@debian:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "pl"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Driver "ati"
Option "Coolbits" "1"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
Option "TripleBuffer" "false"
#BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Option "no GLXFBConfig for depth 32"
Option "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
# Option "Composite" "disable"
# Option "RENDER" "disable"
EndSection


But when i change the driver "ati" on "fglrx" the gdm not responsing help only rename the fglrx on ati
the drivers i installed for repo

help

i wanna open source drivers but they must work
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Re: How to have 3D on ATI Radeon Xpress 200

Postby SonicX » 2009-11-30 20:40

can be closed driver

plese help
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Re: How to have 3D on ATI Radeon Xpress 200

Postby sir fer » 2009-12-01 04:02

I have one of these on my laptop and haven't been able to get it to work with compiz after kernel 2.6.30...i can have compiz in ubuntu or knoppix but not debian as yet so if anyone else knows a fix for this you would have 2 grateful people thanking you...
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Re: How to have 3D on ATI Radeon Xpress 200

Postby acimmarusti » 2009-12-01 04:53

I have this card on my laptop.
The open source driver xserver-xorg-video-radeon for this card is old in lenny and does not support 3d acceleration well.
If you want to use the open source driver at all costs, you have upgrade to Squeeze or Sid. Their version is almost the newest available and It works well (except for some trouble people are having with suspend and hibernate: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/305301 )

If you want to stay in Lenny until Squeeze is ready you'll have to use AMD's proprietary driver or the fglrx module. Unfortunately the version of the driver in Lenny will not work with kernels > 2.6.27 (I haven't actually tried 2.6.28...). It works very well with the mainline kernel in Lenny and very well with my customized vanilla 2.6.27 kernel. If you are using any of these two kernels, then follow method 1 here: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Debian ... tion_Guide
That should do it.

The 2.6.27 kernel is actually pretty awesome. Perfect for Lenny as the matter of fact. Because it's a Long term support kernel release and most of its bugs have been dealt with upstream (actually they have released 39 patches since it first came out). It has improved my system a lot (especially b43 for my broadcom 4318 wireless chip).

There are a couple of pretty good howtos for kernel compiling in the forums. Good luck
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Re: How to have 3D on ATI Radeon Xpress 200

Postby sir fer » 2009-12-01 07:48

acimmarusti wrote:http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Debian_Installation_Guide
That should do it.


This didn't work for me...when I got to the final step (aticonfig --initial) it said "no supported adapters found" I am using sid with 2.6.31

shall google some more....
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Re: How to have 3D on ATI Radeon Xpress 200

Postby acimmarusti » 2009-12-01 13:37

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that ATI/AMD dropped support for this chipset/card after version 9-3 of their driver. Thus in Sid or Squeeze you have no choice but to use the open source radeon driver (unless you can convince the developers to package a modified version of 9-3 that will work with your kernel. I tried, they said it was not possible).

The new open source radeon driver should work fairly well...I used it when I was using Ubuntu and opensuse. I had no complaints except for the suspend/hibernation issues.

Apparently there is a way to patch the 9-3 fglrx driver to work with kernel 2.6.29: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... el-722858/

But all debian users reported no success...if you figure something out let me know!
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Re: How to have 3D on ATI Radeon Xpress 200

Postby SonicX » 2009-12-01 16:48

thanks
i dont want upgrade system at now.
maybe i bay a new graphic card

thanks
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Re: How to have 3D on ATI Radeon Xpress 200

Postby acimmarusti » 2009-12-01 17:35

SonicX wrote:thanks
i dont want upgrade system at now.
maybe i bay a new graphic card

thanks


Do you absolutely need kernel 2.6.31.6?...if you get 2.6.27.39 you can get ATI/AMD proprietary driver working really well for you...
Just a thought
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