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Re: ATI drivers (was Re: nVidia and ATi drivers in Fedora 2)



Note to ATI Support: This is about
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Thank you, Nils.  Your solution works.  (See below.)

I also discovered something else, possibly of interest to ATI.
There seem to be two drivers.  One comes with Fedora and is
called "radeon".  This is what I'm using.

The other set is called "fglrx" and is what I downloaded from the
ATI web site.  It does not work.  The reason it doesn't work is
that it does not install properly.  The RPM makes a directory
/lib/modules/fglrx/
alongside the kernel modules, e.g.,
/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.327smp/ (the one I'm using).
In that directory is a subdirectory build_mod with a make file.
The make failed.  The log contains the following error message:
Error:
XFree86 drm includes at
/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.327smp/build/include/../drivers/char/drm do
not fit this driver.
This driver is designed to only work with X4.1.0 or higher.
You can match this by getting Linux kernel 2.4.8 or higher.

Now the make file itself contains an option uname_overload which
can apparently be set to 1 and thus avoid checking the kernel
version.  I was going to try this if the first solution failed.

It looks to me like the fglrx driver allows more fancy stuff,
but what I've got is just fine for now.

Jon

On 05/04/04 10:15, Nils Philippsen wrote:
>On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 12:54, Jonathan Baron wrote:
>> On 05/03/04 09:10, Andy Green wrote:
>> >-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
>> >o  ATI I don't know about, it certainly supports ATI notebook video to the
>> >extent of 2D and XV (accellerated movie playback) though.
>> >- --
>>
>> Not quite.  The new Dell Inspiron 9100 has a "WSXGA+" ATI video
>> card, which is designed to work with the 1680x1050 display.  (I
>> guess the "W" is for "wide."  It is very wide.)  The current
>> driver that comes with Fedora Core 2 test 3 will do only
>> 1400x1050.  The result is that everything is  s t r e t c h e d
>> out.  (I admit that I didn't notice it right away.  I though I
>> was just having trouble finding nice fonts.)
>
>Totally different video hw (nvidia on a latitude d800), but it might be
>that this is only due to missing modelines for wide video modes, i.e. I
>had to put this into /etc/X11/xorg.conf to get my 1680x1050 mode to
>work:
>
>[...]
>Section "Modes"
>        Identifier "16:10"
>        # 1280x800 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 62.62 kHz; pclk: 107.21 MHz
>        Modeline "1280x800"  107.21  1280 1360 1496 1712  800 801 804 835
>        # 1280x800 @ 85.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 71.40 kHz; pclk: 123.38 MHz
>        Modeline "1280x800"  123.38  1280 1368 1504 1728  800 801 804 840
>        # 1280x800 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 84.80 kHz; pclk: 147.89 MHz
>        Modeline "1280x800"  147.89  1280 1376 1512 1744  800 801 804 848
>        # 1680x1050 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 65.22 kHz; pclk: 147.14 MHz
>        Modeline "1680x1050"  147.14  1680 1784 1968 2256  1050 1051 1054 1087
>        # 1680x1050 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 82.20 kHz; pclk: 188.07 MHz
>        Modeline "1680x1050"  188.07  1680 1800 1984 2288  1050 1051 1054 1096
>        # 1680x1050 @ 85.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 93.76 kHz; pclk: 214.51 MHz
>        Modeline "1680x1050"  214.51  1680 1800 1984 2288  1050 1051 1054 1103
>        # 1680x1050 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 111.20 kHz; pclk: 256.20 MHz
>        Modeline "1680x1050"  256.20  1680 1808 1992 2304  1050 1051 1054 1112
>        # 1920x1200 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 93.97 kHz; pclk: 246.59 MHz
>        Modeline "1920x1200"  246.59  1920 2064 2272 2624  1200 1201 1204 1253
>        # 1920x1200 @ 85.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 107.10 kHz; pclk: 282.74 MHz
>        Modeline "1920x1200"  282.74  1920 2072 2280 2640  1200 1201 1204 1260
>        # 1920x1200 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 127.10 kHz; pclk: 337.58 MHz
>        Modeline "1920x1200"  337.58  1920 2072 2288 2656  1200 1201 1204 1271
>EndSection
>[...]
>Section "Monitor"
>[...]
>        UseModes     "16:10"
>EndSection
>[...]
>
>HTH,
>Nils
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>     Nils Philippsen    /    Red Hat    /    nphilipp redhat com
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