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Old 05-23-03, 05:20 AM   #121
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I'm using the XFree 4.1 drivers off ATI's site (just to be on the safe side). It locks up completely if I don't have the module loaded before X starts, and when it is loaded X starts, but the menus are transparent and after about 30 seconds it looks the system up.

The mouse still works, moves, but nothing works, and keyboard won''t do anything either.

I'm thinking of trying 1) DIfferent Xfree 4.1 drivers, or 2) upgrading Xfree to 4.3.0 if I can do it without borking debian.

Thirdly I might finish my gentoo DL and give that a whiz.

AGP definitly works, but X really hates me now.
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Old 05-24-03, 01:24 PM   #122
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Nonolk, i really appreciate the patch, but there is just one problem, i'm kinda new to linux, and i don't know how to patch it. I already read the man page of patch but this didn't help me at all, only made it more complicated. Can you explain it to me step by step? I did succeed in extracting the package, but that is as far is I can get.
Thx
You might add a readme to the patch, this would avoid questions like this.
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Old 05-24-03, 03:03 PM   #123
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cd /usr/src/
patch -p0 <nameofpatch>

cd linux
make menuconfig
-->add nforce agpgart support as mod
make dep clean
make modules modules_install
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Old 05-24-03, 03:59 PM   #124
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And the name of the patch is the .diff file?

While trying to let the patch work before i posted my previous post i guess i did some stupid things, and now i am wondering how i can undo them:
- I extracted the patch
- ./make.sh
- patch -p0 <.diff file> (in the dir of the extracted patch)
--> i then got a message telling me that the file wasn't found so i typed "fglrx.o", then some stuff happened. Then i tried to do the same with the other .o files but they gave an error.

So, is this a problem or can i just restart from extracting the patch and running make.sh?

btw, thanks alot for the reply, it already took me 2 days to find the correct way to patch it, now let's hope it will work
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Old 05-24-03, 04:47 PM   #125
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The file not found error seems like a patch/kernel conflict of some sort. Yes, the diff file is the patch. Which kernel are you using. I used use a kernel based off ck sources.

All you do is extract the patch to /usr/src. You dont need to make.sh. then:

patch -po <nforce2-patch.diff

I had file not found errors with a different kernel so I simply used sources of the ck kernel.

So to answer you question. You haven't done anything that can't be reversed. Just reinstall the sources for your kernel.
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Old 05-24-03, 05:16 PM   #126
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thanks very much, i'm gonne test it now, i'll let you know what happens
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Old 05-24-03, 06:30 PM   #127
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K it looks like I made progress, the kernel is recompiled with nforce agp support as a module.

A quick overview before I tell you what that's wrong now.
- I have nvnet, fglrx and agpgart in my modules.autoload
- they all appear when i do lsmod
- i configured x with fglrxconfig (two screens)
- i ran X

Now this is what happened:
- no input to my screens anymore, my TFT gives a message "no data signal" so i am sure.
- also no response from my keyboard anymore (numlock doens't work, neither does ctrl-alt-backspace)
- after waiting a while my screens flash back on, and i see a cursor, but no black white dotted background, and i can't move the cursor, but i suppose that doesn't matter, a descent mouse config is for after i can start X properly.
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Old 05-24-03, 06:46 PM   #128
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I read back a few lines and saw the problem of Kiamu, I think I have the same thing, i didn't download the schneider digital or whatever fglrx 4.3 version, gonne try that one now ...

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glx1_linux_X4.3.zip => are you sure that that works with radeon9700

and if it does, that is an rpm
I already found out how to convert it, but now i am stuck because i don't know how to install it ...
(I read something about installpkg and removepkg though, but when I googled i always ended up with something concerning slackware, do you think this can also work for Gentoo?

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Old 05-24-03, 08:01 PM   #129
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ah ok.

good luck
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Old 05-24-03, 09:11 PM   #130
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i found a way to install rpm's in Gentoo
when i tried to install the rpm i got lots of failed dependencies, so i used --nodeps ... (propably not that smart)

I redid fglrxconfig, and X still didn't work (the same as my previous post)

Now i really don't know what to do anymore, what did i do wrong? (am i right that that rpm is not for the radeon9700?)

I'm tired now, i am hoping to get this thing finaly over with, grrrrrrr, when will they learn to make drivers also for linux, grumbl ... sleep well people
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Old 05-25-03, 09:11 AM   #131
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Currently this is what i have:
- Gentoo linux X4.3 and kernel version 2.4
- Radeon 9700 and nforce2 motherboard
- dri disabled in my kernel and agpgart as a module with the nforce2 patch
- I have the ati-drivers and nforce2 (nvnet) drivers installed and also ati-drm, but not as a module and not loaded when i do lsmod

Can or can i not get X to work here with my current setup?

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Old 05-25-03, 12:15 PM   #132
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it seems, there is problem with 8rdas and agpgart nforce2 code.

i tryed 3 agpgarts - ck's(2.4.20-ck6), nonolks, and dj's(2.5.69-dj1).
with both X4.3 or kernel2.5 native and fglrx(both builtin agpgart on and off) drivers.
everytime screen locksup.

i know, that dri was initialized(logs dont lie).

my Radeon 9100 worked with KT133 perfectly.

andy, any news about official patch release?

nonolk, any news from epox?

thanks for hope guys.
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