Tuesday, March 07, 2006

XGL working ATI

The opensuse page explains that there are major issues with the proprietary ATI drivers but I got XGL working on my Ferrari 3200 (AMD64) machine with SUSE 10.0 (x86_64).

Card ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
Driver: fglrx version 8.19 (proprietary Ati driver)

Had it working before, but it was S L O W.

What I did this time.
Followed the howto on opensuse.org/xgl.

There are issues with the latest ATI drivers so I decided to use an older driver:
(download from the ATI site version 8.19)

In the normal procedure you build a rpm from the ati-driver, you don't use the ATI gui install.
I installed the rpm and than started the ati driver again, the GUI install. see readme

sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.19.10-x86_64.run

7 comments:

nullset said...

Does Xgl works with Xorg 6.8.2?
I tried to use it, but it was VERY slow(no direct rendering) - fglrx 8.22.5 drivers, radeon 9200(rv280)

NoOnE said...

Hey, I'm glad to see at least one success story with this. I also appreciate the comment on my wordpress. (First one!)

Anonymous said...

Kororaa, a Gentoo-based live CD, have released a live CD showcasing Xgl.
The iso is so popular, u can't download it :)

Go Xgl!! Great work Novell.

http://www.osnews.com/comment.php?news_id=13909

Anonymous said...

>installed the rpm and than started the ati driver again, the GUI install.

Please, explain more. What did you do?

RealOpen IT said...

I also noticed terrible performance of the new ATi drivers on my AMD64 3000+ at home. I am using the 6.22 driver (latest). It's so bad, even at the lowest res bzflag won't play well, whereas my Centrino@1600 laptop screems at high res.

thanks for the tip, Moosy! (y)

B said...

check the card on this url

card that seem tobe supported
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_XGL#Cards_found_to_be_supported

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