Dave Airlie wrote:
>>the thread was not about loss of video altogether, but rather, my journet
>>towards hardware acceleration.
>>>>i've got video back on console by compiling fb back in.
>>> that is just wierd, make sure CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE is also set in your
>> I don't see what XFree4.4 is doing wrong, my best guess is your card is
> knackered on a hardware level, or is trying AGP speeds beyond your
> motherboard, you might try setting
> Option AGPMode 1
> in your /etc/X11/XF86Config.. in the radeon driver section..
what a coincidence!
Yesterday, I spent most of the day reading up on this, and came across a
thread which mentioned the above as an aside - almost an afterthought.
I tried it (Option "AGPMode" "4"), and suddenly everything worked!
My current setup is:
no FB modules.
radeon installed as a DRM module
XFree86 installed from the DRI fork
My device section in XFree86 is this:
Option "AGPMode" "4"
The EnablePageFlip option boosted the speed of GL by almost 50%. Was
getting 1923 fps before with glxgears (192fps without DRI), am now
I played Tuxracer and Enemy Territory for the first time yesterday. My 8
month old son loves Tuxracer.
Thanks guys. I'll do a more comprehensive write-up for my blog, so
people can find the answer a bit easier.
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