ATI 4830 and realtime-kernel
sandie at sandgreen.dk
Wed Feb 11 22:32:10 GMT 2009
Gustin Johnson wrote:
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> sandie wrote:
>> Luke Yelavich wrote:
>>> On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 04:24:30PM EST, sandie wrote:
>>>> Hi all
>>>> My Nvidia 7950x2 died friday :-(
>>>> I have always used Nvidia, but since Ati now have gone open with the
>>>> specs to their cards, I wanted to support their great initiative and
>>>> that instalation would be fairly simple. so I bought a ATI 4830 and to
>>>> my big supprise... Argh !
>>>> Is there really no support for Radeon 4830 in the realtime-kernel ???
>>> What version of Ubuntu are you using? If its intrepid, when using the generic kernel, are you using the proprietary ATI drivers?
>>> If yes to both questions, then I believe there maybe something wrong with the installation/setup of the ATI drivers and the realtime kernel. Without having any new ATI hardware to test with here myself, I can't be sure of whats going on. All I can suggest is to attempt to re-install fglrx-kernel-source, as well as installing the linux-headers-rt package, which should allow the kernel module for the ATI drivers to be built.
>>> Hope this helps
>> Thanks for your answer
>> I have tried both opensource and propriotary drivers in Ipex and Hardy
>> and both works fine with the generic kernel, but when i try in realtime
>> i have not been so lucky.
>> I can't get any installer to work, tried the opensource solution listed
>> here : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver and the
>> propriotary installer from ATI. the "system-> administration->hardware
>> drivers" doesn't even see the card.
> The project's home page is here:
> You may need to download build this yourself.
> Of particular interest is this section:
> This driver is very much a moving target. It looks promising but I am
> holding off. Right now the only video device that I will buy is an
> Intel. It may not have anywhere near the performance of the ATI and
> Nvidia offerings, but it has a proper upstream driver, which for me is
> far more important. I do not have any of the supported hardware so I
> cannot be of more use.
>> Right now I'm using Ubuntustudio 8.04, but later today I plan to split
>> my HD and install a Ubuntu 8.10 (generic) on the first half and
>> Ubuntustudio 8.04 (rt) on the other half.
>> Luckly I also got a new motherboard/cpu/ram, so instalation of
>> Ubuntustudio only takes about 15 minutes :-)
> I had heard that Intrepid had a version of radeonhd shipping with it. I
> do not know which version they shipped or how well it works. Given the
> pace of development, i would guess that the Intrepid driver is already
> For the record, there are two 3d drivers for ATI hardware. There is the
> classic binary blob called fglrx. This is the propritary driver and it
> supports older ATI hardware as well. The newer radeonhd driver only
> supports the latest ATI devices but it is open source, much like the
> Intel driver. Check the radeonhd site for more info.
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It works :-)
The one in the repositorie did not support my card, but I found this
simple guide that did the trick :
Thank you SO much for pointing me in the right direction :-)
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