Please test new graphics drivers

linny129 ulist at
Sat Nov 27 20:02:48 UTC 2004

Daniel Stone Wrote: 
> Hi all,
> I'm currently working on both X.Org packages, and the
> linux-restricted-modules package, which contains the nVidia and ATI
> binary drivers.
> The X.Org packages contain huge updates to the ATI and nVidia update. 
> A
> lot of work has been done on the ATI driver to eliminate segfaults and
> should validly detect pretty much every setup -- no matter what you
> plug
> in, as long as the resolution will work on that display, it should just
> work.  The nVidia driver has a couple of slight speed improvements, and
> support for new cards.
> To test these, please grab:
> where ARCH is one of i386, amd64, or powerpc, and DRIVER is one of
> radeon or nv (e.g. i386-radeon_drv.o).
> To install them, move the old driver out of the way:
> sudo mv /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/DRIVER_drv.o{,.pre-u4}
> and the new one in:
> sudo mv ARCH-DRIVER_drv.o /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/DRIVER_drv.o
> Please send me success/failure reports in private mail; failure reports
> accompanied by /var/log/Xorg.0.log, /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and the output
> of 'lspci'.  As a first port of call, try deleting the HorizSync and
> VertRefresh lines from xorg.conf and restarting gdm.
> The second round of testing goodies is linux-restricted-modules,
> containing 1.0.6629 (plus patches) of the nVidia driver, plus the
> newest
> version of the ATI fglrx driver; this is a far more straightforward
> update.  To get these, add:
> deb l-r-m/$(ARCH)/
> to your /etc/apt/sources.list, and run sudo apt-get update && sudo
> apt-get dist-upgrade.  Unfortunately, I do not have any nVidia or ATI
> hardware with me, so these are untested; success/failure reports doubly
> appreciated at this stage.  nvidia-glx-config should now also properly
> patch xorg.conf, as well as XF86Config-4.
> While I'd love wide testing, please be aware that the reason I haven't
> uploaded these is because they may well be rough to the point of
> broken.
> If you're not familiar with your system and able to cope with and
> repair
> breakages, I recommend you stick to the existing packages.  But if you
> want cool new shiny stuff, give these a spin. :)
> Cheers,
> Daniel
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No 3D Acceleration under ati drivers even after using fglrx config


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