AIW Radeon 9700 Pro for a DVI LCD without fglrx
bajjisw at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 1 20:03:47 PDT 2008
Thanks for the response.
Maybe the act of giving up and asking for help opens
one's eyes to the solution? I have noticed this a few
times recently :) .
I tried enabling radeon on another machine (9600 Pro,
not AIW) and discovered that AGPFastWrite is the cause
of the hang, probably along with an incorrect AGPMode.
Now the AIW Radeon 9700 Pro works well for 720p H.264
video (VLC). I think my computer may not be fast
enough for 1080p H.264 (slight skipping on mplayer).
This is with 8x AGP and 128 MB GART. Any other options
to speed up video playback? DMAforXv ?
You are correct about the old laptop. It is running
"ati" and it is a Rage chip.
--- Roland Scheidegger <sroland at tungstengraphics.com>
> Bajji sw wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > Can I use X.org Radeon drivers to make a 128MB AIW
> > Radeon 9700 Pro work with a DCI LCD without fglrx
> > Why you ask? With fglrx and DRI enabled, even SD
> > is choppy. Processor is AMD Athlon XP ~3000.
> > fglrx on a ATI Rage mobility 8MB makes SD video
> > smooth. This is a Pentium III 800 from 2000.
> > In both cases, video capture was by an Avermedia
> > I am using Debian 4.0r3. Once captured, I stream
> > the same box in both cases.
> >>From what I can gather, this card should work with
> > X.org drivers, with limited 3D. I am hoping that
> > will lead to better video playback. However, I
> > get the radeon drivers to load, either directly or
> > using the ati wrapper.
> > Other than the following, what will help to debug
> > problem?
> > dmesg
> > xorg.conf (vesa works)
> > X log (vesa works)
> > xorg.conf (radeon does not)
> > X log (radeon does not)
> > glxinfo
> > Should I attach these files or just include them
> > the body of the message?
> This card should run pretty well, thus xorg.conf and
> log file when it
> fails to load would be helpful.
> btw you're not running fglrx on a ati rage
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