The module is ATI Radeon X1950 and earlier.
Sorry for going ahead there and trying the other post, xorg changes etc...sometimes it's fun to tinker ;-). Anyway, I've restored to my original changes.
No problem. It is, after all, your computer. Or your employer's.
Sometimes I miss details. I missed a couple here. I went back and reread your previous posts. I followed the forum link
that you pointed to, and followed those instructions on my own ATI card. After rebooting, I'm getting around 410 fps running glxgears. I was getting about 30. That's a big increase. I still don't get the OpenGL extensions (glx) because my old AGP card isn't OpenGL capable. Yours is.
When you did cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep glx
you got Load "glx" # 3D layer
. I missed that completely. But, when you do glxinfo | grep rendering
, you shouldn't be getting errors. I get direct rendering : Yes
, but your results may be different.
Let's start over by setting the driver and re-generating xorg.conf. Open a terminal.$ su -
# cd /etc/X11
# mv xorg.conf xorg.conf.old
Xfdrake will run the same video card setup that you would run from PCC. Accept the default highlighted video driver, even if it's the same one you're using now. Save the changes. Next:# cd /boot/grub
# cp menu.lst menu.lst.backup
# leafpad menu.lst
Leafpad is a text editor. If you're running a KDE desktop, the equivalent is Kwrite. Use whatever text editor you usually do. You are looking for any lines in the file that contains nokmsboot
. You want to remove nokmsboot
from the line. The line will begin with kernel
. Save your changes. Next:# cd /etc
# cp modprobe.preload modprobe.preload.backup
# leafpad modprobe.preload
You will add the following two lines to the end of the file.radeon
options radeon modeset=1
Save the file. Close all programs. Reboot. After rebooting, see if modeset is set to 1 by doing cat /sys/module/radeon/parameters/modeset