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ATI IGP 340M (R200) 3D Acceleration

Started by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec), March 23, 2010, 02:58:50 AM

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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Has anybody ever managed to get 3D acceleration working on an old ATI mobility Radeon 7000 IGP (IGP 340M)?
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Nope, I'm afraid I avoid ATI cards like the plague.

Nvidia only here.
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Quote from: Mad Penguin on March 23, 2010, 03:18:38 AM
Nope, I'm afraid I avoid ATI cards like the plague.

Nvidia only here.

Have to agree never been a big fan of ATI gfx cards always been Nvidia

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

I got given this Laptop, it would be nice to be able to get 3D acceleration working...

As for new laptops -

Normally I would agree with you, but since the nVidia GPU thermal issues debacle there aren't that many nVidia chipped laptops on sale at the moment... OEMs still seem to be steering clear, and actually I can't blame them.
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=735&num=1 (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=735&num=1)
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the one thing that stuck out in that article was

QuoteWhile R200 product support still does exist in a driver branch after being discontinued in the fglrx 8.28 release, AMD has no plans to release an updated R200 class driver. AMD's belief behind this is the open-source community was given the needed specifications a number of years ago and the X.Org Radeon driver is reasonably well supported (except for TV-Out due to Macrovision).

I guess this is a bad thing for you and your lappy

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

#6
I read somewhere that people had got 3D working with either kernel patches, or weird settings in Xorg.conf, but can't find the pages ATM... I'll find em eventually  :)

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Future readers may want to check this topic:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/linux-tips-tricks/much-improved-graphics-performance-ati-mobility-radeon-7000-igp-(r200)-karmic/ (http://linuxforums.org.uk/linux-tips-tricks/much-improved-graphics-performance-ati-mobility-radeon-7000-igp-(r200)-karmic/)
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Quote from: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 23, 2010, 05:13:57 PM
I read somewhere that people had got 3D working with either kernel patches, or weird settings in Xorg.conf, but can't find the pages ATM... I'll find em eventually  :)

try adding

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies Inc R200"
Driver "radeon"
Option "AccelMethod" "XAA"
Option "RenderAccel" "Off"
# Option "AGPMode" "4"
# Option "EnablePageFlip" "On"
EndSection

to xorg.conf i accidentally closed the page i got info from so ill just try get it again

Edit:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1358802
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver

for ubuntu but should work with mint as its UBUNTU (oops caps slipped) based.