[LAU] Using linux-rt with Ati Mobility X700

Matthias Schönborn mbs1303 at gmx.de
Sat Dec 13 14:57:05 EST 2008

Am Samstag, den 13.12.2008, 12:22 -0600 schrieb Peter Finnegan:
> On Sat, 2008-12-13 at 17:59 +0100, Matthias Schönborn wrote:
> > I hadn't got the time to do some music on my ubuntu machine the last few
> > months, but yesterday I wanted to boot the rt-kernel on my machine. To
> > my surprise, I only got a resolution of 800x600. I used to have the
> > proprietary driver from ati.com installed; Though this one doesn't work
> > on the Linux-rt kernel (no 3D acceleration), I used to get the desired
> > resolution of 1400x1050. To regain this resolution, I tried several
> > xorf.conf files, using "ati", "fglrx" and "vesa" as driver, but none
> > worked. (In the process of doing so, I somehow even managed to screw up
> > my Internet configuration on the main kernel (d'oh), so I'm actually
> > writing this on 800x600... ) So my question is: Is there actually
> > someone on this list, who is able to boot Linux-rt on his ubuntu
> > machine, using an ati x700 mobility? I'd really appreciate any
> > suggestions, more so working xorg.conf files and verified driver
> > numbers.
> > 
> > Greetings from Euskirchen
> > Matthias
> I have found that fglrx + RT = great frustration.  I Have a mobility
> x1400 on my thinkpad.  However I have gotten it to work.
> 1.  Have you tried using the packaging from the envy project?  I tried
> ubuntu for a little while when Hardy came out and at that time the envy
> packages had gotten the driver to work with the ubuntu rt kernel.
> http://www.albertomilone.com/envyngfaq.html#A  Apparently, it is in the
> Universe repo now.  
> 2.  I am currently using opensuse 11 with jenglh's kernel and I have
> been building the driver from ati.com.  I found that there were some
> modifications the studio 64 forms that got the kernel module to build
> right.  http://64studio.com/node/150 (see sydb's post dated 12-23-2007)
> They involve extracting the driver and then changing the license line on
> a couple of files, and then building a package.  I also have realized
> that this does not give me the right to gripe if it hoses my
> kernel/system on a realtime kernel.  So far, I have had reasonable
> success with this configuration.   
> I am looking forward the the work on the ati and radeonhd driver so I
> don't have to mess with fglrx anymore.  
> Best wishes
> PF

I tried envy, but without success. So, seems I've got to switch to Suse
or wait an unknown time till a driver is working on linux-rt... Well,
maybe I'll just play my guitar.


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