[nflug] Ati Googleearth
samstern at samstern.net
Fri Aug 17 15:51:43 EDT 2007
I had a simmiler problem and here is how I solved it:
1) lsmod | egrep "agp|fb|vesa" if you see intel_agp or other agp or frame
buffer device continue
2) logout of X then init 3
3) rmmod $modules_from_step1
4) add modules from step one to /etc/modconf.d/blacklist
5) depmod -a
6) cat /etc/sysconfig/kernel | egrep "agp|fb|vesa" if positive remove the
entry and give a mkinitrd
7) now reboot (this is one of those few times you must reboot in linux).
et volia! Most things broken will work BUT a few new items will become
What this fixed for me:
1) Switiching between X and a text console resulted in black screen
2) Movies lagged horribly
3) poor opengl performance when using overlays
What this broke:
1) When I task my system above 50% cpu, system shuts down due to a thermal
event. chkconfig lmsensors and run the above process for the module
"thermal" fixed this. 40C cpus and a 35C motherboard and hard drives is not
a thermal event!!
2) cedega can no longer run the game, eve. This made me revert to the old
good luck! Those ATI drivers suck!!
>From: nflug-bounces at nflug.org [mailto:nflug-bounces at nflug.org] On Behalf
>Sent: Friday, August 17, 2007 3:25 PM
>To: nflug at nflug.org
>Subject: Re: [nflug] Ati Googleearth
>I also tried to use the Envy program that installs the
>drivers. But no go so far no solution. ATI needs to
>fix this crap. If I had another vid card nvidia i
>would put it in. AMD (ATI) just plain sucks.
>--- anthonyriga <torrodimerda at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Ati drivers from the AMD site
>> --- Cyber Source <peter at thecybersource.com> wrote:
>> > Which driver are you using, ati or aiglx?
>> > anthonyriga wrote:
>> > > Last year I setup Ubuntu for my stepfather with
>> > > GoogleEarth and I remember it took me alot of
>> > > getting 3d enabled so Google Earth didnt hang on
>> > the
>> > > splash screen. He did upgrade to 7.04 that went
>> > fine
>> > > but blew away the Ati stuff for google earth to
>> > work.
>> > > The Ati card is integrated on the mobo radeon
>> > xpress
>> > > 200. I have downloaded the latest drivers from
>> > > site but still cant seem to get it to work it
>> > > hangs on the splash screen when it starts.
>> > > Unfortuntatly when I set it up the first time I
>> > think
>> > > it was just luck that I got it to work. Any
>> > > suggestions to setting this up or fixing the
>> > problem.
>> > > I see alot of ati issues but no solutions! I use
>> > > Nvidia at home but I am here in Tampa trying to
>> > get
>> > > his to work while im here. Suggestions?
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
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