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It is assumed that you have completed the [[Installation|installation process]].
It is assumed that you have completed the [[Installation|installation process]].
==Verify with ATI tools==
If the installation has worked, then any 3D application should work without issue.  A simple way to verify without any possibility of failure is to verify the following occurs.  Please note that you may have needed to go through [[:Category:Distributions|distribution specific]] process to enable the 3D support. 
$ fglrxinfo
display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Radeon X1600 Series
OpenGL version string: 2.1.7415 Release
If the vendor string is "Mesa", the driver wouldn't configure properly the /etc/X11/xorg.conf .Please see the [[Troubleshooting|Troubleshooting]] page.
You can also run the ATI provided application called fgl_glxgears which should show a spinning cube with the venerable glxgears running on each face.
<b>If you run fgl_glxgears and the cube spins but is lacking any cogs on the faces, the faces being instead various shades of blue and/or you get an error message like:</b>
Using GLX_SGIX_pbuffer
913 frames in 5.0 seconds = 182.600 FPS
783 frames in 5.0 seconds = 156.600 FPS
X Error of failed request:  BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter)
  Major opcode of failed request:  14 (X_GetGeometry)
  Resource id in failed request:  0x0
  Serial number of failed request:  51
  Current serial number in output stream:  51
<b>Then your installation most presumably failed!</b>
http://m.domaindlx.com/LinuxHelp/ati/ati.htm (mirror)
==Verify with Linux tools==
==Verify with Linux tools==

Revision as of 21:01, 16 December 2008

It is assumed that you have completed the installation process.


Verify with Linux tools


This command line option should report "direct" rendering.

$ glxinfo | grep direct

(For Debian 4.0, install the mesa-utils package to get glxinfo.)


The X.org X server log file also contains useful information to verify installation was successful. It is located on most Linux distributions at /var/log/Xorg.0.log and can be opened by any text editor.

You can now move on to configuring the driver.

Distribution Neutral Steps

Verifying | Configuring | Troubleshooting