5680 here, 9600 card,and getting 3d acceleration with the new sarge installer, kernel 2.6.7 is a really bitch.
Using the debian testing version of xfree, and drm enabled in kernel, the installer tells me I have not the correct kernel and the drm under /linux..../chardev/drm is les than 4.3.0.
I tried building the kernel with drm disabled, plus the testing version of xfreeserver and common, and the driver built easily, fglrxcofig worked perfectly, and then, I rebooted. x was gone for good, as xf11config could no longer write the config file.
Now, what would help me is to know whether the drm issue is in the kernel, in which case I can do nothing, or the version comes from xfree86, in which case, the thing that made the driver build was the new xfree, and the thing that made it fail was the lack of drm in the kernel.
Question for mmarkin, please: I know you have drm not set in your kernel, so does 3d accel work for you?
kernel with drm, latest x-free
kernel no drm, latest x-free
kernel version?I hear there is a one character patch for 2.6.8 for a xfs oops - and I though I made silly errors....)
Should I try building the 3.7.0 with gcc22, perhaps, or 3.9.0? I remember 3.2.8 worked great, but no longer have the .rpm.
Is it perhaps possible that no 3d accel will work in the 5680 with 2.6 kernels, and drivers later than 3.2.8(the last working version I had was libranet debian, 2.4.23 kernel, xfree86 4.3.0 dso, and ati 3.2.8.
Is there some sort of backwards progress here?
Anyone having 3d accel on a 5680 working on a 2.6.5 kernel or later, please be so kind as t post which versions of what that you are using.
It would help a lot of us.