Debian Linux: Squeeze ATI Mobility M7 xorg.conf Thinkpad T30 Performance

Problem: Squeeze fglrx does not support older ATI Chips
(If i view Flashvideos the CPU usage hold at 100% after change 25-30% usage !)
Solution: sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf and paste

Section "ServerLayout"
  Identifier     "X.org Configured"
  Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
  InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
  InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
  ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
  FontPath     "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
  FontPath     "built-ins"
EndSection

Section "Module"
  Load  "extmod"
  Load  "glx"
  Load  "dri"
  Load  "dbe"
  Load  "record"
  Load  "dri2"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Identifier  "Keyboard0"
  Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Identifier  "Mouse0"
  Driver      "mouse"
  Option      "Protocol" "auto"
  Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
  Identifier   "Monitor0"
  VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
  ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
  Identifier "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]"
  Driver "radeon"
  BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
  Option "AGPMode" "4"
  Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
  Option "AGPFastWrite" "true"
  Option "EnablePageFlip" "on"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
  Identifier "Screen0"
  Device "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]"
  Monitor "Monitor0"
  DefaultDepth 16
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768"
  EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
  Mode 0666
EndSection

Debian Linux: Squeeze ATI Fire GL T2 Thinkpad R50p xorg.conf with 3D

Problem: Squeeze Kernel does not Support older ATI chips with fglrx

Solution:  edit  with sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf  and paste

(Remark: use Driver „ati“ for 3D , use „radeon“ for sometimes faster flashvideos)

Section "ServerLayout"
  Identifier     "X.org Configured"
  Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
  InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
  InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
  ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
  FontPath     "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
  FontPath     "built-ins"
EndSection

Section "Module"
  Load  "extmod"
  Load  "dri2"
  Load  "record"
  Load  "dbe"
  Load  "glx"
  Load  "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Identifier  "Keyboard0"
  Driver      "kbd"
  Option      "xkblayout" "de"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Identifier  "Mouse0"
  Driver      "mouse"
  Option      "Protocol" "auto"
  Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
  Identifier   "Monitor0"
  VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
  ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        VendorName  "ATI Technologies Inc"
        BoardName   "M10 NT [FireGL Mobility T2]"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
        Option      "AGPMode" "4"
        Option      "EnablePageFlip" "True"
        Identifier      "ATI FireGL T2"
        Driver          "ati"
        VideoRam        131072
        Option          "UseFBDev"      "off"
        Option          "MergedFB"      "off"
        Option          "AGPMode"       "4"
        Option          "AccelDFS"      "on"
        Option          "DynamicClocks" "on"
        Option          "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
  Identifier "Screen0"
  Device     "Card0"
  Monitor    "Monitor0"
  SubSection "Display"
    Viewport   0 0
    Depth     1
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Viewport   0 0
    Depth     4
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Viewport   0 0
    Depth     8
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Viewport   0 0
    Depth     15
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Viewport   0 0
    Depth     16
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Viewport   0 0
    Depth     24
  EndSubSection
EndSection

Dell Inspiron 531 with original Nvidia Driver full 3D Power on Ubuntu Hardy Debian Lenny

Solution:

  1. open a console and
    #sudo aptitude
    to use aptitude for install
  2. check for „generic“ Kernel + „headers“ for your kernel, search with aptitude
  3. check for installed „built-essential“ paket to compile, search with aptitude
  4. remove+purge ALL restricted drivers, with aptitude
  5. open a console to run nautilus as admin with
    #sudo  nautilus
  6. go to /boot with nautilus-filemanager and edit /boot/grub/menu.lst
  7. disable Framebuffer at /boot/grub/menu.lst (vga=normal)
  8. close editor and go with nautilus to /etc/modprobe.d
  9. check for /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer that all framebuffer drivers are blocked
  10. reboot now to clean the kernel from restricted-modules
  11. download at nvidia.com the driver, my PC is AMD-X2-64bit, the 64 bit driver 173 Version
  12. copy it to /usr/src/nvidia
  13. open a linux console again,and
    #sudo -s
  14. cd /usr/src/nvidia/
  15. run now sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.14.12-pkg2.run
  16. reboot and perhaps run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg to fine tune it
  17. awesome to enjoy the 3D Screensavers…mail if you have problems…