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Me and my IrritATIng motherboard drivers

Posted 12-15-2005 at 04:38 AM by carl0ski


ATI Xpress 200 i found to be truely magnificent piece of equipment , however the conducter is lazy.

Today i found my way to the ATI site (/me shudders) and followed my nose through to ATI Xpress 200 Linux X86_64 drivers
I though fantastic and downloaded the latest 8.19 South Bridge Drivers for ATI motherboards with GFX.
ATI Customer Care > Drivers and Software > Linux > Linux x86_64 > Motherboards with ATI Graphics > RADEON >

Foolishly i downloaded this 50 MB file twice and installed it countless times in every position you could imagine (and a rude response from ATI customer hate department in the middle somewhere).

I went back to the ATI site and in a slow and pain staking process went through that rediculously long list in the left frame,
(which happens not to be a collapsible tree format and linux half way down)
i found the previous drivers section.

Despite the fact the newest were marked as Xpress 200 compatible on the download page they weren't according to the Previous Drivers list.

# ATI Proprietary Linux x86_64 Display Driver for XFree86 / X.Org Version 8.20.8
# ATI Proprietary Linux x86_64 Driver 8.13.3 for Radeon Xpress 200 Series

You Must L00k through the Previous drivers and locate the ones that are labelled with the "for Radeon Xpress 200 Series" tag.

The moral of the story?
Whoever educated ATI in Website Design should give up his day job.

Why someone hasnt hacked the ATI site and redisned it for them is beyond me.

When someone deems the differnce between their motherboard products and ATI Xpress 200
as not important.
Is a lunatic

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    for motherboard drivers download site , u can look for this website:

    Posted 12-31-1969 at 07:00 PM by carl0ski carl0ski is offline


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