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Old 04-02-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
dcsmith300
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ATI Driver


01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200 ]
01:05.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Xpress Series (RS482)

I cannot get the ati driver to compile properly on my system has anyone else had problems with the above card?

I installed the IA32 compatibility packages and tried everything in my power to get the driver to compile.

I would really like to try BlueWhite but If I can't get better than 640x480 resolution there is no point.

any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
Old 04-03-2009, 07:53 AM   #2
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Hello,

I haven't had problems with that particular card, but I have had a lot of problems with the ATI proprietary drivers and newer kernels.

A lot of the times it's the kernel module that uses system calls that are either obsolete, missing or basically just different.

I personally couldn't fix my problem, but the most information I got was from the install path of the module. I think the installer places everything under:
Code:
/usr/share/ati
There you can find logs for the kernel module compilation and what error it gave.

I think the x86_64 Ubuntu has a working package with a patch for the newest driver, so you might want to look into that.

Hope that helps.

Good luck.
 
Old 04-03-2009, 03:23 PM   #3
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01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200 ]
01:05.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Xpress Series (RS482)

I cannot get the ati driver to compile properly on my system has anyone else had problems with the above card?
You should post your errors. Otherwise nobody will be able to point out what is going wrong.

Eric
 
Old 04-04-2009, 11:33 AM   #4
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Solved - I installed an Nvidia card. The errors are too numerous to list and I'm not going to spend anymore time with ATI.
 
Old 04-04-2009, 11:46 AM   #5
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That card should be fine with radeon

There is no need to compile anything.

Tweak /etc/X11/xorg.conf if necessary
 
  


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