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Old 12-20-2006, 05:14 PM   #1
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ATI 200M fglrx driver How to (Debian Etch)


I had been trying to get the drivers from ATI working for several months now. Recently I decided to give it another try. I did a fresh install of Debian Etch, only a base system. I am using the amd64 arch, but everything should work for the other archs as well. I did an apt-get install gnome xorg. That is all I had before I began following several guides until I got it working with the below steps. Also I did all this as root so you may need to install fakeroot or something along those lines.

First grab some dependencies

Code:
apt-get install module-assistant build-essential dh-make debhelper debconf libstdc++5 linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Then I downloaded the drivers from: http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html(Select either Linux_x86 or Linux_x86_64, then Integrated/Motherboard, then Radeon Xpress 200)

After that make sure the driver is executable and then have it build the .debs:

Code:
./ati-driver-installer-8.32.5-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Debian/etch
Then install the debs:

Code:
dpkg -i *.deb
Then add this to /etc/X11/xorg.conf at the end:

Code:
Section "Extensions"
        Option  "Composite" "Disable"
EndSection
Then compile the driver:

Code:
cd /usr/src
m-a prepare
m-a a-i fglrx
Then finally have the driver setup the rest of your xorg.conf file automatically:

Code:
aticonfig --initial
aticonfig --overlay-type=Xv
Then reboot and everything should be all set.
I'm a tad new at this so I will try to answer any questions and I hope this helps.

Last edited by android6011; 12-20-2006 at 05:15 PM.
 
Old 12-21-2006, 10:33 AM   #2
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Normally, I would recommend that people use the ATI drivers from Debian non-free rather than those from the ATI website. OTOH, you did get a newer version, and if it works, that's a good thing.
 
Old 12-21-2006, 04:40 PM   #3
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I mostly did this because I am trying to get XGL up and going. no luck so far, just a gray screen and 'busy' cursor
 
Old 12-21-2006, 05:05 PM   #4
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I assume you've studied this

http://stepien.com.pl/2006/08/02/xgl...d-and-xorg-70/
 
Old 12-21-2006, 07:04 PM   #5
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not that one exactly but its basically what I did, still no go. i think it is just the card wont support it
 
Old 12-21-2006, 07:08 PM   #6
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I've got AIGLX running with the 'radeon' driver. It works fine, except for pixel shading, which means no water effect. Transparent cube also gives me a huge hit on fps.
 
Old 12-21-2006, 07:23 PM   #7
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with the 200M on etch? how?
 
Old 12-22-2006, 11:31 AM   #8
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I've got the ATI Mobility Radeon 320M, on etch. I'm using the xorg-video-ati(or something along those lines) package, and then just change the driver to 'radeon' in your xorg.conf.

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Old 12-27-2006, 09:30 AM   #9
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does anybody knows how to install xgl using nvidia gforce 5500, i had to install my os 4 times playing with the kernel for my card and still can't use xgl
 
Old 12-27-2006, 09:32 AM   #10
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please reply directly to me if posible
 
Old 12-27-2006, 10:13 PM   #11
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I've got the ATI Mobility Radeon 200M, on etch. I'm using the xorg-video-ati(or something along those lines) package, and then just change the driver in your xorg.conf.
what do you mean change the driver? to what?
 
Old 12-27-2006, 10:39 PM   #12
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xorg's driver will definitely NOT do what you want. According to this page: http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Vide...port_Under_XGL ... your card may not support xgl.
 
Old 12-27-2006, 11:16 PM   #13
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I'm sorry, I was completely mistaken, I've got the Mobility Radeon 320M, sorry for the confusion. I'm really sorry to have led you on like that, but it was a complete accident, I'll edit my posts above to reflect that.
 
Old 01-27-2007, 02:20 PM   #14
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hey guys don't fight anymore, install ubuntu, i just installed 2 days ego and works cool, wowww i forgot to say that i was able to install beryl on debian etch x86_64 with my nvidia gforce 5500 just in case some one need help, jeje. a lot of googling.
 
Old 04-29-2007, 05:30 PM   #15
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Hello android6011,

Your howto is working fine also on "lenny" kernelversion 2.6.18-4-amd64 and Radeon X1900GT with Ati-driver 8.35.5-x86.x86_64

Just donīt use:
Code:
aticonfig --overlay-type=Xv
Many thanks
Juergen

Last edited by jkeiper; 05-19-2007 at 12:21 AM.
 
  


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