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Old 08-23-2006, 07:41 PM   #1
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ATI 7500 Radeon (PCI) giving flaky output


Been working on this since April and I have not found any answers to this ATI Radeon 7500 AGP with the oft-mentioned, semi-random dots on certain buttons.

kernel is 2.6.15-26-386

lspci readout says this:
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0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 12)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 12)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 12)
0000:00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 12)0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus (rev 12)
0000:00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 12)0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV200 QW [Radeon 7500]
0000:02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
0000:02:0c.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
0000:02:0c.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
0000:02:0d.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k HSFi Modem (rev 01)
Then, to make matters worse, am not sure who/what/when/where
/why this happened:

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fglrxinfo
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.4.1)
Please be advised that I have googled many times and ways, searched pretty much everything I can think of trying to get this resolved.

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Old 08-23-2006, 08:42 PM   #2
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What exactly is your question?
 
Old 08-23-2006, 09:28 PM   #3
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Is there something I can do to get this thing to work in 3-d and get rid of those annoying semi-random dots? Perfect world would be both, but willing to settle for removing the dots.

Am also curious as to those mesa drivers and what they are and if they are any good. Yes, I googled all over the place for the info. My head hurts from the amount of searching on this.

THanks in advance

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Old 08-25-2006, 08:50 PM   #4
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Lightbulb FInally fixing the ATI 200 issue

Thanks to a sharp reader (Robb Topolski), I found this info on another site:
1. Click on System, Preferences, Theme
2. Click on the Theme Details button
3. On the Controls tab, choose LegacyHuman
4. Click Close
5. Click SaveTheme (I called mine MixedHuman)

The dots are gone.

Thanks Robb
 
Old 08-25-2006, 09:51 PM   #5
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Cool - congrats on solving the problem and thanks for posting back with a solution that worked.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 08:05 AM   #6
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Question Now, can someone explain to me why it works....

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Originally Posted by tokenringman38
Thanks to a sharp reader (Robb Topolski), I found this info on another site:


1. Click on System, Preferences, Theme
2. Click on the Theme Details button
3. On the Controls tab, choose LegacyHuman
4. Click Close
5. Click SaveTheme (I called mine MixedHuman)

The dots are gone.

Thanks Robb

Can someone explain in non-techie (plain English) why the above works? I am not being smart aleck. Rather, am just trying to learn something from this almost 5 month ordeal.

Thanks in advance,

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