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Old 10-17-2003, 12:55 PM   #1
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ATI RADEON 9200+debian


Hello there. I installed debian woody but the xserver will not start at all. it gives me errors. I do have an ATI RADEON 9200, 256 MB DDR. i tried to do apt-get install x-windows-system-kde, but still the same. Could someone help?
 
Old 10-17-2003, 02:32 PM   #2
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Need more information - what are the error messages you are getting when you try to start x?
 
Old 10-31-2003, 02:08 PM   #3
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Hello mate. Unfortunately the solution u offered it does not seem to work. After some search i found some drivers in ATI's homepage. all i did was wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/fg...-3.2.8i586.rpm
then alien fglrx-glc-4.1.0-3.2.8i586.rpm to convert it to .deb.
But again no luck. The card seemed to be recognised correctly, but no desktop.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:39 AM   #4
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the error message iam receiving after typing startx is:
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xserrc: /usr/bin/X11/X: no such file or directory
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xserrc: exec: /usr/bin/X11/X: cannot execute
 
Old 11-07-2003, 11:48 AM   #5
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I think that if i update the XFree86 to version 4.3.0, then that will work. Any ideas how could i download and install the xfree4.3.0 using wget?
 
Old 11-11-2003, 03:31 PM   #6
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I too have a radeon 9200 8x apg W/ 128mb ddr and have been trying to get it to work i installed the latest xfree86 and it has radeon drivers but it didn't work automatically. I think you have to manually edit the file for the correct chip set (which i don't know). If anybody has any suggestions could you please reply.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 03:58 PM   #7
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I think that if i update the XFree86 to version 4.3.0, then that will work. Any ideas how could i download and install the xfree4.3.0 using wget?
Get the sources.list line for the backport for woody from Apt-get.org and install with apt-get.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 07:13 PM   #8
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You can fake a chip ID to make a 9200 work as an earlier model card.

See my web page (its about redhat - but similar hacks will probably work on other systems too)

http://users.actrix.co.nz/michael/radeon9200.html
 
Old 11-11-2003, 09:11 PM   #9
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Here are some good links that may help you.
I fell into similar trouble when trying to use debian with my geforce 4 mx 440.
These links are from gentoo, but maybe you can apt-get the same packages in Debian.
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/ati-faq.xml
http://gatos.sourceforge.net/

http://g-tec.co.at/ati_alt.html - this one is for an nforce2 board and is for Debian.

if you read the gentoo links, it mentions xfree-drm, among other things. The ati driver is said to be better for 3d, compared to xfree-drm.
So I would give the third link a try, to get the ati-drivers to work.
It also mentions having trouble installing ati-drivers after aliening it to deb, but tells you how to fix that problem.

Hope this helps. If all else fails use Gentoo, and the gaming kernel.

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