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I need to find good drivers for the ATI graphics card with 3D acceleration support. The current drivers at the ATI web site is meant for Xfree86 4.2 and I need one for 4.3. I am running Mandrake 9.1 with an ATI Radeon 9700. My own attempts at making it work is OK but not fast enough, even OpenGL screensavers struggle along.
Knowing the power of the Radeon 9700, I think the 3D aspect is capable of more, so where can I get them?
Schneider's drivers (which are just modded ATI drivers) have had some success. I have a 9700 Pro running at 8x AGP under linux thanks to these drivers. I also know of some other people that have them running too. These are not the most easily installed however... they work but if you're a newb... prepare to do some learning. Plenty of people here to help though.
Are the other files where they should bi? a directory called fglrx in /lib/modules? A new libGL in /usr/X11/lib? I'm not too familiar with the RPM... I extracted the thing to source and put everything in place by hand... (I don't use RPM or a redhat system sorry).