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Old 06-25-2003, 05:35 PM   #1
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ATI Radeon 9800 Pro Driver?


Hi, I'm looking for a driver for a radeon 9800 pro 128mb, I looked at ati.com but all they have a 9700 version - which causes error when I installed it; gives me a black screen because it was spawning too quickly so I have not GUI. I was wondering if there is something that will allow me to run the card successfully. I have red hat 9. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 11:52 AM   #2
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http://www.schneider-digital.de/html/download_ati.html
ati only work with rh8.0 !!
 
Old 07-18-2003, 01:45 AM   #3
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could someone else varify this, that ati wil only work with redhat 8.0?
 
Old 07-18-2003, 07:58 AM   #4
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What Malcidragon most likely meant is that the drivers posted at ati.com only support up to XFree-4.2, and thus only R-H 8, while those at the link he posted support up to XFree-4.3 and R-H 9.
 
Old 07-18-2003, 09:15 AM   #5
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I get ya, I took it as ati cards will only work with redhat 8.0 aha

I'm trying to get the firegl drivers to work with my 9600 pro on slackware and I'm having trouble, I blame it on it being the stupid rpm file. (I did try rpm2tgz etc... but after finishing installing I did "fglrxconfig" and it doesn't start up the config)
 
Old 07-19-2003, 08:44 AM   #6
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Those FireGL drivers don't work with 9800(r350) and 9600(rv350) series.
They are only for 9500 and 9700 (r300).
You just have to wait for ATi to release drivers for 9800 and 9600.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 12:58 AM   #7
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bah, this sucks so much, I need drivers I can't use freaking 60Hz!

unless I buy a cheapo $60 card just to get me through til they release the drivers...

anyone got any ideas how long it could take?
 
Old 07-20-2003, 12:59 AM   #8
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but other people have managed to get the 9600 working the forums...
 
Old 07-20-2003, 05:08 AM   #9
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Well actually, I accidentally tried them with my 9600pro, and they work, maybe because I had 9500np when I installed those drivers, don't know.
I'm using 9600pro, slack 8.1 and X-4.3.0.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 01:29 AM   #10
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I also have the ATi 9800 Pro and found that they have no drive for it yet. Does anyone know about how long ATi has been to push out new drivers for their cards on Linux? I'm stuck with a generic VESA driver and card settings.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 03:03 AM   #11
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I'm returning my 9600pro and getting a 5600fx before I black out from headaches after looking at the 60hz refresh rate too long.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 10:36 PM   #12
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ATI Radeon 9800 pro driver available

Folks,

The driver is being released since 07/22/2003, but listed under FireGL section!!!

It is available for X86Free 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 distributions

In order to get it - choose on www.ati.com:

Find Driver->Linux->FireGL->Pick any card. Click "Go"

Select the driver you need.

The drivers are published for workstation boards, but it works fine with R 9800 Pro, because it is based on the same chip R350 NV used in some of the newest FireGL cards.

I got everything working in RH9.0.

Read the release notes before installing and configuring - it is pretty simple instructions to follow.

Enjoy!!!
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:17 AM   #13
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Ok I have RH9 and ran the sh Check.sh utility to check and make sure I grabbed the right one. I think so at least. I have the fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-2.9.13.i586.rpm. I have a ATi 9800 Pro videop card and want to get it working better so I tried this. I ran the rpm -i --force since it wouldn't install with out the force. I also did it out of the Xserver since it said to run it from console. When I restarted I got the error from the Xserver so I checked it. Had something to do the PCIsomething and the AGP was found. How did you install this and do I even have the right file?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:44 AM   #14
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Ok I might have my problem figured out. If this is it I'm stupid. I ran the sh Check.sh to see whatever it gave me. It spits this out;

=====================================================================
ATI Technologies
=====================================================================
Checking which OS you're running...
uname reports 'Linux' version '2.4.20-19.9', architecture 'i686'.
Object format is 'ELF'.
libc version is '6.3'.

XFree86 Version 4.3.0 is installed.

No package available for glibc 2.3. Try r200glibc21.tgz
Binary package name is 'r200glibc21.tgz'

[root@localhost download]#

Now this might be where I was stupid. It says no package for glibc 2.3. Since this requires the library for glibc23 aka libc63, does that mean I don't have what I need?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 08:05 AM   #15
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ATI RADEON 9800 PRO DRIVER

IT LOOK LIKE YOU HAVE CORRECT FILE:

Filename: fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-2.9.13.i586.rpm
File Size: 5.4 MB
(Download time approximately 32 minutes at 28.8K.)
Released: 07/22/2003

I applied all available errata to my system earlier.

I installed it without force, by removing MesaGL package first.

After install, i could not start X, because the rpm removed X86Config from the system.

I ran fglrxconfig to configure X and ATI driver, as a result it generated new X86Config-4 file. Edited the file to adjusted my monitor resolution from 640x480 to 1600x1200.

That was it, besides fixing broken symbolic link "/usr/X11R6/bin/fireglcontrol" to point to the correct version of the binary.

Please, read release notes - it has a lot usefull info.

Also, I have ATI RADEON 9800 PRO build by ATI.
 
  


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