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I'm having some problems getting my video card (Radeon 7000 PCI) to work with X Windows. I'm running Mandrake Linux 9.1 (Bamboo) with kernal version 2.4.21-0.13mdk.
My motherboard uses the Intel 82801 chipset which inludes on-board video under the i810 chipset (as I'm sure you guessed). Everything loads perfectly with the i810 set as the video card, but when I plug in the Radeon card I can't boot into XWindows. Startup recognizes the Radeon and prompts for running the appropriate config tool, but it shows all the settings for the Intel chipset (specifically the color depth, as the Intel only supports a max depth of 24bit where my Radeon goes up to 32bit). After which it loads to "localhost login:" and goes no further. I type "kde" to load the desktop, and get the following message (sorry, but I haven't figured out how to access the XFree86.0.log that shows the error when loading):
Module loader present
(==) using config file: "etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
using vt 7
(WW) I810: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0:1:0) found
(EE) no devices detected.
Fatal Server Error:
No screens found
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
Then returns to the $ prompt.
Here's the output of /sbin/slpci (before pluging in the Radeon):
I got a peek at the XFree86.0.log file, and there's a line that says something like:
loading I810 *something*
Primary device 01.09.0
and then shows a bunch of errors.
I hope this is enough info for anyone that takes the time to help me out. If not, please instruct me how to get what you need, and please bear in mind that I am brand new to Linux. So saying "just edit your XF86Config-4 and recompile your kernel" will be of no help to me.
Please disregard this post/question/problem. I have found a solution. If anyone has had the same problem under similar circumstances, I solved the problem by booting to "localhost login", then loged in as root and typed "xf86config". I then went through the config process and made sure to search the database for my video card. I then selected ** ATI Radeon (generic) and entered the values for my specific card. After completing the config, it asked me several locations to save the file to. I said no to all but the last prompt of "Where would you like to save to?" Save the file to /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 (or wherever XF86Config is located in your distribution) and you should be all set. To test it, just type startx or kde and if you get the loading screen your good to go.