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Old 07-20-2007, 08:02 PM   #1
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ATI 9600 drivers/ wireless drivers on a Dell 9100 running Fedora 7


All seems to be working but my internal wireless A/B/G car d only works B and I can't get better screen resolution than 1280X800.

I am a cherry to this so I require assistance.
 
Old 07-20-2007, 08:08 PM   #2
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This is not really enough information.
Which distro?
Which drivers? (including version number)
How did you install them?

Which wifi card?
Which video card? (exactly)
note: lspci is your friend here.

how are you setting video resolution? (what have you tried?)
does your card/monitor support higher resolution?
what does /etc/X11/xorg.conf have to say?
 
Old 07-20-2007, 11:19 PM   #3
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Broadcom internal card
ATI 9600 mobile video card

As far as the rest, I am not fluent enough to do the rest.
 
Old 07-21-2007, 12:07 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slvdvl
As far as the rest, I am not fluent enough to do the rest.
Lets see, "the rest":

Quote:
Originally Posted by simon
Which distro?
... you don't know what distro you are using? This could take a while!
Quote:
Which drivers? (including version number)
How did you install them?
... the ATI card uses fglrx (from ATI) or radeon (in the kernel).
... there are too many broadcom cards - did you have to do anything special to get it working?
Quote:
Which wifi card?
Which video card? (exactly)
note: lspci is your friend here.
What you do to discover your internal cards is you start a terminal and enter "lspci" ... a load of stuff will print to the screen. Look for lines with words like VGA Adapter and Wireless Ethernet. These are the ones we need.
Quote:
Originally Posted by simon
how are you setting video resolution? (what have you tried?)
... it is puzzling to see you assert that you lack the expertise to discover what you have tried.
Quote:
Originally Posted by simon
does your card/monitor support higher resolution?
... you can find out the monitor and card resolutions from the documents the vendor supplied. What happens when you try to select a higher resolution?

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what does /etc/X11/xorg.conf have to say?
... in that terminal, enter "cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf" ... loads of stuff gets spat all over the screen... copy it to your reply (use the code boxes please). Since you have an ATI card, you are going to get real familiar with this file

Basically, unless we know your hardware and your configuration, there is no way to help you.
 
Old 07-21-2007, 08:48 AM   #5
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# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Synaptics" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "LeftEdge" "120"
Option "RightEdge" "830"
Option "TopEdge" "120"
Option "BottomEdge" "650"
Option "FingerLow" "14"
Option "FingerHigh" "15"
Option "MaxTapMove" "110"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "20"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "20"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.3"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.75"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1440x900"
HorizSync 31.5 - 100.0
VertRefresh 59.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "radeon"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 07-21-2007, 08:54 AM   #6
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These are the instructions that I followed to get the wireless working.
http://fedoramobile.org/fc-wireless/bcm43xx-yum-extras/
I used their basic driver listed and it most likely was not a A/B/G/ driver.
 
Old 07-21-2007, 09:10 AM   #7
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I did nothing special to get the video working,just installed the IOS downloaded. when I go to system/Preferences/ Hardware/Screen resolution there is nothing higher that 1280 x 800 listed.
 
Old 07-21-2007, 09:25 AM   #8
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As the tile said, distro Fedora 7 using gnome
 
Old 07-21-2007, 09:33 AM   #9
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PHP Code:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controllerATI Technologies Inc RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9                                                                            600 M10
PHP Code:
02:03.0 Network controllerBroadcom Corporation BCM4309 802.11a/b/(rev 03
 
Old 07-22-2007, 03:12 AM   #10
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There you see? I knew you could do it!

Graphics first:

RV350 chipset ati card. Anaconda has you using the radeon driver - this is open source.
enter: man radeon for more.
...from the man page:
Code:
RV350       Radeon 9600PRO/9600SE/9600, M10/M11, FireGL T2 (2D only)
... you cannot expect 3D acceleration. You can get 3D properly using the proprietary ATI fglrx driver ... enable the livna repo and install via yum. Do not use the driver from the ATI website.

Fedora 7 using gnome
... OK, my bad: though the "gnome" part can help.

system/Preferences/ Hardware/Screen resolution there is nothing higher that 1280 x 800 listed.
... excellent - this means either the card, the monitor, or the driver do not support a higher resolution, or that anaconda made a mistake. (It is not uncommon for an installer to be conservative in the initial screen resolution.) I see the monitor supports 1440x900, let's see if we can get that for you...

You can add the resolution manually to xorg.conf

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

look for the Section "Screen" part and add a modeline as below
Code:
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes           "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
... be aware that you may not be able to got that resolution at depth 24.

BCM4309 Wifi
... good. I'm still thinking about that.
 
Old 07-22-2007, 04:11 AM   #11
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my internal wireless [BCM4309] A/B/G card only works B
You are using the experimental bcm43xx driver for fedora. I understand the firmware should be bcmwl5.sys

As this is experimental, I wouldn't expect much from it. Here is the obligatory advise: use a card supported by open source drivers.

However - I notice your card is going, but only on band b.
Here I need a clarification... is it that you have a dual-band wap and band b is the only one that gets used for you? OR is it that you cannot get a connection for single-band waps which do not use band b?

While I was thinking about it... I checked to see if the 4309 works in ndiswrapper... http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/j...,33/id,list_b/ ... well it ain't there.

If all else fails, you also have pretty good access to the developer/maintainers in a pinch:
#bcm-users and #fedora on irc.freenode.net for any issues experienced with this driver.
 
  


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