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Old 03-17-2007, 09:48 AM   #1
jxr182
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x200m and Beryl/Compiz


I need some help on finding a distro... I've used them all, and have become kinda partial to ubuntu, although I'm not really sure why. Anyway I just bought a new laptop and unfortunately it has an ATI x200m video card. I knew better but the damn thing was only $350! Anyway I'm looking for a distro where i can get either beryl or compiz working with my card. Ubuntu is a definate no go... they're having a hard time recently with even more mainstream cards. Mandriva installs but locks up when rebooting on hal.

Anyway someone with this card successfully gotten it to work? Until then i'm in vista. Not so bad. Thanks

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Old 11-21-2008, 04:16 PM   #2
mtinman
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Fedora

Fedora might do it. There is a thread at Fedora Forum regarding this at: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...t=fglrx+fedora

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Old 11-22-2008, 01:06 PM   #3
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How to for Ati Radeon Xpress 200 video card:

I finally figured it out, after a whole day of working in the terminal. In order to make it work properly (on the Ati Radeon Xpress 200 card), you have to do the following steps:

1. Download and install the driver provided by ATI at: http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html

2. Follow the instructions for your particular Fedora distro at: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=189227

3. Open /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and in the Driver section, replace the text "fglrx" with "ati". Save and exit.

4. Reboot your PC.

5. If this does not work the first time, don't fret, i didn't for me either. I had to go back and re-edit my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (as root), and reboot, so that the changes would take.

If this does not work for you, please let me know, I'll try to help out in any way that I can.

Please note: These steps may have to be repeated each time your kernel is updated, but eventually, this issue will be fixed by the Fedora developers (or the Fedora community), and the driver packages will become fairly simple to deal with. Example: I had the same kind of issues with the old Nvidia drivers in Fedora Core 3, 4, & 5, but by Fedora 7 I could download and install the Nvidia drivers as RPM packages, and they "just worked" without having to edit configuration files and such.
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