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Old 04-18-2006, 01:14 AM   #1
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ATI 9800 Driver totally new to linux


I searched other topics and couldnt seem to find anything that could help a total newb to linux on how to install the driver. i downloaded the new .run file from ati's website for the 64bit linux. but iam stuck on what else to do. i guess iam supposed to have XFree86 and X.Org but i dont know how to install them once i download them. iam liking linux so far since my last attempt to try it about 7 years ago. any help would be awsome thanks
 
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You would have XFree86 **OR** X.Org---you may have one already.
What distro are you using?
Desktop---eg Gnome, KDE, etc.?

Drivers typically have .so or .o file extensions---and are found in xxx/modules/drivers, where "xxx" varies by system. On my Ubuntu, the complete path is:
/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers
 
Old 04-18-2006, 01:33 AM   #3
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im using KDE suse 10

ok i whent to that dir and i see there is a radeon file. strange because when i go into my display settings i dont have many options to change the ressolution. im using a wide screen monitor and in windows i usually use 1680 x 1050

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so you have to have your cd's to load in those other files in yast app's

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin421
im using KDE suse 10

ok i whent to that dir and i see there is a radeon file. strange because when i go into my display settings i dont have many options to change the ressolution. im using a wide screen monitor and in windows i usually use 1680 x 1050
find your xorg.conf file---eg: /etc/X11/xorg/conf. Find the section that looks something like this:

Quote:
Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon 7500 (RV200 QW)"
Driver "ati"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "SONY CPD-G400"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 30-107
VertRefresh 48-120
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon 7500 (RV200 QW)"
Monitor "SONY CPD-G400"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
First, under device, you'll find the driver that is active.

Second, under screen, you'll find the resolution choices. You can edit this file to add more options.
 
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just a thought,

if you're sure that you installed the xorg driver you may not have items for dispaly sizes for your monitor if you typed "aticonfig --initial -f" when you installed.

if you go into console and type "aticonfig --help"

you'll see parameters that are available to you.

one is:

aticonfig --resolution=XXXX (where XXXX is what resoltuion you want)

then aticonfig writes that value to you xorg.conf but it will not take or happen until you restart the xserver.

i dont like using the kde adjust desktop sizes, it messes up the fonts on my end. i find it better to get it correct in my xorg.

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