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Old 09-02-2005, 12:55 PM   #1
reldogz
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ATI driver install help


Hi, i've been reading and trying a lot of threads, but i'm still unable to install my video card drivers. I own a Radeon X850 XT PE AGB slot card. I'm really new at linux so i don't understand much at all that's being said in other threads. If anyone can give advance in basic english, since i'm so new at this, that would be great. Or any help at all would be wonderful.

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Old 09-02-2005, 01:20 PM   #2
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It would help if you told us which distro your running.

The ATI website has a Linux driver for download, just pick the one for your hardware and install it.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 08:04 PM   #3
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ok, distro is the SUSE Linux Professional 9.3, sorry i guess i did leave that major detail out.


And also, i've tried downloading that driver off of ATI, and it just pulls up another website loading a bunch of information onto it, but never really downloads that info to my computer.

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Old 09-03-2005, 03:13 AM   #4
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Right click the download and 'save link' should do it.

If you're not tied to Suse have a look at Ubuntu, (they even send you CD's for free). I used to have problems with graphics drivers and playing encryted DVD's e.t.c. installed Ubuntu and went here:-

http://www.mrbass.org/linux/ubuntu/

Downloaded and ran the add-on.zip which gives you the options to install, amonst other useful stuff, ATI drivers. It does it all for you.

Good Luck
 
Old 09-03-2005, 06:20 AM   #5
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thanks so much blastradius. I decided til i got to know linux better i would team up with my family and use Fedora. And since it's free, it'll allow me to play around with it more. But thanks for taking your time, this will help in the future i'm sure
 
Old 09-03-2005, 09:58 AM   #6
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I mention Ubuntu because i've tried a lot of distros (i have a seperate hard drive for chucking distros on and playing with them). I've tried Fedora 3, Suse, Slackware, Mandrake (which used to be the Distro of choice for me), err, and one or two others i can't remember. Oh and i've tried the 64bit versions of Suse,Mandrake and Ubuntu as well but the software, i.e. flash e.t.c. isn't available for the 64bit platform yet so i'm back on i386.
I use Ubuntu with KDE added (you can have Ubuntu (Gnome) or Kubuntu (KDE) but i have both and use KDE. Ubuntu for me is easily the best i've used, it's based on Debian which means it uses a different package manager than Fedora or Mandrake e.t.c. (they use RPM), it's easier to use and i have far less problems with it.
Of course this is my personal opinion, i would never say one distro is better than another but i just have a better an easier time with Ubuntu.
 
  


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