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Old 11-22-2009, 10:28 AM   #1
lipk
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Configuring X for Radeon 3650 [SOLVED]


Hi all,

I'm using Slackware for a few months, and the time has came when I'm not satisfied with only a working desktop - I want a working videocard!

Unfortunately I can't do it myself.

As you might noticed in the title, I have an ATI Radeon HD 3650 card. I googled some phrases like the title, got some guides, tried them, but the driver still doesn't work properly (only about 700 frames/5 sec)

If somebody could help me how to configure X, I would be really grateful.

Thanks in advance, and forgive my weak English.

Last edited by lipk; 11-22-2009 at 01:32 PM. Reason: my weak English...
 
Old 11-22-2009, 11:05 AM   #2
amani
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Your driver should be radeonhd or fglrx (proprietary).

and you need to write a 'modern' xorg.conf (search the Debian site or post Xorg.log)


#man radeonhd
 
Old 11-22-2009, 11:53 AM   #3
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It's pretty simple with Slackware 13.0. If you want 3D acceleration, you need to use the proprietary fglrx driver, specifically this one: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...x86.x86_64.run

You need to download the file and then, as the root user, you have to run that file. From a terminal, change to the directory that you downloaded the file to and run (as root) 'sh ./ati-driver-installer-9-11-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Slackware/All'

This will create two Slackware packages in that same directory. These can be installed with the installpkg command. You would then run 'aticonfig --initial' and it will create an initial xorg.conf file. Reboot and cross your fingers, and when your machine comes back up, you should be running with the proprietary drivers.

Adam
 
Old 11-22-2009, 01:27 PM   #4
lipk
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OK

FGLRX is perfect!

Thanks both of you!

How can I add "solved" to the header?
EDIT: Ah, this's something I could do myself!!!

Last edited by lipk; 11-22-2009 at 01:34 PM.
 
  


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