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Old 11-02-2005, 05:02 PM   #1
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Drivers?


Where can you get drivers for ati intergrated vid cards for laptops? Also is there a way to check the exact name of your video card? I'm running fedora core 4.


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Old 11-02-2005, 05:06 PM   #2
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ati.com for their own driver, but the "radeon" X driver which is builtin is fine too. the exact name, you can find from running /sbin/lspci
 
Old 11-02-2005, 06:34 PM   #3
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I tried downloading laptop drivers for linux, my rpm one auto opened into the window as a cd player file... and the .run it goes to run in gedit, and it says it can't run and that there is an error.
 
Old 11-02-2005, 09:04 PM   #4
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To run the .run file, open a command line and become root (type su the hit enter and type the root password) Go into the directory where the .run is stored ,and type sh <filename>.run

That should do it. I'm not sure on the rpm; I 've always had better luck with .run files!
 
Old 11-03-2005, 02:55 PM   #5
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I'm so lost... this is the stuff I tried before and after I read your post.
Code:
[root@localhost Tai]# /home/Tai/ati-driver-installer-8.18.8-i386.run
bash: /home/Tai/ati-driver-installer-8.18.8-i386.run: Permission denied
[root@localhost Tai]# /home/Tai/ati-driver-installer-9.18.8-i386.run
bash: /home/Tai/ati-driver-installer-9.18.8-i386.run: Permission denied
[root@localhost Tai]#
I have two diffrent .run's to try, but i didn't know what you ment by type sh/ Sorry, thanks.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 03:02 PM   #6
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chmod +x name_of_file.run
 
Old 11-03-2005, 03:04 PM   #7
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No directory?
 
Old 11-03-2005, 03:04 PM   #8
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I'd suggest trying this:

Start a console or shell or whatever you call the command box.

Type "su" and hit [ENTER] it will ask you for your root password.

Now type "/home/Tai/ati-driver-installer-8.18.8-i386.run" and it should work for you.

Hope that helps you some.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 03:07 PM   #9
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[root@localhost Tai]# /home/Tai/ati-driver-installer-8.18.8-i386.run
bash: /home/Tai/ati-driver-installer-8.18.8-i386.run: Permission denied
 
Old 11-03-2005, 04:02 PM   #10
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su to root
cd /home/Tai
sh ati-driver-installer-8.18.8-i386.run
 
Old 11-03-2005, 04:33 PM   #11
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It worked I think.. but I tried to open zsnes and it still shut off when i tried loading things, all my games do the same. Is there anyway to check that it worked?
 
Old 11-03-2005, 04:35 PM   #12
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also do I have to restart for it to work? because I have some important stuff im doing and also installing a large file, so I kind of don't want to restart yet... could that be the issue?
 
Old 11-04-2005, 10:08 AM   #13
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Probably. If you haven't restarted you won't have loaded the new ati drivers (they are kernel modules) and so nothing has changed yet.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 02:17 PM   #14
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I restarted and ATI control is in my applications but it wont open and my games still dont work or will shut down the application. Any ideas? and any way to tell if the drivers are working? Thanks.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 11:11 AM   #15
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Sorry, I'm stumped. I don't use ATI myself, and from what I've been told Nvidia has much better linux support. (but mostly my problem here is that I've been through the nvidia install process and know it well, however I know very little about ATi's ) Anyone else out there who's had experience with ATi driver install???
 
  


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