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Old 06-27-2004, 11:25 PM   #1
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Drivers for 9600 ATI video card????


I have been looking everywhere for a driver for my video card ATI Radeon 9600 SL

My current configuration is:


*ATI Radeon 9600 SL 256mb video
*Creative Labs 56K modem V.92 PCI

1GB RAM
1 RLT ethernet port LAN
1 3COM Gigaport LAN
2.8 Intel 800 FSB
nvidia 3 bus
160GB HD EIDE







* Denotes unsolved driver issues
 
Old 06-28-2004, 06:16 AM   #2
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Hi!

Try DriverGuide.com. I did a search with your configuration and found 2 drivers.

http://members.driverguide.com/index...&jmd=and&fzz=b

This link may not work though cause you need to signup for a free account first. But try it!
 
Old 06-28-2004, 06:39 AM   #3
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Of course if you are talking about linux, you still use the Linux proprietry drivers from www.ati.com :)

Steve
 
Old 06-28-2004, 08:29 AM   #4
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mst700; add one more suggestion; found this under xfree86 but may help
as somebody else posted,ATI readme radeon. direct from horse,s mouth and mfg., driver for u r card.
 
Old 06-28-2004, 11:42 AM   #5
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You've "looked everywhere" but on the ATI site, perhaps? Is there some reason to believe that the ATI drivers provided by the manufacturer of the card wouldn't work?
 
Old 06-29-2004, 12:26 AM   #6
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Thumbs up Something is very wrong here

The install from ATI went off without any problems. WOOT, Thanks. I am just not use to having a company that writes there drivers for windows write them for Linux also.....
 
Old 06-29-2004, 03:29 PM   #7
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mst700; your very welcomed.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 03:56 PM   #8
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Glad you've got 3D hardware-accelerated graphics now!
 
Old 07-03-2004, 01:31 PM   #9
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Wait a minute, I thought that ATI stated on their site that their drivers aren't compatible with the 2.6 kernel or the latest version of XFree. I'm on a less than 2 week old fresh install of Debian sarge, and because I read that I haven't upgraded my kernel, XFree, nor my video drivers because I'm not sure what to do. (My video card is a Radeon 9500PRO)


So, I can safely upgrade my kernel, XFree, AND use ATI's official drivers even though it says they aren't compatible with the latest versions of the Linux kernel and XFree? If so that would be great. I've already considered buying an NVidia card to replace my Radeon if I couldn't upgrade my kernel and still have 3D accelerated graphics because of it. Can someone clear this up for me? Thanks!
 
Old 07-03-2004, 02:01 PM   #10
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Where does it say this? The FAQ says something along those lines, but the FAQ is clearly outdated. Where do people keep seeing this?

I don't know if the drivers work with XFree 4.4 (I use X.org) but they do work with 4.3, and the 2.6 kernel.

As per my links above, ATI even tells you (in passing) about how to install the kernel source for Mandrake 10's 2.6 kernel in order to install the drivers.

In any case, they do work perfectly well under the 2.6 kernel, certainly with the latest version of X.org (so presumably with XFree 4.4 if you can actually find that anywhere to install).
 
Old 07-03-2004, 02:12 PM   #11
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motub&roots; M u r right nowhere, but beleive faqs taken for facts not frequently asked questions(faqs). roots not ?,ing u r ability but if u r able to
write own driver do so then pass it along. more power to YOU! that is what
linux is about! just be patient some one may already be doing just that.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 02:40 PM   #12
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Hmm, I never thought of the possiblity of the FAQ being outdated. I read it here: http://www.ati.com/products/catalyst/linux.html

"""
Q6: What Linux kernel version is needed for this driver?
A6: Version 2.4 of the Linux kernel is required for this driver. This kernel version is installed as standard in many current Linux distributions. Support for the newer version 2.6 kernel is under development and should be available in a future release.

Q7: What versions of XFree86 are supported in this driver?
A7: Driver packages are available for XFree86 versions 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3, which are most common in current Linux distributions. Support for the newer XFree86 version 4.4 is under development and should be available in a future release.
"""

Well I guess I'll go ahead and upgrade my kernel, xfree, and then cross my fingers and hope that the video drivers install without too many problems. Thanks!
 
Old 07-03-2004, 02:43 PM   #13
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roots; right on again. fraid so everything posted maybe bit aged. but at least no constant fixes as W eh!.
 
  


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