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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!
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.
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!