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Old 03-15-2006, 11:44 AM   #1
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installing ATI radeon drivers

I just switched back to linux (mandrake 10.1) and I need to install my ATI drivers. I went on the ATI website in the linux drivers section, but either of the drivers will work. I type "sh ./
and it says :

Detected configuration:
Architecture: i686 (32-bit)
X Server: unable to detect
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install

What do I have to do? I'm a bit rusty with linux commands and xorg.conf and stuff.

Oh my video card is a Radeon X850 XT

Old 03-15-2006, 05:02 PM   #2
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unable to detect? why? I have Xorg 6.7 I believe.
Old 03-15-2006, 05:20 PM   #3
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People who get those vendor supplied drivers to work seem to be a minority. Google for .rpm packages made for your OS. I've had the best luck with getting already compiled modules from the same sites.

Install the driver and the module then use fglrxconfig, or aticonfig or whatever they're using these days.
Old 03-18-2006, 08:38 AM   #4
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as far as I know you need xorg68 and higher


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