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Old 01-01-2006, 06:02 AM   #1
haeusermannanna
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Smile Looking for ABIT Radeon XT600 PCIe Driver for Linux 9.3 or 10.0


Hello All

I built my computer on my own. Now I would like to install Linux 9.3 or 10.0 on the second harddrive. The Installation itself is no problem. The Problem starts when I start the computer up after the installation as the Monitor goes black.

What do i have to do?

Please give me step by step instructions as i am not used to sneak into the linux.

I thank you all dearest in advance for your kind Help.

Annakathrin

Comp Specs:

AMD Athlon 3200
ABIT Fatal1ty AN8 (939 Socket)
ATI Radeon XT600 PCIe
Creative X-FI
PSU Hiper 580W

Should you need more info just let me know
 
Old 01-01-2006, 08:34 AM   #2
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Firstly, there's no such thing as "Linux 9.3 or 10.0", I assume you mean SuSE 9.3 or 10.0? I'd recommend going with the newest, you can download the DVD from their site.

That ATI card should work with SuSE, especially 10. I assume that the video works correctly during the installation?

It's possible that some of the xorg.conf values need to be adjusted.

During install, one of the last steps is hardware configuration. When it gets to that point, take a look at the information and values it is setting up for you and make sure it's properly detected your video card and monitor.

Since the screen goes blank, the first thing that comes to my mind is the color depth may be set higher than supported. Try setting it lower and see what happens. Perhaps even select a lower resolution.

Once you get it working you can tinker with these a bit to get what you really want.
 
Old 01-01-2006, 04:35 PM   #3
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Maybe it is just another bootloader problem? Which bootloader do you have?
 
Old 01-01-2006, 05:15 PM   #4
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Thank you so much for helping me.

I have GRUB Bootloader. The System breaks down as soon as it should start up the GUI of Linux. it is ok as long as it is in Level 3. Thank you all.

Annakathrin
 
Old 01-01-2006, 06:09 PM   #5
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Definately sounds like an xorg.conf problem.
 
  


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