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I have a Dell Dimension 9100 with a Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics card, running Slackware 10.1. In kernel 2.4 everything works fine, but when I tried 126.96.36.199 the graphics are way bad. Moving windows, hiding the panel and watching Flashwebsites, every animated effect looks like it's being performed with 10 fps. I've installed agpgart as module, and it loads fine. When I run lspci | grep AGP I get:
so I also load the intel_agp module, and I've already run ati-driver-installer-8.20.8-i386.run, and the fglrx module loads as it should (from what I understand).
Could it be that the 188.8.131.52 kernel doesn't support the ATI driver (or the other way around perhaps?) or am I missing something? Or does the kernel source have to patched in some way?
I also have a question about VLC 0.8.2 (vlc-0.8.2-i486-2sup.tgz). When I try to start it, I get this:
skins2 interface error: Invalid image size (null width or height)
I think I've installed all the required packages. What could be the problem? My first thought was to find some kind of configuration file and perhaps find a passage that declared the width and height, and just change it, but I can't find such a file.