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Old 01-11-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
Robert Diggs
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Twitchy movement in GUI


I installed FC6 a couple of weeks ago and everything went fine for the most part. When I get into the GUI and I drag screens around, it has really twitchy movement, sudden movements like it's catching up with itself. I thought FC6 picked up my graphics card OK, but I wouldn't expect movement like that with a perfectly good graphics card. I have a 9250 ATI graphics card. I believe it has 256MB ram and I think a 600mhz processor on it. I might be wrong on the specs, but I don't think that is acceptable behavior. I know that Linux drivers exist, but I'm not sure how to go about installing them on FC6. Also, the same thing happened on my Suse 10.0 install. If you could point me in the direction of another post (I couldn't find one), or if you can help me out here, that'd be great.

Thanks in advance,

Brandon
 
Old 01-11-2007, 10:23 AM   #2
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I believe this is the page to download drivers for the ATI raedon 9250 - http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...n-prer200.html

Here is the instructions on how to install it - https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...28.8-inst.html

You'll need full kernel sources installed for your OS. You can use yum to install those if you don't have them already. By default Fedora doesn't install the sources, and there is no good reason for that.

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Old 01-11-2007, 10:56 AM   #3
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Jim,

Is there any way to do it without the installer? I'm not too inclined to download it and I want to get more familiar with the terminal. So, I'm hoping there is a way to do it without the installer. As far as the sources go, which ones would I need and how do I install it with Yum? I know it has to be done with the command line (I think anyway), there isn't a tool like YaST with FC6 to my knowledge.

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Brandon
 
Old 01-11-2007, 12:19 PM   #4
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You certainly can download and install it through the terminal. FC only becomes a mindless crap distro when you allow it to become one!

You can download it with the wget command, and then install it by running it through the terminal.

I have not used FC, and don't intend to. You can search here for how to install the kernel sources, it gets asked relatively often and it has been written up all over this site.

I would bet there is a gui tool to use yum, but I think yum is a CLI interface.

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