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Old 12-30-2001, 04:19 PM   #1
benito
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Ati Radeon VE


I have just installed Mandrake 8.0 on my computer. Everything turned out fine, except my video card, Ati Radeon VE. It seems that it is not a supported piece of hardware (KDE's control center says 'unknown device' or something). When I use linux, the screen refresh rate (frequency) is too low, and it's really painful to watch the screen. What should i do? Ati doesn't supply drivers for linux. What about installing a new kernel (i don't know how to do that)? If somebody would give me some advise 'step by step', i would be really grateful. I have also win98 on my computer.

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Old 12-31-2001, 04:19 PM   #2
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Not to be the bearer of bad news... You can try running drakxconf to set the refresh frequency, but if the card is not detected properly (try lspci at a command prompt) there's not a whole lot you can do besides getting a new video card.

If you're really intent on using THAT card, you can check out the information on http://www.xfree86.org and see if they have a new version that will support that card.

As far as a steb-by-step, that problem is too ambiguous for simplification. Get out on http://www.google.com/linux and see what others have said. You can also try hardware compatibility sites like http://lhd.datapower.com and the like to see what other users have done.
 
  


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