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Old 01-17-2005, 07:58 PM   #1
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New ATI drivers released today 1/17/05


New ATI drivers were released today for LInux _x86 and Linux_x86 64.

Now supports Xfree86 and X

I use Mandrake 10.1 and it uses X, not XFree86. I did this in the console and received this weird error:

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[root@ken ken]# rpm -Uvh --force fglrx_6_8_0-8.8.25-1.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
        fglrx conflicts with fglrx_6_8_0-8.8.25-1
 
Old 01-17-2005, 08:21 PM   #2
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I don't use rpm based distros myself, but to me it sounds like you have another version of the fglrx driver installed? Try rpm -qa | grep fglrx to see if you have it installed. You may have to remove it and then install the new rpm.


Håkan
 
Old 01-18-2005, 12:32 AM   #3
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You haven't uninstalled the old drivers first. Make sure to kill your X server before uninstalling your video drivers!
 
Old 01-18-2005, 01:42 AM   #4
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Originally posted by hw-tph
I don't use rpm based distros myself, but to me it sounds like you have another version of the fglrx driver installed? Try rpm -qa | grep fglrx to see if you have it installed. You may have to remove it and then install the new rpm.


Håkan
This is what i got:

[ken@ken ken]$ rpm -qa | grep fglrx
fglrx-4.3.0-3.14.6

I will uninstall this one and try the new ATI drivers and see what happens.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 05:10 AM   #5
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HOw do you kill the X server properly?

I can logout, restart the XServer, end the session and even change back to the commandline session from the login screen by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1. How do you kill the XServer entirely?

Stephen
 
Old 01-18-2005, 05:16 AM   #6
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press alt+cntrl+f1 to enter the tty1.
Once you're in there, log in as root and type "init 3"
Now you can install fglrx and the restart the X server by typing startx (or gdm or any X loging system you might use).
Note: You might need to restart the whole system to drivers take effect
 
Old 01-18-2005, 05:20 AM   #7
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Hi, everybody!

StephenCM:
Code:
killall -KILL X
Does anybody know if these new drivers are remarkably better than the old ones?

--Dane
 
Old 01-18-2005, 06:45 AM   #8
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If by "remarkably better" you mean support for X.org 6.8 then yes, they are.


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Old 01-26-2005, 02:57 PM   #9
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Just to follow up: I installed the latest version or Xorg and updated the ATI drivers, and things are working a LOT better than they were before. Xvideo is working now and gl2 output is faster.

--Dane
 
Old 01-26-2005, 04:20 PM   #10
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I'm a bit confused - I installed the previous version of xfree86 4.3 to get my ATI Radeon 9600PRo Atlantis working with FC2. To get this new driver, should I install the new version of xfree86 4.3 AND the new version of XORG, or will just one do? The ati site says "XFree86 version 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, or X.Org 6.8" but does that mean they'll conflict as one is older than the other?

thanks...
 
Old 01-26-2005, 06:05 PM   #11
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download and run the check.sh file. It will let you know if you're using XFree86. If it says it cannot find XFree86, then you are most likely using X.org. Download the appropriate file
 
Old 01-27-2005, 07:43 AM   #12
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I did that before my last post (just to help prove I'm not completely helpless). Unfortunately, for some strange reason check.sh returns a message saying that it cannot determine which version of xfree86 I am running, possibly because I have not run it from the command line or because I am not logged in as root. I did run it from the command line and I was logged in as root, but apparently it's views of reality are different that mine.

Anyway, that's not really the point, because I ran check.sh successfully before installing the previous driver, and then downloaded xfree86 4.3, so presumably I can safely download the new version of xfree86 4.3. My question is whether I ALSO need to download and install the new version of Xorg that ATI have on their website, or whether just xfree86 is enough?

Thanks, it may be a silly question, but all answers appreciated.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 11:09 AM   #13
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If you are sure you have Xfree86, then you will not need to download the X.org version.
 
  


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