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Old 10-05-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
McKnight
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Has anyone gotten their ATI 4850 to function in Mandriva?


I just installed mandriva 2009 and I cannot get good graphics drivers installed for the life of me. When I booted up initially everything looked good but I couldn't get the visual effects enabled, it said my card wasn't good enough which means the good drivers aren't installed. So I went to ATI's webpage and downloaded and ran them. After I did this I was able to get into the catalyst control center but my display is very choppy. When I move windows around it doesn't move smoothly at all. I tried enabling visual effects after this and when I restarted my screen was white. What do I do to get these drivers installed? It seems like the drivers still aren't installed correctly. I noticed when I boot up there is a message that displays briefly that it is installing the FGLRX module but it fails. I can't get more specific because the message disappears quickly. What do I do? Is there an RPM for updated (or just recent) catalyst drivers?
 
Old 10-06-2008, 11:24 AM   #2
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The proprietary driver may have problems.
See www.phoronix.com for reviews.

For using open source drivers, uninstall fglrx completely first and then edit xorg.conf. ...including things for 3D

driver radeon
See howtoforge.com
 
  


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