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Distribution: Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 11. and now 12!
Well, you need to do some reading!
There is a sticky in this Forum about enabling graphics card acceleration, and it talks about installing the ATI driver for your graphics card, and then changing the appropriate configuration file that goes with that driver.
I can't help you directly as I have an NVidia card and driver, but for me the configuration file is :
/etc/X11/xorg.conf - and this contains lots of useful comments to carry out (1) and (4) immediately, as well as some hints about (5). This last will depend on what the manufacturer has enabled in your Linux driver.
As I said, all the information is on this site, you need to search for it. There is even a search engine!! Get busy!
Unless I am mistaken, but doesn't ATI offer a shell script in order to install their proprietary driver? It appears that whenever you are converting the rpm to a Slackware package that it is not building and installing the necessary modules for your ATI card, hence the error about a non-existent directory. I have not tried installing ATI's drivers for some time, but would imagine that this is in direct comparison to how the NVIDIA drivers are installed, where running the shell script builds and installs the NVIDIA modules for the current kernel.
FWIW, I had to play with aticonfig several times before I got it figured out.
What I had to do was, Dual-head initialization, had to configure the resolutions, and do this all from the prompt outside of the desktop. I do not know why, but I couldn't get the aticonfig to work from the command prompt in the desktop.
I had some trouble getting the ati installer to work, I was not using "sh" before running it. ATI has an instructional thing that told me to do that. The installer ran fine after I was typing (without the quotes) "sh ./ati-driver-installrt-8.33.6-x86.x86_64.run
Anyhow, I'm a little more Linux-smart now.
Again, thanks for all the patience and help!
Last edited by Blitzkreig75; 02-20-2007 at 12:54 AM.