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Wondering if anyone knows a good workaround for this one with some experience with a solid driver they use and the step by step setup. I am more into the stability of the driver to get a solid working xconfig perhaps some good HD video playback as well... as opposed to the 3D effects. I Simply just want to get my video card to work with KDE to setup a development atmosphere to start slackin away. CentOS works great with it (very stable x out the box)... its also a 2.6 kernel. But I prefer Slackware and its KISS philosophy as opposed to being dependent on Redhat.
Video decoding on your video chip is currently only available for the proprietary drivers. I use them on my laptop (currently the 12.6 legacy Beta) and have no problems with that. On my main machine I use the free drivers and have also no problems with that, but my CPU is powerfull enough that I don't have to care about video decoding there.
Thanks, I will definitely go for the proprietary if there is no problem with it like you said. I would hate to have to drain my CPU power the other way around as I run a netbook and need battery life. I also want to stay away from messing with kernel too until I gain more experience on using linux. I highly appreciate your help.
That video card may have support under -Current. The latest kernel should have support for FrameBuffer support, 2D support is provided by the xf86-video-ati package driver, and 3D support is through the Gallium3D and LLVM enabled libmesa package.
The other open source option if you are sticking to 13.37 is to either download, build, and install the latest libdrm package, latest kernel, build and install llvm from slackbuilds.org, and rebuild libmesa to support Gallium3D and use LLVM.
It's that or give the AMD proprietary FLGRX driver a whirl.
Radeon 6250 is part of the AMD Vision Zacate netbook APU (AMD C-30 or C-50/Radeon 6250.) Stock -current should work with it, and would be your best bet for a just-works setup (I run -current on an E-450/Radeon 6320 APU.)
Running fglrx is nice to have if you want extra powersaving and better video decoding support.
So I installed the proprietary ati by creating a Slackpkg for Flgrx or w.e u call it as a slackpkg. I installed that through... I have X started but the resolution is too big and and no 3d and when i type "aticonfig" it tells me the device driver is missing.