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Old 11-27-2003, 12:18 AM   #1
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Question ATI Radeon Mobility 9000 / Dell Inspiron 8200


I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 with an ATI Radeon Mobility 9000. It works fine in RedHat 9, with 3D support and everything right out of the box. I have tried to install Slackware 9 and 9.1, and in xf86config it doesn't list my video card. When I installed RedHat 9, it gave me ATI Radeon M9. I read somewhere that XFree86 v. 4.3.0 supports this card, but Slack 9.1 has that, and my card wasn't an option. Dell doesn't have any drivers for this card, and ATI says that you must get it from the manufacturer of the computer. I would love to make the change over to Slackware instead of RedHat because I have heard good things about it. If anyone has any luck with this, please let me know. Because the Vesa drivers are nothing like my 3D experience in RedHat!
 
Old 11-27-2003, 08:25 AM   #2
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There are drivers at ATI's web page; www.ati.com - Customer Care - Find a Driver - and then choose in the lists, Linux - Graphic Driver - and so on.
 
Old 11-27-2003, 08:27 PM   #3
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If you go to that site under the ATI Radeon MOBILITY 9000, it says that the drivers are provided for the manufacturer. They have drivers for the ATI Radeon 9000, but not the MOBILITY version for laptop. I have already checked there.

...any other suggestions?
 
Old 11-28-2003, 06:18 AM   #4
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Well, I have done this myself on my Dell Latitude D600 without any problems. But maybe I'm lacking some features that I don't know about? I have no idea, but the graphics acceleration works fine.
 
Old 11-28-2003, 10:39 AM   #5
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Which driver did you download? The Radeon 9000? If you know which driver you downloaded, I'll try it, because I know they don't have one for the Mobility version, but I don't know if the regular Radeon ones work or not.
 
Old 11-28-2003, 11:59 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Bebo
Well, I have done this myself on my Dell Latitude D600 without any problems. But maybe I'm lacking some features that I don't know about? I have no idea, but the graphics acceleration works fine.
Me too. I have Slackware 9.1 running fantastic on this Dell Latitude D600. I'm almost positive that during xf86config it listed the M9. Hmm...
 
Old 11-28-2003, 12:01 PM   #7
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Yep, the Radeon 9000. And I did exactly these steps : www.ati.com - Customer Care - Find a driver. And then I chose Linux - Graphic Driver - RADEON 9000 Series. On the page I ended up on, I looked through the installation tips and ran the Check.sh script. Then I download and installed the driver version supporting XFree86 4.3. It's an rpm package. If you use the this package as it is (even though you're using Slack) then you probably will have to --force it. Set up your XF86Config-4 - the safest thing is to just add a Device section or change your old one, basically just change driver.
 
Old 11-28-2003, 12:04 PM   #8
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Whitehat, have you checked that you have the agpgart working? When I used the XFree86 4.3 driver for Radeon M9, it didn't work. But now with the ATI driver it's working fine.
 
  


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