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Old 09-05-2005, 04:23 PM   #1
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how to install the ATI graphic/video drivers in slackware?


hello!

there are lots of guides to install the ATI driver but i didn't find one for slackware, is there a guide?

thanks!
 
Old 09-05-2005, 04:31 PM   #2
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The latest ATI driver has a nice graphical installer so installing shouldn't be a problem.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 04:54 PM   #3
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1. Download the latest driver from ATI.com
2. Install the driver:
Code:
sh ati-driver-installer-8.16.20-i386.run
3. After installation type:
Code:
fglrxconfig
4.1 Check if everthing went okay:
Code:
fglrxinfo
Code:
glxinfo | grep render
4.2 Test
Code:
glxgears
and
Code:
fglxgears
5. For troubleshooting check the gentoo wiki or simply come back here!

Have fun!

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Old 09-05-2005, 07:16 PM   #4
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well i really don't know if things are working:

bash-3.00$ fglrxinfo
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.1)

bash-3.00$ glxgears
884 frames in 5.0 seconds = 176.800 FPS
840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
bash-3.00$ fgl_glxgears
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 143 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 5 (X_GLXMakeCurrent)
Serial number of failed request: 32
Current serial number in output stream: 32
bash-3.00$
 
Old 09-05-2005, 07:39 PM   #5
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No that's broke.
What kernel, what hardware (AMD, 64 bit by any chance ???).
 
Old 09-05-2005, 07:44 PM   #6
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the kernel that comes with 10.1 i didn't change anything, it's a acer aspire 1694wlmi pentium m 2.0 ati radeon mobility x700 128mb
 
Old 09-05-2005, 10:32 PM   #7
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that'll be 2.4 then - should be no issue.
Did you reboot ???.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 06:15 AM   #8
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Hmh, just an idea, but check your "Device" section of your xorg.conf and make sure the Driver reads "fglrx".

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Old 09-13-2005, 04:36 PM   #9
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How can I get the installer? I download it from ATI's site and instead of it saving as a file it opens the 50+ megs of data in my browser, which I then cannot save!!!
 
Old 09-13-2005, 04:55 PM   #10
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Have you tried a right click (on the file name), then save as.....
 
Old 09-13-2005, 05:30 PM   #11
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I finally got it by using netscape. Konqueror, IE and Mozilla for windows wouldn't work.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 12:56 PM   #12
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Hi, just got a new ati card and got the ati drivers. Install went ok, and fglrxconfig.
But when i run fglrxinfo it apperas "unable to open display :0"
if i startx the screen goes black only with a blinking cursor on top right.

Dont know what to do next.
Any ideas how can i resolve this?
 
Old 09-18-2005, 01:28 PM   #13
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Just want to follow this thread and don't know how to any other way sorry
 
  


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