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Old 11-23-2004, 02:28 AM   #1
vcarriere
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New slackware install with mobility radeon 9700


I recently installer Slackware 10 from Fedora core 2. The display i used to have in fedora had a pretty good resolution except that there were two black bars on each side. Now that i switch over to Slackware, i can only go to resolution 1024. In fedora i was in 1600*1200 and in windows i'm in 1920*1200. I tried reinstalling xorg with a newer version and still didn't work. Is there a way to make it work like it used to in fedora. As this card isn't supported by ati yet i know that the display won't be perfect but the should be a way to make it no worst that it used to be.

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Vincent

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Old 11-23-2004, 03:45 AM   #2
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I have a HP Compaq nc6000 laptop with the Mobility 9600 chip
getting everything to 'play nicely' was as simple as updating my kernel and getting everything the way that I wanted it and downloading and installing the ATI fglrx driver (note: you must download the regular card driver despite their warning about the chips/displays be custom for every manufacture) follow the directions to install the driver and run fglrxconfig to properly set-up X

note: THE CURRENT ATI DRIVERS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH X.ORG 6.7.X ONLY NOT 6.8.X

you might also want to google around and figure out what kind of LCD you have on you laptop to set the correct hori. and vert sync ranges
mine has a 14.1" SXGA+ display (1400x1050 native @ 60Hz, 63.98KHz hori. sync and 60Hz vert.) <- dunno if that will help you get rid of the "black bars" but you never know!
 
Old 01-23-2005, 09:07 PM   #3
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I just found out that ati released a new version of the drivers for x.org but its in .rpm format. Is there any way to make it work with slackware, transform it to a tarball.

I also have cedega in rpm format which i'd like to install.

Thanks for any link or information.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 12:09 AM   #4
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Yeah you just have to use the rpm2tgz command in Slackware.
 
  


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