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Old 03-10-2004, 02:57 PM   #1
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Radeon 9200 and Slack 9.1


i just finished install slack 9.1. then i downloaded the driver from ati website, but it didn't work.

I can only use it with the vesa mode. can anyone help me to get it to work with full suppport.... thanks



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Old 03-10-2004, 02:59 PM   #2
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what didnt work?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 03:04 PM   #3
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oh, that was quick. well, i couldn't install the rpm. It requres a bunch of libraries
 
Old 03-10-2004, 03:14 PM   #4
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oh, that was quick. well, i couldn't install the rpm. It requres a bunch of libraries
convert the rom to tgz... by...

rpm2tgz fglrx<whatever>.rpm

installpkg fglrx<whatever>.tgz

cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/

./make.sh

cd ..

./make_install.sh


the run:

fglrxconfig
 
Old 03-10-2004, 05:28 PM   #5
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when i typed "./make.sh" i got this error:

-sh: ./make.sh: Permission denied
 
Old 03-10-2004, 07:36 PM   #6
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this error tellls you that you have to be in root to perform this actions. su to root.
 
Old 03-10-2004, 09:34 PM   #7
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i did that... i logged as root, and i got that message.
 
Old 03-10-2004, 10:09 PM   #8
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Try making the file executable. To do that, you do chmod ####, where # is a digit. (sorry, cant remember what numbers you would want) - see man chmod.

I think 777 gives everyone all permissions, so that should work but be less safe.
 
Old 03-10-2004, 10:20 PM   #9
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Try these steps. Should also work for your card.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...673#post801673

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Old 03-11-2004, 03:54 PM   #10
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Try these steps. Should also work for your card.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...673#post801673

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thanks, i finally got the 1280x1024 to work. But the i got error message when i typed "modprobe fglrx" . How can i get it to load?

(i tried to upgrade my kernel from 2.4.22 to 2.6.4, and now it wont boot. It says "kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on fda6)
 
Old 03-11-2004, 05:50 PM   #11
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When you updated your kernel, did you leave the old one? You should always have a backup kernel... If you didn't, you can boot from the slack cds to fix your problem. You would need to copy over the default kernel on the cd and rerun lilo.

Unless that wasn't related to your problem...

You also may need to recompile video drivers when switching kernels - I have to for my Nvidia card.
 
  


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