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digital bots 05-28-2002 12:19 PM

Radeon cards in slack
 
I tried every type of driver that i could think of ie the generic ones and the unsupported VGA ones. I am doing a fresh install of slack on my pc that has the ATI all in wonder radeon 7500, now how or where do i get the drivers for this thing
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i tried to install the new freex86 and still nothing :(

Tinkster 05-29-2002 06:37 PM

Re: Radeon cards in slack
 
Quote:

Originally posted by digital bots
I tried every type of driver that i could think of ie the generic ones and the unsupported VGA ones. I am doing a fresh install of slack on my pc that has the ATI all in wonder radeon 7500, now how or where do i get the drivers for this thing
edit
i tried to install the new freex86 and still nothing :(

Hi bots ...

Hmmm ... what exactly is the problem you got m8?
X not starting automatically, startx crashes, ...?

Cheers,
Tink

jpweston 05-29-2002 06:53 PM

db,

According to the XFree86 site, "Radeon" chipsets are supported with the ati driver. However, depending on what the problem is you're having, that may not be the issue.

Here's my favorite recipe for configuring X (v4.1.0 and up):

As root, run:

Code:

/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 -configure
This will probe all of your hardware and create a comment-less XF86Config.new file in root's home directory (not the / directory). You are also given a command to test it out (the test will just show the X for the cursor and the black/white pattern). If that works out for you, you can tweak the modes in the file then move it over into /etc/X11 for normal usage.

But yeah, give us some details and we'll do what we can for ya!

j.

digital bots 06-05-2002 12:16 AM

i unloaded slack yet again when i get it up and running i will post it thanks u guys this means alot to me

milos 06-05-2002 12:21 AM

fresh install?
 
If your doing a fresh install, during setup, choose one of the frame buffers when you get to that part of setup, eg)1024x768x16, or whatever your moniter can handle. ATI is well supported in slack and your card should be detected. I'm using a radeon also and that's all I did, and have had no problems. If that doesn't work than you'll have to run 'xf86config' as root, but be prepared with lots of system info, moniter sync rates etc.... you can also try running 'superprobe' to get slack to give you your video card info and to see if it gets detected.

good luck

digital bots 06-07-2002 11:23 AM

Re: fresh install?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by milos
If your doing a fresh install, during setup, choose one of the frame buffers when you get to that part of setup, eg)1024x768x16, or whatever your moniter can handle. ATI is well supported in slack and your card should be detected. I'm using a radeon also and that's all I did, and have had no problems. If that doesn't work than you'll have to run 'xf86config' as root, but be prepared with lots of system info, moniter sync rates etc.... you can also try running 'superprobe' to get slack to give you your video card info and to see if it gets detected.

good luck

what disto did u use mine just installed then gave me a promt screen. LOL! I had to do xf86config and do all that configuring but i dont mind doing all of that because i know whats on my pc well i loaded slack and now i am downloading the new xfree i will post in a sec what happends next

digital bots 06-08-2002 07:36 AM

ok installed the new xfree but i dont see radeon on the list of video cards when i do xf86config. I downloaded the 4.x of free x does anyone know where i went wrong?

jpweston 06-08-2002 10:01 AM

db,

When I used xf86config my card wasn't listed either. Try the following:

Quote:


As root from the command line, run:

Code:

/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 -configure
This will probe all of your hardware and create a comment-less XF86Config.new file in root's home directory (not the / directory). You are also given a command to test it out (the test will just show the X for the cursor and the black/white pattern). If that works out for you, you can tweak the modes in the file then move it over into /etc/X11 for normal usage.


digital bots 06-10-2002 12:24 AM

i know for sure i am not a pro at this but i ran that then i ran the command it gave i got the x with the b&w screen but i couldnt figure out how to get out of that screen.but what is the point of that screen? Froom the looks of it i have the same space on the screen as i did with the generic driver.i guess unless there are other ways to get it fixed i will wait for slack 8.1 comes out.

jpweston 06-10-2002 02:24 AM

db,

That screen is the test screen for X. If you see it, then everything *should* be configured ok. The next step is to move the XF86Config.new file in /root to /etc/X11 as XF86Config. Then, try starting X again. You should be good to go and the window manager you've chosen will load up. If you want to see what window manager to expect, look at /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc That file will be a link to xinitrc.name_of_wm (i.e. xinitrc.kde). You can change your window manager by redirecting the link.

j.

digital bots 06-10-2002 07:01 AM

i would like to start off by saying wowzers and thanks i didnt think i would ever see slack again on my pc but now its working. Not to bother you a second longer but i was wondering i am use to a higher screen rez and color depth i checked that xf86config file and its not the same as when you configure it by hand does that mean it cant be edited like the other one?

jpweston 06-10-2002 02:56 PM

db,

You can edit XF86Config all you like - no problem. Just add the resolutions to the Modes line under the Screen0 section at the bottom of the file. Here's an example:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

You don't *need* the DefaultDepth line - it just specified what color depth to use when X starts. The Modes line can have resolutions in any order, going from left to right, they are in order of your preference.

j.

digital bots 06-11-2002 07:57 AM

I would like to first start off by saying thank you for fixing my slack. I didnt think i would ever be back in it again :D But this was truely some that i wouldnt never have found out on my own with out asking. :D Well Thanks alot

jpweston 06-11-2002 09:01 AM

db,

Glad to hear things are up and running!

j.

ka24 06-13-2002 04:18 AM

All in Wonder Drivers
 
I think the drivers you need are at http://gatos.sourceforge.net/


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