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Old 02-23-2003, 04:33 PM   #1
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slackware-current (9) and x problem


Ok, lets see if i can get all this here:

I installed slackware-current (soon to be 9), installed everything, looks like it works great. I run startx and it works, but I want to change the resolution, so I log out of X. I run xf86config, but my video card isnt there, so I tried some generic stuff, just to see if ti would work. Everytime I run xf86config, startx wont work again. My video card is a ATI Radeon 7000, I tried downloading linux drivers for it, but the make_install.sh script failed for some reason, it said it would taint my kernel. So, any ideas, or something I'm missing on how to get X working again, and have my video card recognized?

Thanks
 
Old 02-23-2003, 06:17 PM   #2
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I have a Radeon 9700 Pro working under Slack-current. I don't know how similar or different it is for the 7000, but here goes. What I had to do was compile the kernel for at least i586 support instead of the default i386. I have a P4, so I believe it come to i686. Anyway, agpgart must be a Module and not compiled into the kernel. Then I downloaded and unpacked the drivers, which made 3 directories...lib, opt, usr, and then I copied all of the files from these directories to the corresponding directories. Once all of the files are copied, I run sh make.sh from /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod. Then I run ./make_install from /lib/modules/fglrx. It says it will taint the kernel but I haven't seen anything that hurts yet. Then I run modprobe agpgart, and modprobe fglrx. Then run fglrxconfig. I had to uncomment /sbin.modprobe agpgart, and add /sbin/modprobe fglrx in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules. That's it.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 07:00 PM   #3
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Ati's fglrx drivers don't support anything lower than the 8500 radeon.

OTOH, the 7x00 series is fully supported by XFree, learn to edit your XF86Config-4 file manually.
Make sure you have Load "dbe" and Load "glx" in Section "Module" and that your driver is "radeon" in Section "Device".

Set DefaultColorDepth to 24 and you should be good to go .
If not refer to /var/log/XFree86.0.log, look for lines starting with <EE> or <WW> for errors and warnings.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 07:25 PM   #4
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thanks! i'll take a look at that.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 08:03 PM   #5
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Thanks for clearing that up UnTamed...I hadn't noticed that the fglrx drivers were only for the 8500 on up.
 
  


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