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Old 11-26-2006, 11:44 AM   #1
tauhshi
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How do I get the full power of an ATI 200M card on Edgy?


I've seen many people with problems with the ATI 200M video card on Edgy. I'm not a total newbie, but when it comes to fglrx and all the other stuff, I'm clueless. I just want a simple, plain walkthrough on getting 3D Acceleration, and Beryl (Or Compiz) working on my card. I've also seen people getting errors only on Edgy, with it working fine in Dapper. I have no problem with downgrading to Dapper, just as long as I can update all my packages and stuff . . .
 
Old 11-26-2006, 12:00 PM   #2
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I think there is a sollution not sure though. I do not have an ATI card but lets try this:
apt-cache search linux | grep fglrx
you gonne get a binary linux kernel module package. Install it.
apt-get install fglrx-kernel-source

After that you have to install the driver itself:
again:
apt-cache search fglrx
you gonna get some results. I would choose the xorg-driver-fglrx and the fglrx-control to be installed.
Now ya need to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Choose the fglrx to the driver instead of vesa.
The 3D is still not enabled but you are on the right track.
 
Old 11-26-2006, 12:05 PM   #3
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I found some good URLs for ya if you wanted to use XGL, Beryl and the others:
http://lhansen.blogspot.com/2006/10/...untu-edgy.html
http://felipe-alfaro.org/blog/2006/0...ite-extension/

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide

Good luck... I have SiS chipset so these fancy stuffs are not working on my notebook.
 
Old 11-26-2006, 12:11 PM   #4
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This is the section I presume you mean to change after installing fglrx

Quote:
Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Xpress 200M (RS482)"
Driver "fglrx"
BusID "PCI:1:5:0"
EndSection
Where "fglrx" is was "ati".
 
Old 11-26-2006, 12:59 PM   #5
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yeah... something like that (^_^)
 
Old 11-26-2006, 02:06 PM   #6
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Ok, I get this:
Quote:
dylan@victoria:~$ fglrxinfo
Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
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 6.5.1)
 
  


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