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Old 04-02-2005, 06:32 AM   #1
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How to install ATI drivers on sarge?


I downloaded 4.3 ati drivers for 9800pro from ati website, opened it w/ kpackager, nothing on list or blank. tried w/ archive or file roller and got error output. I am stuck w/ 800x600 8 or 16bit color Couldnt figure out how install or get 3D running or something. I tried display manager, resoultion, etc, all same limit 800x600. I installed kernel source, tree, and 2.6.13 both A7 and i686, Im using nforce2 chipset board. I am not sure which kernel to use or have it run since I had em installed usin kpackager. So whats the solutions to my plm to save my headaches?
 
Old 04-02-2005, 09:02 AM   #2
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There is a Debian Package for the fglrx drivers.

See here for download and instructions on installing them
http://xoomer.virgilio.it/flavio.sta...installer.html

I used these packages and they work fine with 3d.

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Old 04-02-2005, 09:03 PM   #3
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Ok, its pretty vague for me. When I select display or chipset during installing debian, I selected ati, not vesa, then left video card bus idenifier blank, autodetect mouse and monitor. Maybe its went haywire from there. How come when I install fedora core 3, it didnt asked me these enigmatic questions and already has color depth, adjust screen resolutions to high as it can get in graphic windows. But in debian, limit 800x600 and cannot adjust my screen higher than 800x600, and no video card settings. How do you guys do it? That link just tell me how to install video card drivers, but cannot find how to do the configuration. Example, in window xp, I can open display setting, click advance where we see adjusting monitor hz, color quality, screen resoultion, etc, debian has none of that. Just limit 85hz, cannot go below or above, no color depths, screen resoultion limit up to 800x600 cannot go above. Debian already has 4.3 ati drivers why need to download and reinstall it? Also I install kernel and kernel source using kpackaging, rebooted, control center says I am on lastest kernel but in kernel section say I dont have kernel or source running, no linux folder in /usr/src/ So that means it not installed? installing, configuring kernel, kernel source, and display are too inscrutable for me, I tried debian manuels but nothing there is explicit enough in procedures to reverse it.
 
Old 04-02-2005, 09:59 PM   #4
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Follow the instructions on the website to install the proprietary drivers for ATi 'fglrx' not the 'ati' driver from X.

Then run fglrxconfig to configure your settings. That tool will work for setting up the graphic driver with monitor resolution, colour depth, refresh rates etc. etc.

Please follow the link to install the proprietary ATi drivers which will give you 3d acceleration. The site has pretty comprehensive instructions on how to set up the drivers in Debian.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 05:18 AM   #5
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Originally posted by Harishankar
There is a Debian Package for the fglrx drivers.

See here for download and instructions on installing them
http://xoomer.virgilio.it/flavio.sta...installer.html

I used these packages and they work fine with 3d.
still doesnt work, I dont have /usr/src/linux folder to complete that guide. do u need me to post screen shot that I do not have linux folder under /usr/src/? I though I install kernel, but no one bother tell me first on how to install kernel correctly in steps in order to have linux folder under /usr/src/ how harder do I need explain this? I just want to know how, I been going thru that guide all day and yesterday, time consuming because I do not have "need to know" information.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 09:20 PM   #6
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You can install the kernel sources for your correct version using Synaptic package manager or apt-get.

Again, just search for the kernel source in Synaptic package manager or apt-get if your prefer the terminal. It's just a click away to install it.

You will get a directory called /usr/src/linux-2.x.y which will contain the kernel source code, where x and y are major and minor version increments and correspond to the kernel you have currently installed in /boot.

Just create a symbolic link called /usr/src/linux which will point to the /usr/src/linux-2.x.y. There is nothing to it really except just using synaptic or apt-get to install the sources.

How to install or upgrade a kernel? Well this topic has pretty much how to do it on Debian Sarge.

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Old 04-04-2005, 02:50 AM   #7
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Here's my own thread on how I found out first how to install ATI drivers on Debian.

Hope this helps:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=270612
 
Old 04-10-2005, 03:27 AM   #8
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you can also try my howto. Basically a walkthrough for debian sarge.
 
Old 04-10-2005, 01:48 PM   #9
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bobbens - out of curiousity, what ATI card are you using? -- J.W.
 
Old 04-14-2005, 01:17 AM   #10
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bobbens - out of curiousity, what ATI card are you using? -- J.W.
an ATI radeon 9600, some wierd version with 256 MB ram, called saphire or something like that.
 
Old 04-25-2005, 11:08 AM   #11
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this is the easiest way to do it... be aware that you do need to have the headers and sources also installed

apt-get install kernel-image

pick your kernel image to install

install it
reboot into new kernel

apt-get install kernel-source

pick whatever source you need

cd /usr/src
tar xvfj kernel-source file
ln -s /usr/src/kernelsourcefolder /usr/src/linux

apt-get install kernel-headers

pick your headers

reboot

/etc/init.d/gdm stop
login as root yo
wget http://kanotix.com/files/install-radeon-debian.sh
apt-get install alien
sh install-radeon-debian.sh

there ya go... all done...

that is all i did on a new install.... it worked... i'm happy...
 
Old 04-25-2005, 03:07 PM   #12
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Originally posted by initialdrifteg6
this is the easiest way to do it... be aware that you do need to have the headers and sources also installed

apt-get install kernel-image

pick your kernel image to install

install it
reboot into new kernel

apt-get install kernel-source

pick whatever source you need

cd /usr/src
tar xvfj kernel-source file
ln -s /usr/src/kernelsourcefolder /usr/src/linux

apt-get install kernel-headers

pick your headers

reboot

/etc/init.d/gdm stop
login as root yo
wget http://kanotix.com/files/install-radeon-debian.sh
apt-get install alien
sh install-radeon-debian.sh

there ya go... all done...

that is all i did on a new install.... it worked... i'm happy...
dunno i had trouble with those. I've had best luck doing the same up to the wget part and instead installing and building the official ones (maybe that script does that? ><). this way i can control what i'm doing and update frequently. (btw they're getting alot better :P)
 
  


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