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Old 08-19-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
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ATI's drivers -- How do I check... (

ATI demands that I know what version of XFree86 I am running, but I have no idea. So they provided me with big deal! I don't know how to use it! Could anyone help me sort this out?

Running Fedora Core 2.
Old 08-19-2004, 01:06 PM   #2
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look in
there should be an XFree86.0.log
the version number is listed at the top of page........

in order to run just do this in a term window..........

Old 08-19-2004, 01:58 PM   #3
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Hmm.. both of these solutions failed.
There was no XFree86 log. But there is a Xorg.0.log.

And running $sh returns this:
ATI Technologies
Your possibly not running this script from the console
or maybe you simply dont have the console ownership.
Unable to determine XFree86 Version. Stopping now.
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Fedora Core 2 most likely uses the Xorg Xserver,
Xorg -version should confirm that for you.

Anyhow, get the driver version for XFree-4.3.0,
I'd suggest looking up's linux board, I know they have a couple Fedora threads going, there's specific issues with Fedora.

...good luck


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