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Old 09-25-2003, 09:50 PM   #1
wazungy
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ati drivers and mandrake 9.1..help


I need some info on getting my ati 9500 pro working 100% with mandrake 9.1
I have seen posts on this topic but nothing seems to help.
I have gone as far as ./make.sh and ./make_install.sh

everything seems to work.

I get MESA GL listed when I fglxinf.
I should be getting ATI or FireGL instead.

I seem to have VESA entries when I type dmesg.
The card was running under vesa mode prior to installing the xfree4.3 drivers.
Is this a problem?
Can it be removed?

Also I see that the agpgart apeture is not defined when I get a dmesg list.

Please help.

It is a good learning experience for me, I know so little and have come about 1/2 way in this effort.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 01:22 AM   #2
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i don't how it works with ATI cards

but with nvidia cards you have to edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file
and change the approprate line so Linux is pointed to the right driver
 
  


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