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Old 02-11-2005, 05:47 AM   #1
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Ati Radeon X600 pro 256mb

Hi all! I've got an Ati Radeon X600 pro 256mb and I can't find any drivers for this on my Mandrake 10.1... Anyone could help me with that?
Old 03-03-2005, 07:08 AM   #2
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Yeah I have the same problem. I'm using SuSe and the model-specific drivers just don't want to work, even the manufacture supplied drivers I downloaded. I have tried to get my installation working and the only thing that gets it running is good 'ol VESA.

According msinfo32, I have an ATI Radeon X600 PRO (0x5B62) with 128mb of RAM (but I disgress, I think there is 256 megs split between the two adapters (Primary and Secondary) that windows installs, urgh...). Anyways, on WinDoze XP the manufacturer's drivers work like a charm, DirectX and all. Sax2 says it's an ATI Radeon X600 (RV370) 5B62, so it appears to have the right driver.

Other system specs of interest is P4 3.2 Ghz, a SB Audigy 2 ZS (with 5.1 surround sound speakers plugged in), and an ASUS m'board.

My symptoms:
o After running xf86config in failsafe and selecting "Ati Radeon (generic)", I can type startx and I get as far as the hashy background pattern, but that's it. The cursor updates for about 5-10 secs and then it freezes. (by this stage Ctrl-Alt-Bkspc doesn't work, and my CPU fan is about to take off since the CPU is hung.)
o I can use Sax2 to select the FireGL drivers from ATI, but they crash during testing after displaying a dialog box (no text appears on the dialog box, for some reason) with a bevel across the middle. Again the three-finger-salute doesn't work and it's time to hit the reset button.
Old 03-03-2005, 09:12 PM   #3
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I Have Got It Working!!

Download the linux drivers from

Open the package in Konqueror and install it

End your session

Select 'failsafe' under your session type and log in as root

Run 'fglrxconfig' and follow the prompts . (I missed this first time!)

After the program has run, type 'exit'. You will end up back at the login screen.

By this stage you can tell if the driver will work on your computer. (if it the screen is garbled, not displaying anything at all, or your system has hung, then it probably isn't designed for your system.)


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