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Old 05-15-2006, 02:22 AM   #1
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Gigabyte X800XL 512Mb-Fedora Core 4

Hi all,

I have tried pretty hard to make this graphic card working with Linux (I have tried different distributions). I have also tried all suggestions available in this and other forum, but I am still not having any luck.
I wonder if someone in this forum can kindly help me in this matter.

Here is my current hardware specs:

MB: Gigabyte KB Triton nForce 4 SLI
CPU: AMD64x2 4200+
RAM: 2 Gb
Video Card: Gigabyte X800XL 512Mb
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
Kernel: 2.6.16-1.2108_FC4smp

I have tried to install FC5 but the installation procedure got stuck when the OS tried to initialize my Graphic card. I had the same issue with Suse10.

I downloaded and installed the latest ATI driver:

# rpm -ivh --force fglrx64_6_8_0-8.24.8-1.x86_64.rpm

When I run the ATI Control I get an error:

"Driver does not provide the FireGL X11 extensions!
Panel Components will operate only partialy"

then the control panel only provides with the following information

Vendor: Mesa Project
Renderer: Mesa GLX indirect
Version 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.2.1)

Previously I have also followed the instractions provided by borchen:

Still no luck.

Any clue is highly appreciate.



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