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Old 01-25-2004, 12:59 PM   #1
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Angry Installing ATI Radeon video drivers on Redhat Advanced Server

Dear Experts,

Sorry, I'm back. Now, I'm struggling with the video
drivers on Redhat once again. I've spent about 6 hours
so far. Hopefully someone will know the secret.

I'm running:
Redhat Advanced Server 2.1
ATI Radeon 9000 All-In-Wonder in the AGP slot
Xfree86 4.1.0

I downloaded the driver from ATI.

I installed the package. Then, I tried running
fglrxconfig, and

But both of them failed.


The tail output from /var/log/XFree86.0.log is:

(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:0) found
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found


- creating symlink
- recreating module dependency list
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.9-e.3/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o

strings /usr/X11R6/lib/ | grep dlsym


lspci shows:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4966 (rev 01)
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 496e (rev 01)


try to run: startx
and get much the same output as before:

(II) RADEON: Driver for ATI Radeon chipsets: ATI Radeon QD (AGP),
ATI Radeon QE (AGP), ATI Radeon QF (AGP), ATI Radeon QG (AGP),
ATI Radeon VE QY (AGP), ATI Radeon VE QZ (AGP),
ATI Radeon Mobility LW (AGP), ATI Radeon Mobility LY (AGP),
ATI Radeon Mobility LZ (AGP)
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(WW) RADEON: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

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the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.


The interesting thing is the config file: XF86Config-4
(below) The Video card is unknown!


When I installed with Suse, it automatically chose these
settings automatically, and it worked perfectly fine. I don't
need any 3D. I just need it work with regular graphics.

ATI RV250 lf(radeon)
connected to monitor NEC XV15+ (1280 x 1024 @ 16bit)
3D acceleration disabled.

Where could I get this driver?


Does anyone have a working ATI config file that
they could post?

Thanks a lot!

Config file: XF86Config-4

# XFree86 4.0 configuration generated by Xconfigurator

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

# By default, Red Hat Linux 6.0 and later use xfs

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100"

# Module loading section

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-buffering
Load "GLcore" # OpenGL support
Load "dri" # Direct rendering infrastructure
Load "glx" # OpenGL X protocol interface
Load "extmod" # Misc. required extensions
Load "v4l" # Video4Linux
# Load "pex5" # PHIGS for X 3D environment (obsolete)
# Load "record" # X event recorder
# Load "xie" # X Image Extension (obsolete)
# You only need the following two modules if you do not use xfs.
# Load "freetype" # TrueType font handler
# Load "type1" # Adobe Type 1 font handler

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "NEC MultiSync XV15+"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 31.0-65.0
VertRefresh 55.0-100.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "My Video Card"
Driver "radeon"
BoardName "Unknown"
Option "nodri"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Linux Frame Buffer"
Driver "fbdev"
BoardName "Unknown"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "My Video Card"
Monitor "NEC MultiSync XV15+"
DefaultDepth 16
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666


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