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Old 06-13-2003, 05:05 AM   #1
marto
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Unhappy Linux & RADEON 9500 PRO


Hi guys, I'm a very newbie to linux, so I need some help.
Since I've bought a new Sapphire RADEON 9500 PRO I am not able to install neither Mandrake 9.x or Professional (Red Hat :-) 9 distros.
As for Mdk 9.x I get an error when installation prog. tries to load itself in memory; I get the following error: "/usr/bin/runinstall2 No such file or directory" (maybe the directory is wrong, I'm not sure). But that file IS on the Cd (the same I get running an HD installation).
As for Professional 9 the installation process terminates during the file copy, aborting on a package (in random order in successive attempts!!!) 'cause "the files copied are not an image of the originals".
Only Slackware 9.0 distro installs properly, but it's a little too difficult for a beginner like me (e.g. I have to mount and unmount DVD-ROM device everytime I need to change disc!!!).
Yet with my old video card (an S3), I installed Mdk 9.0 at first attempt!!!

Can anyone help me ???

Thank you

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Old 06-15-2003, 10:00 PM   #2
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I've actually got a similar problem. I have the same card, and when I try to install Mandrake 9 or SuSe 8.1 PE I just get a blank screen in the graphical install...
 
Old 07-01-2003, 08:27 AM   #3
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Cool Re: Linux & RADEON 9500 PRO

Quote:
Originally posted by marto
Hi guys, I'm a very newbie to linux, so I need some help.
Since I've bought a new Sapphire RADEON 9500 PRO I am not able to install neither Mandrake 9.x or Professional (Red Hat :-) 9 distros.
As for Mdk 9.x I get an error when installation prog. tries to load itself in memory; I get the following error: "/usr/bin/runinstall2 No such file or directory" (maybe the directory is wrong, I'm not sure). But that file IS on the Cd (the same I get running an HD installation).
As for Professional 9 the installation process terminates during the file copy, aborting on a package (in random order in successive attempts!!!) 'cause "the files copied are not an image of the originals".
Only Slackware 9.0 distro installs properly, but it's a little too difficult for a beginner like me (e.g. I have to mount and unmount DVD-ROM device everytime I need to change disc!!!).
Yet with my old video card (an S3), I installed Mdk 9.0 at first attempt!!!

Can anyone help me ???

Thank you
 
Old 07-01-2003, 09:35 AM   #4
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I can't get my Radeon 9600 Pro working in RH9
fglrx: no matching device :'(
 
Old 07-01-2003, 09:36 AM   #5
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I wonder there's someone who got the Fgl 4.3.0 drivers working?
 
Old 08-31-2003, 05:17 AM   #6
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Yeah, I did it !!!

Finally I was able to install RH 9.1 or Professional 9 with my Radeon 9500 Pro (wiht graphical installation, of course).
The trick is very simple: just set your AGP speed to 4x and not to 8x !!

I hope this can help, bye.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 06:55 PM   #7
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oh man i wish i could..... no setting for this in my bios =/
 
Old 09-16-2003, 12:25 PM   #8
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cerebix,
try to set agp speed by software (i.e through the display driver); for me this did not work (I had to set the speed through bios) but for a friend of mine this solution was ok...

To do it you can use another OS (i.e Windows XX)..

As for the bios: are you sure you have no way to do that ?
In my bios the agp speed is set with an option called 'Top Performance' (of course the name doesn't let you think of agp speed...). Consult your mainboard manifacturer's site.
 
  


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