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Old 06-04-2005, 04:46 PM   #1
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ATI Radeon 9600XT


I've made little headway in solving the problem of my video card's not being recognized.

I'm on Debian, and I used the command lspci. It says this:
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VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4152
Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4172
It sees that the card is an ATI one, but it can't identify it. So when I use 'startx', it says that 'no screens found'. How can I get it to recognize the video card?

Here 's a guy who seemed to solve the problem. Can someone explain to me what he did?

linuxquestions.org/questions/archive/23/2005/05/2/319984

It's an ATI Radeon 9600XT.

Help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-04-2005, 04:51 PM   #2
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the lspci output doesn't actually matter that much. X windows acts a lot like an operating system in it's own rite and will detect hardware it's own way. essentially you just need to make x attempt to load the radeon driver and any suitable hadware should pick it up just fine.
 
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The problem is that it doesn't pick up the correct hardware. When I run 'startx', it can't make contact with the card - it says 'no screens found'. It can't connect with the card.

How would I resolve this?
 
Old 06-05-2005, 10:49 AM   #4
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I'm on Debian stable release 3.0 revision 5 "Woody".

Do you think that there's something wrong with the video card? It's not outdated - it runs HL2 perfectly. Is there an incompatibility that necessitates a new card?
 
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well how have you actually tried to configure the card? where is the X output showing it's attempt to pick up the card using the radeon (i assume) driver and failing? the "No Screens Found" message is the ultimate last message. All it means is that it came to start drawing something on the screen, but found there wasn't one. there could be dozens of previous errors which ended up there.
 
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I'm on a terminal that has no connection to the internet, so how would I show all the errors?
 
  


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