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Old 08-09-2003, 10:16 PM   #16
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Pentium III 500
14GB HD- Win98 + RedHat9 D/B
Integrated Sound
Integrated 8MB Graphics, replaced by 64 MB Visiontek Xtasy 9100 (Powered by ATI)

I installed the FireGLX1 drivers, but it gave an error about by card being 3rd party. I'm also confused about how modules work (agpgart and fglrx are loaded, but I'm not sure if they're doing anything)

Thanks for responding.
Old 08-10-2003, 08:16 PM   #17
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bit more specific on the system spec please!

What mobo?
etc etc

my prob is with AGP gart and the Nforce2 drivers not supporting other cards....and I may have some version conflicts thrown around in there!


Old 08-13-2003, 02:06 PM   #18
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Sorry about the late reply, I hadn't noticed you posted back.

Anyway, I bought this computer used and have only the specs listed above. It's a Dell OptiPlex GX1. Here's a page that lists all the specs.

I also have RHL 9 w/ XFree86 4.3.0. Kernel is 2.4.20-18.9
Old 08-19-2003, 04:51 AM   #19
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Thought I would thow in my 2cents worth. I have a Radeon 9700 non-pro and a Soltek Sl-75FRN2 (Nforce) mobo. I've been trying for quite a while to get 3daccel to work in Redhat 9. After much reading and hair pulling I finally got it. I downloaded the 2.4.20 kernel, patched it with the Nforce nvgart patch and then compiled it. Then I installed the drivers from the schneider site. Finally it worked. Of course it really wasn't that simple, (ie. I had never compiled the kernel before.) but it is working. The performance isn't great, but enemy territory is playable. Now I can work on improving it. I hope this helps.
Old 08-19-2003, 02:09 PM   #20
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I had the same problem as you, and i was able to solve it, i also have the same video card (but using RH9)

First you have to do is download a source kernel from (i use 2.4.21), and recompile it.
After this, run the fglrx rpm from schneider's website
DO NOT USE fglrxconfig TO EDIT THE XFree86Config-4 FILE!!!!
All you have to do is edit the file and replace the driver name from "radeon" to "fglrx" and add this line:
Option "VideoOverlay" "on" (it worked to me to play mplayer with xv drivers).
Then reboot your machine, it should work

Hope that helps you.


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