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Old 07-21-2004, 03:20 AM   #16
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The only solution to my problem was to install 2.6.7-kernel (without ATI's drivers, with Mesa) alongside with 2.6.3 (which has ATI's drivers) and whenever I need 3D, like for playing, I boot back to 2.6.3. ATI's drivers are UNSTABLE in normal 2D-use, but work great in games.

Thanks ATI, for your great drivers. Already considering buying my first nVidia-card in a long time.
Old 07-23-2004, 09:27 AM   #17
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Yeah your not kidding, but the problem i was having was getting the s-video out to work. I got Ogl working, but i couldnt get the video out to work at all...
Old 08-06-2004, 04:51 AM   #18
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Well, I finally solved my problems and got rid of all lockups. Safe to say this already, after using the computers for some time now.

My solution was switching all Radeon-cards away and buying used GeForce4-cards to replace them. Also got some improvement to gaming performance. Switching video card in Linux was very easy (while Windows usually requires a full reinstall after switching some major component):

1. Uninstalled the ATI-driver RPM-package.
2. Installed the nVidia 6106-drivers.
3. Edited /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, changed the driver part from "fglrx" to "nvidia".

Everything working!

I suppose ATI's drivers had messed up something, because UT2004 was not starting anymore, even when all other games worked. I made up a launcher script for it and now it also runs well. Here's the script for anyone having the same problem:

cd /home/games/ut2004
LD_PRELOAD="/usr/lib/" ./ut2004


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