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Old 10-08-2003, 05:03 AM   #1
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Question Radeon 9600 install, gentoo, how?

Having recieved Gentoo on a cover disk (the woe of no internet at home...) and much enjoyed the hours of compilation (infact, gimp is in the works as I type), i can't get my lovely ati 9600 Pro to work

have done:
# emerge ati-drivers

and run the fgl config (exact name forgotten, but it wrote a nice XF86Config-4 file for me)

which is pretty much as far as the instructions I had went, and was nice and easy. Doesn't help make it work though.

when run startx, screen blanks, if I then switch back to the console, I find that X has stopped with an error along the lines of
DRIScreenInit failed.

can run X fine from standard vesa, and know that I used all the right settings in the X config prog.

Old 10-08-2003, 02:39 PM   #2
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What's the XF86Config-4 file look like? And, are you certain its getting used? Check in /etc/X11 for others.




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