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Old 06-09-2005, 02:43 PM   #1
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Redhat and ATI Radeon 9250 setup problems

I am trying to get my ATI Radeon 9250 PCI BUS 256 MB DDR graphics card working on Redhat Linux (9 I think). I have found multiple walkthroughs for similar things but nothing specific to redhat or the 9250. What I have done so far is to download the proprietary driver from ATI and I ahve installed the RPM using force to install it over the mesa RPM. I also removed the mesa RPM (which I now realize might have been very stupid). I think I also need to mess with the xorg.conf file(maybe). The error i get while trying to install the rpm is as follows:
You are trying to load a module without a GPL compatible license and it has unresolved symbols. The module may be trying to access GPLONLY symbols but the problem is more likely to be a coding or user error. Contact the module supplier for assistance, only they can help you.
I have also read in some places that I may need to get linux kernel header files and compile those into the kernel. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm not a complete Linux newbie but this topic could get over my head quickly so the more basic your steps for helping, the better. I can handle overly detailed steps better than vague steps. Thanks a lot for you help

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Old 06-10-2005, 07:33 AM   #2
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this should help, it worked fine for me :
Old 06-10-2005, 08:15 AM   #3
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Am a newbee, so it is just a newbee comment (need a pinch of salt)

- cannot see the relevance of the link posted to jerry_234
I though redhat 9 would be with kernel 2.4.

I have a 9250 working fine and recognised /setup as 9200.
(but this with mandrake 10.1 and 10.2 and suse 9.2 pro)
So what I am saying is your card will work, and maybe try
to configure it as a 9200. So real hope

The open source radeon driver can /does work fine

If you start getting the ati driver, I think this is a bad idea
because the ati driver is for a given version of xorg or xfree,
which probably does not match your distro, unless you have
the right ati package

some interesting command I learned, not sure how far
your installation goes, maybe not relevant yet, or even
available on your distro, do not know

xdpyinfo (or dpyinfo)
Also you can learn a lot from looking at /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(the xorg logsd whatever they are; there is a 0, a 1 or 9 as well?)

sorry I cannot be of more help at the minute


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