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Old 08-02-2004, 11:08 AM   #1
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Slackware 10.0 Radeon Drivers.........

I know that this has been discussed a million times here because I have been trying to solve a problem that I am having for the last 2 weeks or so. I figured that I would post and tell you guys my setup because it does seem to be different than most of the other ATI related problems. Basically I am running Slackware 10.0 with a Radeon 9000. I have downloaded the drivers from ATI and installed them about 10 times so far. if I type fglrxinfo this is what i get:

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

Error: unable to open display :0

Now the only thing that i want to do with this card is use tv-out. I connect to the box remotely using xdmcp and ssh. The ATI control panel throws an error about fireglcontrol not being able to found. It seems to me that the module for the radeon card is not even getting loaded or something. if i connect a monitor to the box it works and fglrxinfo outputs some information about mesa but still says that the connection is refused. Once again, all i care about is getting tvout to work. I am not very familiar with the x-window system or its config files. If anyone has any ideas it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
Old 08-02-2004, 11:26 PM   #2
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HELLO TRY MY FAQ for instlalling ATI DRIVER on KERNEL 2.6.7 i think u dont got any to loss less thank try & see what happend.
Old 08-03-2004, 01:35 AM   #3
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i also have slack 10 kernel 2.4.26 and ati's driver worked fine
here is how i installed and configured mine :

open terminal.
cd into directory containing the drivers you just downloaded
rpm2tgz fglrx****.rpm
installpkg fglrx****.tgz
cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
cd ..
rename /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 to xorg.conf (backup your xorg.conf first)
reboot or restart x server
open terminal
glxinfo it should say near the top direct rendering YES. (which means hardware opengl working)

and if u restarted and fglrx didnt load then u have to add /sbin/modprobe fglrx to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

PS : its important in fglrxconfig to choose " Do you want to use the external AGP GART module (y/n)? [n] y "
Old 08-03-2004, 02:52 PM   #4
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Thanks alot for the advice heema- I'm going to try your way of installing the drivers when I get home today from work. I think that I did it basically the same as you listed except I didnt rename the XF86Config-4 file to xorg.conf. Hopefully I can get it working. The only thing that concerns me is that I do not have a monitor connected to this box, there will be a tv connected but thats all. I hope that this configuration can somehow be done. Ill let you know how it goes.


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