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Old 11-23-2003, 07:43 PM   #1
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Question Slackware9.1/Radeon9700Pro-A few graphics issues

I have Slackware 9.1 (xfree 4.3.0, kernel 0.4.22) running on an Abit nforce 2 mobo (NF7) w/ an Ati brand Radeon 9700 Pro. I have GNOME installed. I had no problems getting all the drivers installed (xf86config is now substituted with ATIs version). I have everything set right, monitor settings and all, but I try to open the ATI control panel to cycle through settigs I get this error: "Cannot launch entry
Details: Failed to execute child process "/usr/ X11R6/bin/fireglcontrol" (No such file or directory)"

Can the file I need be found in the pack? I tried to search for it with no luck. Also when I try to open Screen Resolution under Control Center I get this error:
"the XServer does not support the XRandR extention. Runtime resolution changes to the display are not available.

Im not so much worried about that issue as it prob has something to do with ATI, just as long as I can get my Control Panel to work :-p same difference

If anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate the help. Thx
Old 11-23-2003, 08:20 PM   #2
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to get the XRandR extention to load you'll need to disable dga in your config.
    SubSection  "extmod"
      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
As far as /usr/ X11R6/bin/fireglcontrol goes, it relies on qt, KDE's tool kit.
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I'm also trying to get Control Panel to work. On mine after install, there is no /usr/X11R6/bin/fireglcontrol. That explains the error message (no such file or directory). However, there are 3 .bz2 files containing fireglcontrols for what looks like different versions of qt. I have:
fireglcontrol.qt2.gcc2.96.bz2 // cannot find when unpacked and run
fireglcontrol.qt3.gcc3.2.bz2 // cannot find when unpacked and run
fireglcontrol.qtstatic.gcc2.96.bz2 // cannot find when unpacked and run
I can unpack each one, rename it fireglcontrol, and give it permission to execute. When I try to run it, it says it cannot find the library listed beside each file above. I realize this is probably because I'm running GNOME (Slackware 10.0, Dropline-GNOME). Does anybody know how to run the Control Panel under GNOME, or how to let GNOME use qt?

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