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Old 05-26-2005, 04:23 PM   #1
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Trouble installing ATI Radeon 9600 Drivers in Mandrake

Hi there. Sorry for this stupid question but I know very little about Linux and it's ways. I'm sorry that I've created a provious theread about the same issue but that was under different circumstances. I have an ATI Radeon 9600 card and am trying to get it working in Mandrakelinux 10.1 PowerPack edition. I hear that it has the drivers built in but it seems not to be working so I was wondering how I can install the drivers. Thanks in advance.

P.S. The outcome of /sbin/lspci:
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AR [Radeon 9600] (Secondary)
At least it detected the card.
Old 05-27-2005, 02:17 PM   #2
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The built-in drivers for ATi for nearly all distros do not work. Go to the ATi website and download the driver from there. It will be a .rpm file and this is good because Mandrake/Mandriva is an RPM based distro.

Perform the following steps once you've downloaded the driver.
1. cd to the directory where the driver was downloaded to.
2. run the command w/o the quotes "rpm -ivh filename.rpm"
*If it gives conflicts with the Mesa, then alternately run "rpm -ivh --force filename.rpm"
3. backup your xorg.conf file (should be in /etc/X11)
4. run the command fglrxconfig or fglrxconfig, whichever I don't remember. Complete the questions and configuration that follow.
5. restart X server aka GUI.
6. Enjoy...
Old 05-27-2005, 03:58 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll give that a shot.


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