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Old 04-09-2006, 01:55 PM   #1
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Video Card - updating ati drivers

I am on mandriva 2006.0 free and I am having problems with most things graphic related. Long story short, some things work great, others crash for no reason extremely early.

i have decided to try and upgrade my drivers,my version is
version number:    11.0
X.Org version: 6.9.0
and my current driver version is 8.20.8.

So how can I upgrade my drivers? Can I simply download the latest drivers from the madriva repository and install the new drivers over my current drivers? Or do I need to do anything else?

Do I also need to update the dkms (whatever that is) module, as I needed to get that to get the drivers working in the first place.

Thanks for the help.
Old 04-09-2006, 02:06 PM   #2
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Check out my DRI post in my sig. Has a section on installing ATI and the trials and tribulations of one user getting his ATI to compile/install.
Old 04-09-2006, 02:31 PM   #3
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I have enabled it and it does work, I'm just looking to upgrade the drivers and am wondering if I can simply overwrite the old packages with the new ones.
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Somebody must have experience with this...
Old 04-10-2006, 05:42 PM   #5
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Before installing new graphics card drivers the advice is to always uninstall the old ones first - I can't sy 100% if you should have to do this with Linux but it's the way it's got to be done in Windows. Sorry I can't be of more of a help.


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