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Old 10-15-2005, 09:12 AM   #1
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Driver for on ATI Radeon Mobility card

I have a Compaq Presario 2500 laptop with an ATI Radeon 345M video card. It used to work perfectly with XFree86 with the radeon driver; recently when I upgraded to it is either *very* slow (if used without radeonfb) or, if configured with radeonfb, it freezes the whole OS (Debian testing). I tried a number of different drivers for Ati cards, but the same happens with all. Does anybody have any suggestions what driver I should use and how I should configure xorg.conf?

Any suggestions would be welcome.
Old 10-15-2005, 01:12 PM   #2
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I have had the same problem.

I found the solution here

I was surprised since I had been playing a lot with ati drivers without anysuccess. But with the one I found in this page, it worked instantly.
Old 10-15-2005, 01:50 PM   #3
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I've tried the i386 version of the fglrx driver, but it does the same thing. Since XFree86's radeon driver worked perfectly before the migration to, is this something I sould report to


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