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Old 02-26-2004, 02:45 PM   #1
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Exclamation Need HELP: ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 (M10) + Red Hat 9

I got a "small" problem with installing my radeon mobility m10 in x86.
I can run the card with the default driver, but I would really apriciate to have 3d support and faster grafiks.
I already downloaded the driver from but after installing the packet I still can't select the ati radeon mobility m10 from the xfree86 configuration wizard because it simply still doesn't exist.
I read now for 5 hours through a bunch of forums and googled myself to death.
Still no result, besides somewhere somebody wrote something that there is a configfile out there that helps, do I need the config file ? is there an other way ?
does it work at all?
I hate to be a newbie, but that's the way it is for me with linux.
Old 02-27-2004, 01:02 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure the architexture is pretty different between the M10 and what I have the M1. I was able to get the M1 working by using this link:

It is basically using a patched version of the latest snapshot of XFree86. When trying to get XFree86 working you need to make sure your kernel has support for AGP and DRM. You didn't specifiy what kernel you are using. For future reference you should specify this. If your using a stock distro your probably using a 2.4 kernel. I would advise upgrading to the 2.6.x kernel with Andrew Morton's mm patches first.

If you haven't compiled a kernel before this is where you need to start. It can take a while figuring out what options your hardware needs in the kernel. Once that's working then you should start with the link I gave you or perhaps back to the ATI drivers. If your chip is supported by ATI's 3d drivers then you should probably stay with them.

Also your system is most likely using a framebuffer right now. Not the actual driver for the mobility setup.

Last edited by adamis; 02-27-2004 at 01:05 PM.
Old 02-27-2004, 04:14 PM   #3
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Thanks so far for your help.
I'm right now downloading the new xfree86 release and kernel 2.6
I hope I'll be able to figure it out.
The big question only is:
Will I be able to simply select my card then from a list (simply stuck to long with M$ in my life) or do I still have to type it into the config. That wouldn't be a problem either if I would know what to type.


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