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Old 01-16-2004, 02:46 AM   #1
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X driver for ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 Pro


Hello All,

I am so new to linux and this forum that I don't actually have linux installed yet. My problem is that I have just bought an Xtreme laptop from Rock-Direct which has the ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 Pro. From what I can discern so far, I couldn't have chosen a worse graphics card to port linux on to. My fear is that I won't be able to even complete a linux installation without coming a cropper.

So in the first instance, has anyone out there found a solution, or is anyone working on a solution? Failing that any advice help on my path away from Uncle Billy and his forces of darkness?

Many thanks, in advance, for your responses.

Rich
 
Old 01-16-2004, 03:00 AM   #2
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The ATi linux driver supports this chip.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 06:44 AM   #3
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Bern,

Thanks for the link. I had previously looked at the ATi site and I note the Linux drivers are for the non-mobility Radeon chips.

Would you clarify that these drivers will indeed work for a mobility/laptop implementation?

Kind regards,
Richard
 
Old 01-16-2004, 10:34 AM   #4
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From the ATi readme0370.txt file,
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Graphics Accelerators:
ATI Radeon 8500, 9100, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800,
ATI Mobility 9000, 9600
ATI FireGL 8700, 8800, E1, E2, X1, X2, Z1, T2
ATI Mobility FireGL T2
 
Old 01-17-2004, 05:53 AM   #5
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Bern, you're a star! Many thanks.

Rich

PS. you would have thought ATi would put a notice on the mobile linux driver page to say that some mobile support is provided through the non-mobile drivers.
 
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My Dell Inspiron 5100 has the Radeon Mobility 7500. Know of which Linux driver to use for it?
 
  


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