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Old 12-11-2010, 06:46 PM   #1
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any place to download old ati proprietary drivers for a 9250 v/c


I've tried a number of locations, that may have old proprietary ati drivers for the 9250 v/c (video card for any one who was wondering). currently using ubuntu 10.10, and from what I've read else where either my card is too old or my OS is too new. I have seen a few site (2 or 3) for old ati drivers, but they are for microsoft, not linux.

I went to the AMD web site down loaded and attempted to install the latest drive, but to no avail. I've used the software center provided by ubuntu, I have the latest drivers from them, unfortunately can't play any of the non-flash games, either using wine, plays on linux and cedega.

From what I have read (and please correct me if I'm wrong) I need to install the old drivers provided by x.org xfree86 or ati.

other then that I'm very satisfied with linux, and question myself why I never made the leap sooner
I thank all those for reading my first post, especially those that can help
 
Old 12-11-2010, 07:05 PM   #2
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That card is no longer supported by ATI with the fglrx driver, according to here (Scroll down to the Radeon Legacy section in the middle of the page for your card.):
http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Hardware

That same page claims that the driver available at the link below (from ATI website), will work for your card:
https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...ler-8.28.8.run

I clicked the download link and the file was offered to me, so the link appears to be good. HOWEVER, use at own risk: I do not see a checksum offered, and the ATI OS/distro/version chooser here does not seem to work. I would use caution, and/or maybe try to find this same driver version from somewhere else that offers a checksum or signature with which to verify its integrity, OR wait and see if someone else around here can verify that it is indeed a valid download, or offer another link.

Welcome to LQ, and good luck with this!
 
Old 12-11-2010, 07:27 PM   #3
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Or you can get the drivers from AMD directly. Just look at ati.amd.com, you can choose the driver with the menus at top right of the page.
 
Old 12-11-2010, 08:20 PM   #4
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yea there is something squirrelly about the 8.28.8 drivers
(I've tried to load them before in terminal mode and it got as far as "missing x server".
What ever that means)
and as far as the wiki goes:
"To configure X to use accelerated 3d drivers, the configuration file /etc/X11/xorg.conf should be edited as follows:"
can't seem to find /etc/x11/xorg.conf...
I got a:
/etc/x11/xwrapper.conf
and a:
/usr/bin/x11/xorg
(doesn't say anything xorg.conf)
besides the xorg is in the usr/bin/x11/ not the etc/x11/ or am I reading to much into it
and yes I am a n00b lmao
thanks guys for answering so fast
 
Old 12-11-2010, 08:26 PM   #5
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yea there is something squirrelly about the 8.28.8 drivers
(I've tried to load them before in terminal mode and it got as far as "missing x server".
What ever that means)
Unfortunately I do not know what it means - but if I were to guess, I might guess that that driver is old enough that enough things have changed since then, that it basically just won't work without an overhaul, which won't happen.

Modern Linux such as yours probably does not come with an xorg.conf by default, and usually doesn't need one for relatively un-extremely-complex setups. You can make and use one if you like. If you had one, it would go in /etc/X11/.

Forgive me for asking (in case you already stated but I don't see it) but have you tried all open-source alternatives, and what was the result? The open-source radeon drivers are decent from what I can see based on reading; I do not own any ATI so have next to no firsthand experience with them or their drivers, but someone else may be able to suggest which driver that comes with your Ubuntu, would be the best to try.

Good luck & kind regards.
 
Old 12-11-2010, 08:42 PM   #6
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fglx,
mesa (for the opengl),
dri 3d acceleration,
x.org and
xfree86
all the latest drivers from synaptic package manager and the Ubuntu software center
 
Old 12-11-2010, 09:03 PM   #7
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You will never get the old proprietary drivers for the 9250 working on any distribution from the last 3 years. Maybe not even from the last five years. You must use the open source drivers. What is the problem you are having with them?

Adam
 
Old 12-11-2010, 09:17 PM   #8
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You will never get the old proprietary drivers for the 9250 working on any distribution from the last 3 years. Maybe not even from the last five years. You must use the open source drivers. What is the problem you are having with them?

Adam
" What is the problem you are having with them?"
I'm a bit embarrassed to say
can't play any mmorpg's or fps's
I need a 3D accelerator for wine etc.

" You must use the open source drivers."
I thought I did have the open source drivers installed

"You will never get the old proprietary drivers for the 9250 working on any distribution from the last 3 years. Maybe not even from the last five years."
So I've been reading, and finding that out...
I'm guessing I need to get myself a new(er) AGP video card or something
*drops shoulders and sighs*
thanks for your help guys
 
Old 12-11-2010, 09:21 PM   #9
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The 9250 is just not gonna cut it on any recent MMORPGs or FPSs, especially under wine. openarena, neverball, bzflag... That's the level of games that will work.

Adam
 
  


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