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Old 11-15-2003, 01:25 PM   #1
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ati 9600 pro red hat 9?

I'm using the generic Vesa driver for my ati 9600 pro graphics card in red hat 9.

Which rpm should I download to get the right driver for my card?

I'm not sure which version of XFree86 I have?

I've seen XFree86-4.3.0-2.i386.rpm available for download but do I already have this in red hat 9?

Does XFree86-4.3.0-2.i386.rpm contain the 9600 pro driver?

Old 11-15-2003, 03:45 PM   #2
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First off, i would prefer you to download kernel-2.4.22 from to get your video card working at it's full speed or you could play game in Linux.

I am running the same operating system as your which was redhatlinux 9.0 and you don't need to upgrade your XFree86.
It came with newer version XFree86-4.3.0.
please gave more info on your hardware or do post the output of "lspci".
What you should do now, was to download a driver from
the driver's link was

The reason why, i didn't tell you to get a driver from was that ati doesn't write no good driver for it's hardware and this driver was better than the one from, however still with the same futher!

after you download the driver, double click it to unzip it to your home directory.
Then login as root.
Open up a terminal
"cd" to where you had download your driver.
type "rpm -ivh --force fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.8.i586.rpm" if you had download the driver i linked you.
then type "redhat-config-xfree86" , under Advance section, copy download the Horizontal and Vertical refresh rate.
then type "fglrxconfig" to configure your card. During the process, you have to use external agp in order to get your 3d work.
then add "/sbin/modprobe agpgart" and "/sbin/modprobe fglrx" in your /etc/rc.local file.
Then restart
Type "glxgears" to see what's it say, it the frame rate was around 3000. Then, you got your video card working.

Last edited by tricky_linux; 11-15-2003 at 03:46 PM.
Old 11-16-2003, 11:53 AM   #3
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How can i tell which version of xfree86 I have? (redhat 9 clean install)

Old 11-16-2003, 03:41 PM   #4
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I am sure it's 4.3.0, because i am using redhatlinux 9.0 right now.
If you don't believe me, just do the following steps to see.

type "rpm -qa XFree86-4.3.0"
if something appears like "XFree86-4.3.0-2"


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