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Old 03-16-2004, 12:15 AM   #1
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ATI drivers

Ok, I was just wondering why when I try to install the newest set of ATI drivers for my 9700 pro that it says that it interferes with one of my XFree86 packages. I tried all three versions that were on the ATI site and none of them work. My first guess is that one of the packages I have already contains the drivers, but then again I'm a noob. While were talking about video cards. I was wondering whether some of my windows games would work on Fedora. Also, I try to run windows .exe files but Linux wants to associate it with a program. Not entirely sure what to do.
Old 03-16-2004, 01:15 AM   #2
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im not sure with your ati driver problem, but why not post the error msg and then we can see?

.exe will not work in linux but if you have winex you may get your games to work, however winex is not free and you have to buy it from transgaming, but if you wanna be a cheat you can install bittorrent and at you can click on apps and under linux you should find it.

hope this helps.
Old 03-16-2004, 01:52 AM   #3
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It interferes vecause the ATI package replaces some of the opengl files with the ATI ones so that your cards works, just ignore it.
Old 03-16-2004, 02:15 AM   #4
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"Ignore it"??

Well, one can't very well ignore it if the package manager stops dead in its tracks!

What one can do, however, is force install the drivers, so they overwrite the XFree86 libraries in question. There is no alternative to doing this, if you want to install the drivers.

Here are some how-tos to help you install the drivers:

The ATI Radeon How-to at

The ATI Radeon Linux How-to at The patches mentioned can be found on the Rage3D forums at

The How-To at Rage3D is highly recommended--especially if you have an nforce mobo or are installing kernel 2.6.x, but both of them are quite helpful.

Good luck.
Old 03-16-2004, 10:26 AM   #5
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Yeah, sorry I forgot to mention that. "rpm -ivh --force xxx.rpm"


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