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Old 10-20-2007, 04:51 PM   #1
darkapolloslx
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ATI in Vector Linux


Hi.

I just installed Vector Linux on a Compaq laptop with a ATI card. However, X will not start and complains that it is missing the fglrx module.

How do I fix this problem or is there a work around?

Thanks
 
Old 10-20-2007, 05:33 PM   #2
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I am not familiar with Vector Linux but what you most probably need is the ATI binary driver from the ATI web page. Go there, download the driver *.rpm suitable for your ATI card and install in the following way:

1) switch to console mode via strg-alt-F1 and switch to runlevel 3 via "init 3" or - if this is too complicated for you - reboot with boot parameter "3"
2) go to the directory where you did save your ATI driver rpm-file
3) type "rpm -i rpm-file
4) follow the instructions
5) if that is finished, type "aticonfig --initial"
6) at that stage in opensuse you call a tool called sax2 which lets you set the settings for your graphics card etc. but I don't know how to do it in Vector Linux.

Perhaps there is some help given in the README file of the ATI rpm file

good luck
 
  


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