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Old 06-08-2006, 10:38 PM   #1
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Unhappy ATI Radeon x700 Driver problem in RH 2.4

Hello All,
I have been using RH for about a week now and I have problems/questions

1) I have a ATI Radeon x700 graphics card but my updated drivers list from ATI does not have a driver for my card. I have tried using the generic driver and the ones i thought were close, but everytime, the only one that will work, is the generic Vesa - 16 bit driver. ow can I change this.
2) Second problem is does anyone know if there is a RPM for mPlayer. I have tried following the instructions on the web site, but I seem to be doing something wrong.
I note this on the web page:

[HTML]Downloading MPlayer from Subversion
You can also get MPlayer via Subversion. Issue the following command to get the latest sources:

svn checkout svn:// mplayer[/HTML]
What does that mean? Is this a terminal command of some sort and last but not least,
3) What is a CVS and how do you use it?

Thanks for you help
Old 06-09-2006, 12:32 AM   #2
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3.) CVS is, basically, way for people to put up beta/testing versions of their software code and allow others to use it/test it. You need to have certian packages intalled. But, what you do is download the source and compile it. It's kinda like an easy server from which you can download source. Think sourceforge, but run through a terminal comman. (cvs is the command)

1.) Have you tried using the ati driver or the radeon driver? I've been using ati's official driver, but you need to compile it for your kernel and whatnot.

2.) there should be an rpm for mplayer somewhere. Check out google, just do a search for "rpm mplayer" without the quotes, that should help you find what you need.
Old 03-31-2007, 02:31 PM   #3
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There was a discussion about the installation and support (I tried to install this on SUSE 10.2 but it is not SUSE specific problem).

I have put there the steps which way I installed the driver - including patch and so on for kernel 2.6.20.

You can download the tar.bz2 file unpack it and rebuild the driver yourself. Let me know if it worked or any help was needed.
Old 04-01-2007, 12:22 AM   #4
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i know on fc6 you can use yum to install packages. i know fc = rh, but dont know if rh uses yum.

try from command line:
yum -y install mplayer
Old 04-03-2007, 03:03 PM   #5
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...this conversation is almost a year old....


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