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Old 08-25-2004, 08:44 PM   #1
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Changing desktop manager loses ATI driver installed?

I was previously using gnome and switched to KDE. In gnome i had my ati drivers installed but when i switched to kde i had mesa drivers installed. Do i have to reinstall the drivers again? or is this some kinda of error?
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how did you switch from Gnome to KDE? If you have just chosen a different session type in the login screen (what is your distro, btw?), then the drivers should be the same. If you did some XF86Config type of thing (reconfiguring the X from console), then the driver info in the config file might have been overwritten. If this is the case, the drivers should be there, but the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 (or xorg.conf) file has to be fixed. Try looking for something like XF86Config-4.old in this case. Or just re-install the drivers.
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I'm running FC2 on my system and i switched gnome to kde via xwindows using the "desktop switching" tool built in with fc2. It looks like i might have to do another re-install again, but i just wanted to check whether this is normal when you change deskstop managers.

I thought the drivers would be there since i saw the ati icons when i did the switch.


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