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Old 02-19-2005, 10:17 PM   #1
Mad Mardigan
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Im trying to install the drivers for my ATI card, and I keep getting this same error...

[will@localhost will]$ su
[root@localhost will]# cd /home/will/dlprograms
[root@localhost dlprograms]# sh
ATI Technologies
Your possibly not running this script from the console
or maybe you simply dont have the console ownership.
Unable to determine XFree86 Version. Stopping now.

[root@localhost dlprograms]# sudo -l
User root may run the following commands on this host:

I ran into a problem last year where I couldnt get 3d acceleration to work with my ATI card. I am now trying to update the drivers first, then will try to trouble shoot father into it.
Old 02-20-2005, 02:50 AM   #2
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I know nothing about the ATI setup, im a nvidia man myself, but have you tried running it from a real tty logging in as root, no just su? Cause thats what it sounds to me like, and thats what nvidia needs to get the correct variables..
Old 02-20-2005, 06:02 AM   #3
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instead use X -version .


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