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Old 05-22-2004, 06:19 AM   #1
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Registered: May 2004
Distribution: Fedora 2
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Hi Guys,

The game "Chromium" and 3d screen savers are running very slow on my new install of Fedora 2. I assume my ATI 9700 pro drivers aren't installed correctly ?
I checked the ATI site and downloaded to find the correct driver needed using the command : -

[root@localhost newbux]# 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.

I then get the above error ?
I am running from root and have checked google and the forums but cannot find a solution.
Any ideas would be appreciated.


Old 05-24-2004, 08:43 AM   #2
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Location: Bucharest, Romania
Distribution: Linux Slackware 9.1
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I have nVidia, but I ran without problems, just downloaded, ran from console, but with X11 started. It returned to me version of X which you can find also running: /usr/bin/X11/XFree86 -version.

I would download the latest RPM for your card and try to install it and skip over the issue.

Good luck.


P.S. My box runs Slackware 9.1 -

Last edited by cristiroma; 05-24-2004 at 12:22 PM.
Old 05-24-2004, 08:49 AM   #3
Registered: May 2004
Location: Luxemburg
Distribution: Fedora Core 2, SuSE 9.1 Pro
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Hi there!

Had the same problem! In fact, as far as I know, Fedora Core 2 hasn't got Xfree but rather an X-Server running.... That's why can't find any version of Xfree (Someone correct me, if I'm wrong!)

I had the problem while trying to configure my ATI Mobility Radeon, but fortunately I found the correct settings and some hint to configure it, so I didn't have to run the from ATI...

I think they will bring out a special one for FC2....

Hope this might help a little

Old 05-26-2005, 02:24 AM   #4
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i had the same problem with my RADEON9600....thanks for the help, but just as a note, i had to run /usr/bin/X11/Xorg -version
to get my version number, with linspire 5.0

thanks again


hey, to anyone having this problem, i just found this on the linspire site:*&p_li=

Last edited by htedrom; 05-26-2005 at 03:36 AM.


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