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Old 11-22-2009, 10:28 AM   #1
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Configuring X for Radeon 3650 [SOLVED]

Hi all,

I'm using Slackware for a few months, and the time has came when I'm not satisfied with only a working desktop - I want a working videocard!

Unfortunately I can't do it myself.

As you might noticed in the title, I have an ATI Radeon HD 3650 card. I googled some phrases like the title, got some guides, tried them, but the driver still doesn't work properly (only about 700 frames/5 sec)

If somebody could help me how to configure X, I would be really grateful.

Thanks in advance, and forgive my weak English.

Last edited by lipk; 11-22-2009 at 01:32 PM. Reason: my weak English...
Old 11-22-2009, 11:05 AM   #2
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Your driver should be radeonhd or fglrx (proprietary).

and you need to write a 'modern' xorg.conf (search the Debian site or post Xorg.log)

#man radeonhd
Old 11-22-2009, 11:53 AM   #3
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It's pretty simple with Slackware 13.0. If you want 3D acceleration, you need to use the proprietary fglrx driver, specifically this one:

You need to download the file and then, as the root user, you have to run that file. From a terminal, change to the directory that you downloaded the file to and run (as root) 'sh ./ --buildpkg Slackware/All'

This will create two Slackware packages in that same directory. These can be installed with the installpkg command. You would then run 'aticonfig --initial' and it will create an initial xorg.conf file. Reboot and cross your fingers, and when your machine comes back up, you should be running with the proprietary drivers.

Old 11-22-2009, 01:27 PM   #4
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FGLRX is perfect!

Thanks both of you!

How can I add "solved" to the header?
EDIT: Ah, this's something I could do myself!!!

Last edited by lipk; 11-22-2009 at 01:34 PM.


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