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Old 03-06-2006, 04:11 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Weedman
i have a desktop system with an ati card, and a lappy with ati onboard (or something).

as my lappy's graphics card is quite new, emerge on gentoo plucked the brand new drivers from its testing thingy, and it works great.

the desktop has had a lot of luck, but my luck ran out when i tried suse 10 with it. worst experience with a distro ever. your in for trouble if you try suse. fc4 and ubuntu have no problems though.

if you have a relitively new card, go for the 8.20+ drivers. most ones like the 9800 (i have a 9600) can use the 8.14+ drivers, but the 8.20+ drivers perform better.

my 2x10(to the power -2) cents worth.
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Actually I would go for a Redhat Fedora Core 4 Distribution....

O don't think that a 9800 driver would work, the X800 is a completely different animal........

I had a little 32 Meg card but that's long gone and I had to get rid of it because it just couldn't push the games.....
 
Old 03-07-2006, 12:21 PM   #17
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These are the ATI graphic cards supported by the ATI driver:



If I'm not mistaken, your card is supported.

Even though the installation of the kernel module "fglrx" for the ATI cards is not easy, the support for ATI is getting better. I have no problems in installing this diver in many distros (SuSE, Fedora, Gentoo, Mandriva). I notice you have a Dual Monitor Setup, you can also do this with the "fglrx" kernel module, I've read how to do it but I didn't test it yet. Of course you have to do it carefully, and there is a likelihood that some problem will arise, but anyway just tell you my experience with ATI cards.
Sorry I missed your post yesterday.......I didn't scroll down far enough........

I have never even seen web page that even claims that they support for this card........Where did you get the information about the fglrx module? Dual monitors would be nice, but it doesn't have to happen, I just use the second for email and IM....

Now you have me curious.....

 
Old 03-07-2006, 01:12 PM   #18
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Where did you get the information about the fglrx module?
Of course it's supported. That card as been around a long time.

Google 'fedora fglrx'

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Old 03-07-2006, 01:57 PM   #19
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Sorry I missed your post yesterday.......I didn't scroll down far enough........

I have never even seen web page that even claims that they support for this card........Where did you get the information about the fglrx module? Dual monitors would be nice, but it doesn't have to happen, I just use the second for email and IM....

Now you have me curious.....

The list in my last post is printed in the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log. These cards are supported by the driver 8.20.8-i386 (the one I'm using now). Actually, ATI is updating constantly the driver, if you go the ATI website, you'll find the latest one.

Maybe you can post the result of this command (you have to run it as root):

Code:
lspci | grep VGA
So we can know the exact model of your card.
 
Old 03-07-2006, 02:26 PM   #20
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The list in my last post is printed in the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log. These cards are supported by the driver 8.20.8-i386 (the one I'm using now). Actually, ATI is updating constantly the driver, if you go the ATI website, you'll find the latest one.

Maybe you can post the result of this command (you have to run it as root):

Code:
lspci | grep VGA
So we can know the exact model of your card.
If you read down we have covered this.......its an X800........and the last driver out is a 9800 which is a completely different card........

I think this is becoming of little issue because I can't even get Core 4 to even install.......I was curious to see what the video would or wouldn't do and I made a the first disk so that I could install (then I was going to do it off ISO) and it puked as soon as it tried to boot....

Apparently it doesn't like my bios and directs me to http://syslinux.zytor.com/sbm/ and I tried that but i've had little luck.....

I tried following the instruction but the images refuse to copy.......and I have checked the disk and it come up with no bad sectors....
 
Old 03-07-2006, 04:04 PM   #21
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If you read down we have covered this.......its an X800........and the last driver out is a 9800 which is a completely different card........
What driver are you looking at?

According to the ATI website, their Linux driver supports *all* cards since the 8500.
 
Old 03-07-2006, 04:41 PM   #22
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What driver are you looking at?

According to the ATI website, their Linux driver supports *all* cards since the 8500.
http://www.linuxcompatible.org/

I've looked at a few others and I have found some random drivers but nothing for the newest release........
 
Old 03-07-2006, 05:21 PM   #23
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I'd say it was time you quit milking the thread, and got down to installing.
 
Old 03-07-2006, 06:32 PM   #24
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I'd say it was time you quit milking the thread, and got down to installing.
Well, that's what I thought a few posts ago until I couldn't.......now i'm not sure what to do because installation can't not go forward........I have tried booting two ways, first through SCSI which failed and the second through IDE Drive bootup and i got errors over the bios......

It suggested going to http://syslinux.zytor.com/sbm/ and getting a boot disk but I haven't gotten that to work.....

I wanted to install after that list was posted with the X800 included.......because i wanted to see if this is much to do about nothing......

but right now, i'm just stuck.........because i'm not sure where to go from here.......

In fact, here is an example of the error i'm getting:

ISOLINUX 2.11 2004-08-16 isolinux: Loading spec packet failed, trying
to wing it...
isolinux: Extremely broken BIOS detected, last ditch attempt with drive = 9F
isolinux: Disk error 01, AX = 4209, drive 9F
Boot failed: press a key to retry...

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