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Old 12-15-2005, 02:00 PM   #1
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executing a script -

I am trying to execute a script that I downloaded from ATI's website. The script is supposed to tell the version of XFree86 (or that is being used. I opend us a console window, and tried to run the script. Ithe output I recieved was...

/home/bill # ./
ATI Technologies
You are either not running this script from the console
or simply do not have console ownership. Requirement failed.
Unable to determine XFree86 Version. Stopping now.

I tried to ren this script as root with the same results. Any idea what I am doing wrong?

I know that this is a long shot but as an alternative...
Since I am just trying to determine the version of XFree86 that is being used, does anyone out there know what version is being used? I have recently installed Suse Pro 9.2 and have not yet made any changes to the default install.
Old 12-15-2005, 02:42 PM   #2
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It may be the case that you need to try this whilst the X server is not running
Old 12-15-2005, 03:25 PM   #3
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I don't know why this isn't working, although it's possible you have XOrg instead of XFree86. There is an alternate command that doesn't even need to be downloaded off the ATI website:

XFree86 -version


Xorg -version

If I'm right and you do have XOrg, then only the second one will work.

Hope this helps,

Old 12-15-2005, 11:13 PM   #4
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Thank you,

I sort of suspected that it was Xorg but had no proof until now. I guess that is is Xorg version 11 as the following output shows.

bill@linux:~> Xorg -version

X Window System Version 6.8.1
Release Date: 17 September 2004
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.1
Build Operating System: SuSE Linux [ELF] SuSE
Current Operating System: Linux linux 2.6.8-24-default #1 Wed Oct 6 09:16:23 UTC 2004 i686
Build Date: 04 October 2004
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
bill@linux:~> xFree86 -version
bash: xFree86: command not found
Old 12-16-2005, 09:14 AM   #5
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Last edited by itz2000; 01-22-2006 at 09:18 AM.


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