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Old 11-18-2007, 06:02 PM   #1
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How do I check to see that my ATI Radeon 9800 drivers are installed?

Hi, all --

My video seems to be a bit sluggish, and I'm worried that my drivers for my graphics card are not working/installed. I heard that debian etch -- my distro -- automatically installs all the drivers I need, but how can I make sure that it has installed these ones? I downloaded the drivers from the ATI website just in case, but even when I try to run them as root, I get "Permission Denied."

So, please help... 1) How can I check to see that my hardware (in general) is properly installed, and 2) If it turns out it's not, how do you go about installing drivers for linux?

Old 11-18-2007, 09:54 PM   #2
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lsmod will show you which is loaded on your system.

As for installing driver on Linux, it's depend on the vendor of the hardware. They should have a readme file that will show you step-by-step to install the driver.


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