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Old 05-26-2008, 12:11 PM   #1
Pyke
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Unhappy Install ATI Rage XL on Ubuntu 8.04 server


I recently installed Ubuntu 8.04 server on HP Proliant ML110 but it is text mode but I managed to install Gnome GUI and it works in normal 800x600 VGA... But the problem is - no graphic driver is installed as it got a ATI Rage XL...

Help for installing ATI Rage XL driver on Ubuntu 8.04 server...

Thanks

Pyke
 
Old 05-26-2008, 02:50 PM   #2
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Could you post the output of:

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver | tail -1
 
Old 05-26-2008, 06:32 PM   #3
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Unhappy Configuring ATI Rage XL on Ubuntu server 8.04

Here it is;

root@thomas:/home/paul# cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver | tail -1
Driver "ati"

I noticed that the driver is already installed but how can I increase to
1024 * 768 instead of basic VGA mode of 800 * 600...

Thanks
 
Old 05-26-2008, 07:32 PM   #4
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That's the open-source driver provided by Ubuntu.
I would first try to do this the ubuntu-way.
Look if there is a driver available in System - Administration - Restricted drivers (or something like that)

I doubt it though. What you are looking for is the r128 driver.
Maybe all you need to do is to change the driver section from "ati" to "r128".

But make a backup and make sure that you are comfortable enough to restore the backup from the command line

You can try to edit the screen section. That usually works. Might just work even with the "ati" driver.
Quote:
Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
EndSection
Should be self-explanatory. Just add the "mode" you want, and it should show up as an option in System-Admin-Display Resolution
Just remember to do a backup. Can't really hurt to try...

Last edited by oskar; 05-26-2008 at 07:36 PM.
 
  


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