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Old 03-19-2005, 06:03 PM   #1
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Installation of ATI Drivers on Mandrake

Hey guys. Right now I'm trying to install some ATI drivers for my Radeon 9600. I downloaded the .RPM file from (The version, since I think it's what Mandrake 10.1 uses.), but when I run the RPM, I get this error:

"Installation failed:
file /usr/X11R6/lib/ from install of fglrx_6_8_0-8.10.19-1 conflicts with file from package libxorg-x11-6.7.0-3mdk"

Can anyone tell me what's wrong here? Am I using the incorrect version for Mandrake or is something else going on? Thanks.
Old 03-19-2005, 08:06 PM   #2
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you have to use the force command with the rpm

like "rpm ivh --force filename"

then run fglrxconfig or whatever it is!

Hopefully it helps
Old 03-20-2005, 07:06 AM   #3
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here is how i installed mine

Under SU user:

1.Force install Newest ATI drivers from

rpm -i --force RPMNAME.rpm

2. Ran ./ under build_mod directory


3. Ran ./ under fglrx directory


4. Run fglrxconfig : Options that I selected are below.

NOTE : choose these options

Do you want to initialize xfree86-dga (y/n)? [n] y

Do you want to export pseudo color visuals (y/n)? [n] n

Do you want to synchronize buffer swaps
with the vertical sync signal (y/n)? [n] y

External AGPGART module:

It is possible (but not recommended) to turn off the usage of
built-in agp support of the provided fglrx kernel module and
use the external AGP GART module (agpgart.o) of the Linux kernel.
If you want to use the external module then ensure that it loads
prior to the drivers full startup. In order to manually load the
external agpgart module execute this on the commandline (as root):
/sbin/insmod agpgart
or alternatively configure your system to auto load the module.

Do you want to use the external AGP GART module (y/n)? [n] y

Last edited by heema; 03-20-2005 at 07:07 AM.
Old 03-29-2005, 12:46 PM   #4
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I am currently running Mandrake 10.1 Xorg 6.8.# and forced the Fglrx driver RPM installation just as stated here. I ran through the configuration and selected everything suggested. X still goes to a blank screen everytime I try to run it. However, If I just use the regular radeon driver it works fine, but that will only allow software 3D. I continue to get Xlib: Xfree86-dri missing on screen 0 when running glxgears.

I'm using a Radeon 9600, The driver supports that right?


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