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Old 03-06-2004, 05:57 PM   #1
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Setting up Linux on a 2nd HDD?

I've got a spare 30 gig HDD and wanted to install Linux on it. My C drive has WinXP HE. I bought the SuSE 9.0 Live Evaluation disk and noticed my screen picture size changes from the 1024X768 I have in Windows. Is it true that Linux has a problem with ATI graphics cards? Anyway, any procedural advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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actually, most ati cards work very well with linux... just make sure you use ati's official linux drivers...
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I don't know anything about ATI cards, but you should be able to set whatever resolution you want, either by editing /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 (run xf86cfg as root) or via the system settings for Suse...
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Actually, the drivers from their site are only a factor if its a newer Radeon card. If its a Rage 128 based card (like my video capture card), then its fully supported by XFree86 in version 4.3 (and maybe 4.2). Earlier Radeons are as well, I believe.
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on some distros, ati drivers are harder to get setup than on others (specifically ones that don't natively use the .rpm format for package installation)

nvidia drivers are easier to install, but people often have trouble manually editing their XF86Config file as is required by the nvidia installer


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