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Old 06-22-2003, 02:27 PM   #1
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system running slow


Hi

I'm running Mandrake 9.1 and also have mozilla 1.4release candidate2 [mozilla versino definately not the problem] and when running a flash game it runs very slow. This is also the same on some of the games which come with mandrake. i have an ati radeon 9700 pro in the system and 512 MB DDR. Fast HD. Checked console and the HD is definately running UDMA. Most likely the card that's the problem.

Is there any way I can get the computer running upto scratch so that I can at least play flash games.

cheers
 
Old 06-22-2003, 04:27 PM   #2
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You may need a driver for your video card.

# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Common X configuring tools:
Mandrake - XFdrake
You may have these tools:
XF86SetupTricks and hints
XFree86 -configure
Xconfigurator
xf86cfg
xf86config
xconf
ATI Linux drivers

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page
 
Old 06-22-2003, 04:30 PM   #3
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I can't install the driver from the ATI page as I have a newer version of xfree86 and the installation fails when I try. I'm on a record.... going to see if I can get every problem I have sorted in one night ;-) I've read that it takes a lot of configuring and editing of the kernel to get your graphics card working in 3d acceleration mode. The card also works at 8x AGP mode... or should I not even head in this direction?

thanks
 
Old 06-22-2003, 04:46 PM   #4
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You might check and see if anyone has anything that works in the mandrake cooker. Otherwise you just have to wait on ATI or revert back to an earlier one that is supported.
 
  


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