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Old 02-05-2005, 10:02 AM   #1
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XFree86 version check?


I have radeon 9000 and i wish to update it's drivers for linux.

the link is:

It has a script which i should have used to check my XFree86 version but when i try to execute it with "./" from a command prompt i get this message:

[root@primary downloads]# ./
ATI Technologies
Your possibly not running this script from the console
or maybe you simply dont have the console ownership.
Unable to determine XFree86 Version. Stopping now.

what am i doing wrong?

Old 02-05-2005, 10:16 AM   #2
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you might try "/sbin/init 3" as root in a console, then login as root, then running the script....I don't have an ATI card, so I'm not sure how the script works...but try it anyways and see what happens


to get out of text mode (from using /sbin/init 3) type in "/sbin/init 5"

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Old 02-05-2005, 10:53 AM   #3
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Is there any other way i can figure out what my XFree86 version is?
Old 02-21-2005, 02:48 AM   #4
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From terminal type

X -version


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