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Old 02-05-2005, 10:02 AM   #1
Infernal211283
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XFree86 version check?


Hi.

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

the link is:

http://www.ati.com/support/drivers/l...inux&prodType=
graphic&prod=productsLINUXdriver&submit.x=9&submit.y=7&submit=GO%21

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]# ./check.sh
=====================================================================
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?

Thanks.
 
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

EDIT//

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

Last edited by jojotx0; 02-05-2005 at 10:17 AM.
 
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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