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Old 08-11-2002, 03:57 PM   #1
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Exclamation ATI Radeon 7000 and XFree86 4.2.0

hello all! i need help. i can't get X to run above 8-bit (256 colors) with my ATI Radeon 7000. XConfigurator id's it as a ATI|Radeon VE QY ..... anybody know how to fix X so that i can have lots of nice colors?

Old 08-13-2002, 11:12 PM   #2
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have a look here - i hope it is helpful, kind long
Old 10-21-2003, 09:12 AM   #3
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I have exactly the same need. If you check it is clear that the 7000 is not supported in XFree86 4.2.x supplied with Red Hat 8. It is supported in XFree86 4.3.x that comes with Red Hat 9. And I confirmed this with a perfect install of RH9 with the 7000 correctly recognised (not as a VE). I have sent email to XFree86 to determine if you can install 4.3.x on RH8. I will let you know the answer.
Remaking the kernel as per the previous post seems a big deal but please let me know if you tried it and it worked.
Old 10-22-2003, 08:03 AM   #4
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Arrow no prob.

no prob.
it's been almost a year since i posted that problem and have since moved on to the ATI RADEON 9000 Pro. it works great! though, i do have a friend that is having the same troubles as i was with RH8 and the ATI | RADEON 7000. please post any further info that you find or learn.... thanks


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