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Old 09-10-2003, 11:29 PM   #1
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New ATI drivers and Mandrake 9.1

I have been waiting for some decent drivers from ATI for about a year now, and finally they released some that actually support the 9500 pro. I followed ATI's instructions word by word and had a fairly clean install. The problem is when I use the fglrxinfo command i see that my current drivers are MESA drivers, how do I delete all of the mesa libraries and have all Open GL apps switch over to the new ATI ones? Also I now when i type "startx" it says it cannot find AGP. Have I totally missed installing AGPGART? and how can I find out. I hate being a newbie to linux, but we have to start somewhere I suppose.
Old 09-11-2003, 01:07 AM   #2
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To find out if you've got agpgart, as root, type lsmod...

That will list all the currently loaded modules.
If agpgart is one of them, then nah, that's not it.

If it's not in there, try the command:
modprobe agpgart

and see what you get.

Also, did you install the drivers with rpm?
Try uninstalling them, and then installing them with the force overwrite existing libraries function, don't remember which option that is. But it's a common problem switching from mesa to opengl.

HOpe this helps

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As in the previous post, try "rpm -ihv --force <paket-name>". It should work

Hope it helps


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