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Old 03-14-2005, 07:57 PM   #1
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ATI Card Not Recognized

I figured I'd start a new thread to encompass what's happening now.

Ok, so it seems like the problem is that my ATI card is not being recognized.

When I run the "fglrxconfig", after completion I get the message:

Probing PCI bus for a supported graphics device...
unable to find any of the subsequent graphics boards

When I run lspci the last two entries are:

05:00.0 VGA Compatible Controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5e4b
05:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5e6b

What could be causing this?

Could it be that X.Org 6.8 was not upgraded correctly?

To upgrade this, I first tried the urpmi method.
Next, I manually downloaded the X.Org Tar files and ran...

make World

After the build completed, I ran...

make install and make

This created a directory in /usr called X11R6

I ran the ATI Driver RPM's after using the URPMI method and using the TAR file.

Do I need to do something else to make fully upgrade my system to the latest X.Org, or could the lack of recognition be something else?

Thanks (Sorry for the long post)
Old 03-15-2005, 01:04 PM   #2
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What kind of card do you have? If it's incredibly new, the drivers may not yet recognize it.
Old 03-15-2005, 03:11 PM   #3
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It's an ATI X700 PCI-Express Card.

Since I am runninc the x86-64 edition, could this have lead to something I did incorrectly? Like installing the new X.Org or something like that?

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Old 03-15-2005, 03:41 PM   #4
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Did you try restoring the original xorg.cfg like i had suggested in your previous post on this?

Its a probability that the ati configurater does not take the PCI express into concideration when creating the xorg.conf. PCIE is a different animal then PCI and requires its own drivers spacificly for the PCIE. the original xorg.conf will likely contain the missing parts you need.

Its doesn't look so much like its the video drivers your having issues with, but the PCI express bus its self.

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Old 03-15-2005, 05:26 PM   #5
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I just tried using the old file and I am running into the same issue.

I think I am about ready to give up on this. Maybe I'll just try again with a new Mandrake release.

Thanks for your help.
Old 03-16-2005, 12:32 PM   #6
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I checked the hardware support list at and didn't specifically find any support for PCI-Express ATI cards under x86-64. I did find this "ATI Radeon VE/7000 QY [Video card]" though.

BTW- the hardware support list is a good starting point for troubleshooting issues like this.



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