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Old 01-24-2005, 10:57 AM   #1
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ATI Radeon 9800 pro


How can i install ATI Radeon drivers from the text mode of mandrake 10.1 as thats all i can get because i always get an error for the X.org server
 
Old 01-24-2005, 11:20 AM   #2
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If you get errors from the X server, type in

Code:
xorgconfig
and redo the X configuration.

To install the ATI drivers , you will need the driver first. Did you already download it or not? If you did, then then do this as root in the command line:

Code:
rpm -i --force filename.rpm
Be warned that I have read others on here having some slight problems when installing the ATI X.org drivers.

Good luck!
 
Old 01-25-2005, 10:31 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply i will try that now
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:33 AM   #4
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also how do i download that file from the website cause i am really new and dont understand that i have what the file comes out as on XP but that didnt work please help
 
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also how do i download that file from the website cause i am really new and dont understand that i have what the file comes out as on XP but that didnt work please help
If you are new, and your Linux is working okay, then I urge you NOT to download and install these new ATI drivers. I've read others complain that it caused some problems. But to answer your question, do this:

go here:
http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html

Select Linux x86 --> graphic driver --> then select your ATI Video card.

Select the X.org version since Mandrake 10.1 does not use XFree86

Save it somewhere and go to your console and to the directory and type:

Code:
su
rootpassword
rpm -i --force rpmfilename.rpm
That should install the ATI drivers. But like I said, I would not recommend doing this unless you have to.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 02:15 PM   #6
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yeah at the moment my linux gets to the blue screen with Mandrake on the bottom and then goes no further so at the moment it isnt working well so im hoping this will sort my problem also i can download to my windows hard drive how do i get it to get the file from the windows hard drive

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Old 01-25-2005, 03:12 PM   #7
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yeah at the moment my linux gets to the blue screen with Mandrake on the bottom and then goes no further so at the moment it isnt working well so im hoping this will sort my problem also i can download to my windows hard drive how do i get it to get the file from the windows hard drive
Now I see what you're saying. The ATI file is on your Windows hard drive.

do this in the terminal:

Code:
cd /mnt/windows
BAM! That should be your Windows hard drive right there. Give that a try.
 
  


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