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Old 01-02-2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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ati x550 and fgrlx of course

I have used mandrake for a few years but new to mepis

I downloaded mepis 6.0-4 amd64 beta1 just the other day
installed ok

I used synaptic to download fglrx
went ok

tried to use synaptic to download kernel modules
but it said was not needed cause it was already in the kernel

so I went to the mepis xconfig and selected
fglrx(official 3d)


my xorg.conf has this

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "fglrx"
BoardName "unknown"

and I also have this

root@1[david]# fglrxinfo

display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: RADEON X550 Generic
OpenGL version string: 2.0.5814 (8.25.18)

but I get this error when I log in

Composite extension not found
You must use XOrg ? 6.8 for translucency and shadows to work.
Additionally, you need to add a new section to your X config file:
Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"

where do I put the section "Extensions"
and what else do I need. to get this driver working

not sure how to check Xorg 6.8 but I think
came with the cd
Old 01-03-2007, 02:24 AM   #2
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I guess this section can be put after "Modules" section. I have it there, X11R7.1, Beryl works...

Also, are you sure you need fglrx? Just in case, periodically it turns out that dri drivers work better. Periodically - that not...


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