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Old 03-25-2005, 01:53 PM   #1
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How to install ATI drivers in Slackware 10.1

I have no idea how to install the drivers in slack i tried once but it messed up my X window.
I have a ATI 9800XT and an AMD 64 i was wondering what drivers i should download and how to install them. Please help and thanks in advanced.
Old 03-25-2005, 02:13 PM   #2
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well, first of all, you go here to download them

I would love to tell you more, but I can't seem to get them working, so I don't want to risk telling you the wrong info.
Old 03-25-2005, 02:19 PM   #3
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yea i know where to get them from but i tried the package from and i messed up my X window or whatever its called.
Old 03-25-2005, 02:49 PM   #4
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In /etc/X11, you'll find a couple of usable xorg.conf files. *copy* the VESA one to xorg.conf, and you should be able to get back into X no problem.

Use the driver for xorg.conf from ATI. I know it's an RPM and slack doesn't support RPMs. Download it anyway. Convert it to a TGZ with rpm2tgz, and install it. Then run fglrxconfig.
Old 03-25-2005, 03:22 PM   #5
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search around this forum, there are many tutorials on how to compile and set it up.. a few i've started or commented on, so you can limit your search to my nickname if you want

doesn't neccesarly mean that i actually ever got them to work though

good luck.. seriously


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