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Old 11-23-2004, 03:28 AM   #1
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New slackware install with mobility radeon 9700

I recently installer Slackware 10 from Fedora core 2. The display i used to have in fedora had a pretty good resolution except that there were two black bars on each side. Now that i switch over to Slackware, i can only go to resolution 1024. In fedora i was in 1600*1200 and in windows i'm in 1920*1200. I tried reinstalling xorg with a newer version and still didn't work. Is there a way to make it work like it used to in fedora. As this card isn't supported by ati yet i know that the display won't be perfect but the should be a way to make it no worst that it used to be.


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Old 11-23-2004, 04:45 AM   #2
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I have a HP Compaq nc6000 laptop with the Mobility 9600 chip
getting everything to 'play nicely' was as simple as updating my kernel and getting everything the way that I wanted it and downloading and installing the ATI fglrx driver (note: you must download the regular card driver despite their warning about the chips/displays be custom for every manufacture) follow the directions to install the driver and run fglrxconfig to properly set-up X


you might also want to google around and figure out what kind of LCD you have on you laptop to set the correct hori. and vert sync ranges
mine has a 14.1" SXGA+ display (1400x1050 native @ 60Hz, 63.98KHz hori. sync and 60Hz vert.) <- dunno if that will help you get rid of the "black bars" but you never know!
Old 01-23-2005, 10:07 PM   #3
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I just found out that ati released a new version of the drivers for but its in .rpm format. Is there any way to make it work with slackware, transform it to a tarball.

I also have cedega in rpm format which i'd like to install.

Thanks for any link or information.
Old 01-24-2005, 01:09 AM   #4
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Yeah you just have to use the rpm2tgz command in Slackware.


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