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Old 03-10-2004, 10:59 AM   #1
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Question Radeon 9200, Slackware 9.1 - How To Do?

Hello again.

I have Slackware 9.1. The machine has a Radeon 9200 video card.

Does anyone know if I can use a driver other than vesa or fbvesa for Radeon 9200, and if yes, how?.

The module from the ATI site is available as a rpm only, and following the instructions (i.e. rpm2tgz and then extract) broke KDE...

Is there any option to use the other radeon driver, or the ati driver?
Do I have to enable any kernel modules? I noticed a radeon kernel module, but I do not know what does it do.

I would like GLX extensions enabled, and the hardware 3D enabled, but will settle for 2D, because it is a server machine.

The worst is that the with the vesa driver I could not make it work at 1280x1024@85Hz.

Btw. What frequencies shoudl I set in XF86Config to enable 1280x1024@85?

Please help.

Thx in advance.
P.S. If there is an answer some where on this board, please point it out.
Old 03-10-2004, 12:04 PM   #2
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if vesa works.. just stick with that if you do not need 3d accell...

If you want 2d or even 3d.. then post up some more info about the ati driver install. Im sure this board can help you get the ATI drivers going.
Old 03-10-2004, 04:08 PM   #3
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I have a 9200 card, too. I need the same help. I couldnt even install the rpm from ati... i got error messages saying some libraries are missing.


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